Mark Renshaw

Cavendish withdraws, Sagan disqualified after Tour crash

Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified from cycling's showcase event.

Hours after Tuesday's crash in a chaotic sprint finish to Stage 4, Cavendish's Team Dimension Data said on its Twitter feed that "Unfortunately, @MarkCavendish has been forced to withdraw from #TDF2017."

The British rider sustained hand and shoulder injuries in the crash, and was taken to a hospital for checks.

"I'm obviously massively disappointed to get this news about the fracture," Cavendish said. "The team was incredible...

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