Bern rejects Tour de Suisse

The city of Bern, Switzerland, doesn't want any more stages of the Tour de Suisse. The city has said that it will cancel its engagement at the end of the Tour in 2009 and will not renew the contract it signed with the Tour three years ago.

City President Alexander Tschäppät told the Si/sda press agency that the city council, along with the local hotel and restaurant association, had made the decision, since their financial expectations of hosting the race's final stage had not been fulfilled.

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