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Cycling?s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has called for all teams to boycott Paris-Nice this March.

The UCI?s call for the teams to quit one of Europe?s biggest races indicates just how serious the conflict between the UCI and the Paris-Nice organiser, ASO, has become. It came just hours after the French Cycling Federation said it was prepared to provide the commissaires and anti-doping inspectors from the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) for the race, thereby completely bypassing the UCI.

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