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Le Tour de France 2006 – Day 2: Prologue Parcours Recce, Strasbourg

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I walked in to the press room this morning at Le Tour de France 2006 and one of the guys from French radio told me that Ullrich and Sevilla were gone – sent home by T-Mobile due to their involvement in Operaçion Puerto, the Spanish drugs bust.

I had plans for today, namely to ride the prologue course and do a piece on it then meet-up with the Saunier Duval PR girl and photograph David Millar’s, Scott time trial bike.

I put these plans on ‘hold’ because I figured we’d best keep in touch with the events unfolding around ‘Operaçion  Puerto’, besides, it doesn’t look like they are going to close the roads until tomorrow and trying to ride the prologue course would be a waste of time with traffic lights every 50 metres.