All teams competing in the this years Tour de France have signed an anti-doping contract with race ograniser ASO which could see them have to pay a massive fine if any of their riders are caught for a doping offence, according to Sport Wereld.
The contract states that should any member of their team test positive for a banned substance while competing in the Tour a fine of 100,000 Euros will be payable to the French Federation of Cycling (FFC). As the race has not been sanctioned by the UCI, the rules of the international governing body do not apply. This has left the door open for the ASO, in conjunction with the FFC, to comprise its own set of rules and regulations for the race.
ASO has scheduled a press conference for today, where it is likely to announce that the Tour de France will be sanctioned by the FFC.