TROYES, France (AP) — Sport’s highest court docket has rejected Peter Sagan’s enchantment to be allowed again into the Tour de France.

The world champion was despatched residence from the race for elbowing British rival Mark Cavendish throughout Stage four on Tuesday.

His Bora-Hansgrohe group appealed to the Switzerland-based Court docket of Arbitration for Sport.

In a brief assertion Thursday, the court docket stated it rejected the enchantment and that Sagan “stays disqualified from the 2017 Tour de France.”

The group insisted that Sagan “didn’t trigger, not to mention intentionally, the autumn of Mark Cavendish.”

It stated “Sagan stayed on his line and couldn’t see Cavendish on the proper aspect.”

The crash pressured Cavendish to desert the race with a damaged shoulder.

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