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The UCI has made it clear it does not intend to compromise in its battle with Paris-Nice organisers ASO by launching a war of words in the press and further threatening riders and managers with bans and fines if they start the French race.

On Friday afternoon, just 24 hours before teams have to formally enter riders for Paris-Nice that starts on Sunday, the UCI announced they had began disciplinary proceedings against the French Cycling Federation and Eric Boyer, President of the International Association of Professional Cycling Groups (AIGCP), for helping ASO run Paris-Nice under French law and with the leading teams in the sport.

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