Spoke with him at the ceremonial finish and he is taking it with dignity and pragmatism.
He is still upset of course, but he and the whole team don't think for a second that he will not benefit all round any less than if it didn't happen and he had won, in fact better now than in the Dakar - it won't happen again
In the HRC camp the whole thing is a little bitter sweet, but they are over the moon with Sam's performance
He said thanks to all the support he has received from f5 land also.
Check out his Facebook if you like.