Five vehicles searched

At the motorway toll station of Tallard, a few kilometres South of Gap, French customs have searched five team cars this morning before the start of stage 12. The vehicles belonged to the teams Liberty Seguros, Phonak, Davitamon-Lotto, Bouygues Télécom and AG2R, and were selected at random according to an official communiqué, who also stated that there had been no outcome to the search. French custom officers do not need a special warrant for these kind of searches; they can intervene at their will.

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