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Minister decries 'witch hunt' at Tour de France

Updated: June 29, 2013, 10:22 AM ET
Associated Press

BASTIA, Corsica -- France's sports minister has railed against a "witch hunt" targeting Tour de France cyclists who feel they're unfairly being lumped in with their predecessors who engaged in widespread doping years ago.

Valerie Fourneyron met with some Tour competitors before Saturday's race start in Corsica.

Some riders worry that a French Senate report on doping expected to be released days before the Tour finish could revive memories of cycling's darkest days of doping in the ...

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