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Cavendish's team 'surprised' by UCI/Sagan settlement of TDF crash

The UCI ruled Tuesday that Peter Sagan did not intentionally elbow Mark Cavendish (center) during a sprint finish at the 2017 Tour de France. Photonews/Panoramic/Icon Sportswire

Team Dimension Data said it was 'surprised' not to be included when Peter Sagan settled his legal dispute with the UCI Tuesday. Sagan was ejected from the 2017 Tour de France after tangling with Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish.

"As riders and teams, we want all parties to work together to make racing safe and enjoyable. We understood this dispute was over the process that prevented Bora-Hansgrohe from stating their case to the race jury," Dimension Data said in a statement. "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."

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