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Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects appeal against Peter Sagan's Tour de France disqualification

"Peter Sagan remains disqualified from the 2017 Tour de France," says CAS in decision...

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected an appeal from the management company of the Bora-Hansgrohe team and Peter Sagan against the world champion's disqualification from the Tour de France.

The Slovak rider was thrown off the race after he was adjudged to have endangered other riders, including Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish who sustained a broken shoulder blade, in a crash during the finale of Tuesday's Stage 4 in Vittel.

> Bora-Hansgrohe appeal Peter Sagan's Tour de France disqualification to Court of Arbitration for Sport

His team confirmed that it had appealed to CAS, igniting speculation that the rider may have made an unlikely - not to say, unprecedented - return to the race.

 But in a statement issued this afternoon, CAS said:

The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) issued a decision rejecting an urgent request for provisional measures filed by the Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan and the Denk Pro Cycling team in the afternoon of 5 July 2017.

The rider and team appealed the exclusion of the rider by the UCI Commissaires Panel on 4 July 2017 following an incident during the sprint phase at the end of the 4th stage of the 2017 Tour de France (Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel).

Accordingly, Peter Sagan remains disqualified from the 2017 Tour de France.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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