UCI ProTour

The Tour de France and the other major race organisers in Italy and Spain will not join the UCI ProTour, ASO chief Patrick Clerc announced on Saturday.

"I can tell you that ASO (Tour de France organisers), RCS (Giro d'Italia organisers) and Unipublic (Tour of Spain organisers) will never join the Pro Tour," Clerc told reporters before the start of the seventh stage on Saturday.

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