Peter Sagan asks Cas to suspend his Tour de France disqualification

• Sagan says he had no chance to defend himself over Mark Cavendish crash
• World champion will rejoin Tour immediately if motion to suspend is granted

Peter Sagan has asked the court of arbitration for sport to suspend his disqualification from the Tour de France.

The world champion was kicked out of the race on Tuesday for a dangerous move in which he appeared to elbow Mark Cavendish rider to the floor during a sprint finish. But Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe team are arguing that the Slovak did not have an opportunity to put his side of the story – and should therefore be immediately reinstated in the race.

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