Cavendish, center, crashes during the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour de France.
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World champion Peter Sagan was sensationally kicked off the Tour de France for elbowing Mark Cavendish in a hectic sprint finish to Tuesday's fourth stage.British sprint great Cavendish was taken to hospital by ambulance with shoulder and finger injuries after crashing to the ground when Sagan shoved him into the metal safety barriers 100 meters from the finish of the 207.5-km stage from Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel.Cavendish had earlier demanded an explanation from Sagan for the elbow that could end the Briton's Tour, if like in 2014 he has suffered a broken collarbone.Cavendish, 31, was following the wheel of eventual stage winner Arnaud Demare of France when Sagan jutted out an elbow, knocking the Briton into the barriers where he came crashing down to the ground.Cavendish said Sagan had to explain his actions.Fellow sprinter Andre Greipel of Germany accused Sagan of doing the same thing to him the previous day.
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