David Moncoutié's future uncertain

French climber David Moncoutié (Cofidis), has had to forfeit his place in this year's Tour de France. Moncoutié fell heavily at the Tour of Romandië in May earlier this season, and is only able to begin training again within the next month, but even then he must take it easy.

32 year old Moncoutié, who won stages in the 2004 and 2005 editions of the Tour, will not be able to compete for the rest of the season, and as of yet has not even decided if he will continue his career next year. “The decision is his,” explained Eric Boyer, manager at Cofidis, “his contract is up for renewal at the end of 2007, but we will keep a place open for him.”

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