Favorite Kicked Out Of Tour de France For Elbowing

((HT: Tour de France their own selves))

Sprints to the finish in the Tour de France can get a little dicey...

Okay, a LOT dicey... and this happened at the end of the July 4th stage- watch the right hand side of the screen...

And for the elbow that sent Mark Cavendish into the barrier, Peter Sagan was kicked out of the Tour for "seriously endangering" another rider...

From the BBC...

Philippe Marien, president of the race commission, said: "We've decided to disqualify Peter Sagan as he endangered some of his colleagues seriously in the final metres of the sprint in Vittel.

"We will apply article 12.104 of the rules of the UCI... in which case commissaires (the race jury) can decide to enforce a judgement to disqualify a rider."

Here's a longer version...

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