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French protests delay bike race

French students, apprentices and unions have been protesting for over two weeks now against the "CPE", a proposed law which will loosen the younger employee's protection against dismissal in labour law. A national day of protest had been staged last Tuesday, April 28, and is to be repeated on Tuesday next week. In the meantime, the French protesters take every opportunity to get media attention, including stopping bike races. At the Route d'Adélie on Friday, the crowds delayed the start by half an hour, and are expected to turn up as well at the GP de Rennes on Sunday.

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