Tour de France

TdF threatens withdrawal from UCI calendar

2015-06-19 21:00
2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali. (File, Getty Images)

Paris - Tour de France organisers ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) have threatened to pull their races from the International Cycling Union calendar because of a lack of progress in the UCI's reform programme, sources say.

A source close to the UCI management committee said that ASO sent a letter to the UCI saying they would withdraw from the 2016 calendar if the reform does not go forward, with their chief concern to ensure that major race dates do not clash.

There is no immediate risk of the Tour and ASO's other major races not taking place but they could do so outside the umbrella of cycling's governing body, leading to a potentially damaging split.

ASO own the Tour de France but also the top tier classics Paris-Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, as well as the one-week Paris-Nice and the Criterium du Dauphine.

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