Following on from the announcement yesterday that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Peter Sagan and BORA – hansgrohe had agreed to end the legal dispute and controversy about Peter Sagan’s disqualification from this year’s Tour de France, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has responded to the decision.
The incident saw the team’s sprinter Mark Cavendish seriously injured just before the finish line of stage 4 and Douglas Ryder, Team Dimension Data’s team principal said the team will write to the UCI to request a more detailed explanation regarding the specific details of their statement.
“As riders and teams, we want all parties to work together to make racing safe and enjoyable,” said 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 statement released by the team, they stated that they “would like to once again state that Mark Cavendish played no part in the cause of the season-ending crash,” and added that the will not be issuing any further comment.