Prudhomme objects to WorldTour expansion

The ASO announced on Friday that it would hold its races, including the Tour de France, outside of the UCI WorldTour, after rejecting the reforms which were approved by the UCI earlier this year. Speaking to, the Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme outlined his reasons for requesting Hors Categorie (HC) classification for 2017, explaining that the decision keeps the races under the auspices of the UCI but allows more flexibility on which teams they can invite, and how many riders will make up the peloton in their races.

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