Was it supposed to be flat or had it been crushed ?How many versions of cable is there. I got new one January 20 for my 19 expert the old one had crack in it. New one i got was flat instead of round. Now im told i need a new cable as its the old version which lets in water.
I thought there was the old one (which was prone failure) and the new one S206800004. Then there's the new new one for 2022 bikes, but that's completely different.
There's also the S176800002 for 1.2 and 1.3 motored bikes, but you're a 2.1 guy so not applicable.