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French prosecutors open inquiry

Updated: October 13, 2009, 1:36 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- French prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation to examine syringes found in medical waste containers during the Tour de France.

The case was opened after the discovery of several suspicious syringes in a container given by organizers to all of the teams to collect medical waste, the Paris prosecutors office said Tuesday, on the eve of the 2010 Tour course unveiling.

However, the office said it was not targeting a specific team from this year's tour, refuting ...

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