ASO chief Christian Prudhomme weighs in on radio controversy
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

ASO chief Christian Prudhomme weighs in on radio controversy

by Bjorn Haake at 11:07 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
 
Wants to have compromise with only security info relayed to the riders

christian prudhommeASO Director Christian Prudhomme has weighed in on the radio fight between the International Cycling Union and many of the racers and team managers. Prudhomme wants to have at least security info from the race organizers available for the bunch.

Prudhomme said that he can agree with not having the teams giving all the info to their riders. "A racer without radio is more intelligent than one with a radio. The instinct and the sensing of the course come out better that way," he told rtbf.be. The head of the Tour de France could live with a compromise. "If it'd be up to me, yes, there would be a radio, but only one from the organizers to give security instructions."

The radio ban imposed by the UCI will heat up now that the American cycling federation USA Cycling has decided to abandon the radio ban, with overwhelming majority.

Prudhomme also expects Alberto Contador at the start of the Flèche Wallonne and hopes that the case will be settled soon. "If there is an appeal, it has to be settled before the Tour de France."

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