Wednesday, June 20, 2007

From Paris: Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.

Christian Prudhomme, Tour de France director, is quoted in l’Equipe's on-line edition ( as saying that any riders who have not signed the UCI non-doping charter by July 7 will not be allowed to race in the Tour, despite the UCI document's not having any specifiic legal force. No official statement yet.


LuckyLab said...

I'm really not surprised by this. Who couldn't see it coming as soon as they announced the new way to waive rider rights.

MMan said...

Well, I wasn't going to follow the TdF anyway this year.

cam said...

i was.... but i might think again if this is enforced.

is this legal?

what if no one signs?

pommi said...

Sounds like more of the same rhetoric as back in May when he announced that Floyd will be eradicated from the TdF history books.

wschart said...

To what extent can ASO, as the promoters of the TdF, determine on their own who can or can't ride, or even, who is or isn't the winner. Suppose Landis is ultimately cleared. Could they still say that he still is't the winner and/or not allowed to ride?

Did ASO determine the various riders, like Ulrich and Basso, who last year were implicated in the OP affair, could not ride even though no actually finding of guilt had been made at that time? Or did the teams invovled do it?