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Paris-Nice Mutually-Assured-Destruction Plan... Updated!

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Obviously pleading with God to make it stop isn't working:

Late on Friday afternoon, AIGCP President Eric Boyer announced that the teams had voted in favour of riding Paris-Nice in an emergency meeting in Paris. He revealed that 15 teams voted in favour, eight abstained from making any decision, while one team left before the final vote.

"I'd have preferred unanimity but we got a majority," Boyer said.

UCI President Pat McQuaid jumped on the division between the teams and responded: "We'll wait for Sunday. If the teams voted with a majority it means some teams weren't in favour and so they're being forced to break the UCI rules. Wait and see."

Also, if for some reason you want a very good explainer on what gives the UCI the right to punish the riders, go here.