The hot day in Vittel

I can't say that I agree with the overly harsh decision by the race jury. Clearly from the above image there seems to me that there was no elbow contact. I would say it was reactive elbow flick and not aggressive by Sagan. Cavendish tried to sneak past and took a risk, such is sprinting at 70kmh. Sagan is well respected in the peloton and any motive for aggression against Cavendish has no merit. A penalty? Yes. Disqualification - damn no!

Before the start, a nice trim for Romain Bardet...