London/Johannesburg – 5 December 2017 – Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has responded to today’s decision by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Peter Sagan and BORA – Hansgrohe to end the legal dispute following Sagan’s disqualification from this year’s Tour de France.
The incident saw Team Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish seriously injured just before the finish line of stage 4.
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. 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.”
Team Dimension Data would like to once again state that Mark Cavendish played no part in the cause of the season-ending crash.
Team Dimension Data said it will not be issuing any further comment.