06. 12. 2017 14:01
World road cycling champion Peter Sagan, his team Bora and the United Cycling Union (UCI) have agreed to end their legal battle concerning his disqualification from this year's Tour de France, just a few hours before the final hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on Tuesday. Peter Sagan was disqualified following a crash with Mark Cavendish in the sprint over the last metres of the 4th stage. "The past is already forgotten. It's all about improving our sport in the future. I welcome the fact that what happened to me has showed that the UCI Commissioners' work is a difficult one and that the UCI has recognised the need to facilitate their work in a more effective way. I am happy that my case will lead to positive developments, because it is important for our sport to make fair and comprehensible decisions, even if emotions are sometimes heated," said Sagan, cited in a statement released by UCI.