Dan Schmalz

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Mark Cavendish on the ground after colliding with Peter Sagan, left, in the Tour de France. Credit Christophe Ena/Associated Press

If you haven’t heard yet — and if you’re a typical American, you probably haven’t — there’s an uproar in the world of professional cycling right now. On Tuesday’s fourth stage at the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan, two of the world’s best, collided near the finish line, with Cavendish ending up on the ground with a broken shoulder (having also been run over by two trailing riders). Sagan was later disqualified from the rest of the 21-stage Tour, apparently for throwing an elbow that the judges believe caused Cavendish to crash.

This disqualification is a big deal because the Tour is a really big deal, at least for the rest of the world: 10 to 12 million people will watch it live from the roadside, crowding onto narrow shoulders or grassy embankments for the chance to see a pack of riders zoom by in about 15 seconds.…  Seguir leyendo »