Christian Prudhomme

Concern is rising within the Tour de France organisation that for the first time in its history, the race will start this July with the battle for victory in the previous year?s Tour still unresolved - although for 2006, it will be the courtrooms of Europe and America which will finally decide the winner.

When asked recently if he was worried there would still be no Tour 2006 winner come this July, race director Christian Prudhomme (pictured) simply stated ?yes, I am afraid it will happen.?

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