Stage 4 | Mondorf-les-Bains / Vittel | Tour de France 2017

Jul 04, 2017, 07:39 PM

A long, slow day on the Tour de France ended in drama, disappointment and disqualification in Vittel.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau discuss the decision to disqualify the world champion Peter Sagan for causing Mark Cavendish to crash in the finishing straight.

There’s reaction to the post-race confusion which culminated with the decision of the UCI jury to send Sagan home. To a degree that overshadowed French champion Arnaud Démare’s first Tour de France stage win, although FDJ boss Marc Madiot certainly won’t see it that way.

And then there’s the performance of man of the day Guillaume Van Keirsbulk, who spent almost 200 kilometres out in front on his own, before being recaptured.

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