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June 26, 2007

Unibet.com sues for Tour place

Yahoo! Eurosport UK | Unibet to take ASO to court

Unibet.com is filing suit against ASO, the organization that runs the Tour de France, over their exclusion from the race.

Unibet.com is a ProTour team, but seemingly in name only. They've been denied entry into all three Grand Tours, initially because of complaints by organizers that the ProTour had expanded too far, preventing GT organizers from inviting wild card teams.

ASO has a stronger basis for preventing Unibet.com from racing, because their title sponsor is an online bookmaker. French law that prohibits the advertisement of foreign gambling concerns in French events.

Also:

cyclingnews | Unibet launches new action against ASO

Posted by Frank Steele on June 26, 2007 in About the Tour, Tour de France 2007 | Permalink

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