French evening without the Tour

The French daily paper 'France Soir' (France evening) has decided to stop reporting from the Tour de...

The French daily paper 'France Soir' (France evening) has decided to stop reporting from the Tour de France due to the ongoing doping problems. In his editorial Jean-Pierre Brunois wrote that "according to our principals and those of many of our readers, we have decided to retire form the Tour de France."

Brunois continued that "we are all children of the Tour de France, we love its legends and we cry over its tragedies. The dream is shattered..."

France Soir will not give results of Thursday's stage, according to AFP. Instead of the results boxes for the different classifications, there will be a black box, saying 'No comment'."

France Soir's decision follows on the heels of daily paper 'Libération', which already announced Thursday that they won't be printing results or even the stages's profile. 'Libération' will merely print medical incidents and jury decisions at the end of the stage.

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