Sagan Disqualified for Elbowing

I put the BBQ on simmer to comment on Sagan’s DQ…from what I’ve heard, the race commissaire is well respected and that said, it’s a shocking decision to not find a penalty or relegation. Sagan threw the elbow, but it looks like to defend his line from a suicide move by Cavendish. And, way too much elbow.

Relegate, fine, penalty – yes. Ejection? There are precedents (Renshaw), but this is analogous to Michael Jordan and traveling in the NBA finals—doesn’t happen to a world champion.

There must be other stuff off camera that led to the decision and to make such a strong statement. If the cameras cut away to any of Sagan’s sponsors, imagine WTF reactions as well. His DQ isn’t helping anyone sell the sport, bikes, or gear.

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