Mark Cavendish has commended the of Tour de France authorities for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday.
Sagan appeared to have elbowed Cavendish who crashed along with several other riders behind him.
He remained on his bike and continued till the end of the race but was disqualified for endangering Cavendish and other riders in the sprint finish at Vittel.
Speaking before the Tour set off without him from the spa town of Vittel on Stage 5, Cavendish said his immediate concern after he hit the deck was to stop his finger from bleeding.
The Tour race director, Thierry Gouvenou, said that he supported the jury’s disqualification of Sagan.
He said Sagan also was at fault in a first crash that took down more than a dozen riders in the final stretch