Team Dimension Data surprised by UCI statement on Peter Sagan
Dec 05 2017 09:14 pm CET

Team Dimension Data surprised by UCI statement on Peter Sagan

Team Dimension Data has reacted with surprise to the joint statement issued by the UCI and Peter Sagan's team Bora-hansgrohe earlier on Tuesday.

The statement explains that there will be no further legal battle following Sagan's removal from the Tour de France in July, and cleared the Slovak from any responsibility in the incident, which resulted in a broken shoulder for Mark Cavendish.

Dimension Data reacted hours later by issuing its own statement to the press, saying that it will request a more detailed explanation by the UCI.

"As riders and teams, we want all parties to work together to make racing safe and enjoyable," wrote team principal Douglas Ryder.

"We understood this dispute was over the process that prevented Bora-hansgrohe from stating their case to the race jury. However, following today’s announcement it seems the investigation also included reviewing the actual race incident.

"Given that we are the team with the rider who ultimately suffered the most as a result of this incident, we were surprised to not be included to offer our insights to the investigation."

In a final line, the team insisted that Mark Cavendish played no part in the cause of the crash.
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