Disqualified and Withdrawn

Two of my favourite riders in the Tour de France out in one go:

World champion Peter Sagan has left the Tour de France after being disqualified for causing the crash which ended Mark Cavendish’s race

Gutted. Can’t believe Sagan elbowed on purpose or with malice; just seemed like an automatic reaction.

Oh well.

Cav

I feel that I owe it to myself, the team, our sponsors and most importantly to the Tour itself given its history and everything that it stands for – as well as the emotional attachment I have for it – to give it my best and to put everything I have into trying to help the team – Mark Cavendish

Even if he gets one closer to Merckx’s record then it’s some achievment; even if he doesn’t it’s some achievement already.