Tour de France: Stage four – Cavendish crashes heavily


Mark Cavendish crashes out in sprint finish – follow BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (online) coverage and live text commentary from a dramatic end to stage four.

Thomas stays in yellow

Amid all that, Geraint Thomas crossed the line a couple of minutes or so after stage winner Arnaud Demare. But he will retain the yellow jersey because on sprint stages if you crash in the final 3km, you are awarded the same time as the group you were with and in G’s case, that was Demare.

That’s why the GC guys have to get involved in the sprints.

A DQ for Sagan?

Matt Taggart‏: Surely that was an elbow from Sagan? Are we going to see a DQ?

I don’t know Matt. It will be a big call from the race officials. It will be interesting to get Sagan’s take on it.

Source: Tour de France: Stage four – Cavendish crashes heavily – BBC Sport