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Tour teams push for radio ban to be lifted

Tour teams push for radio ban to be lifted

Team managers are hopeful the flood of crashes and incidents that have marred the Tour de France this year will lead cycling's governing body to reconsider its decision to ban radio communication during races.
Several top Tour contenders including Bradley Wiggins of Britain and Jurgen Van den Broeck of Belgium have been forced to withdraw from the race during a crash-filled first week. On Sunday, two riders where sideswiped by a reckless car driver.
Leopard-Trek team manager Brian Nygaard told The Associated Press "the discussions with the UCI are still a bit blocked, but I hope that after what we saw in the first part of this year's Tour, it will heighten the attention on safety issues."