17 Oct 2008

Germany takes stance against cycling's cheats

8:15 am on 17 October 2008

Organisers of the cycling Tour of Germany have decided to scrap their annual event indefinitely, and German state television has decided not to carry live coverage of the Tour de France because of cycling's doping problems.

Tour of Germany officials say they sports image has made it too difficult to fund and market their event, and Germany's public broadcaster says the value of the Tour de France has been eroded by all the doping cases.