Tom Boonen gets a massage, stage 6

Tom Boonen's place at the Tour de France is still in doubt this afternoon as the judge who was due to rule whether the Belgian could take part or not has declared himself unfit to make the decision.

Boonen had lodged an appeal with a court in Nanterre in an attempt to overthrow the decision by tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) to exclude the Belgian sprinter from taking part in this year's race.

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