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No Tour for Boonen

According to a brief update at l', the ASO has decided to exclude Boonen from the upcoming Tour de France as a consequence of his cocaine positive.

Here is Prudhomme's statement: "For us, Tom Boonen can not be at the départ of the Tour now that the information concerning him is confirmed. Tom Boonen is a grand champion, but a grand champion must also be an example... There is a threat to the integrity of the Tour and to the group of the teams in the Tour."