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UCI chief says Tour director made angry phone call

Updated: July 21, 2007, 10:01 AM ET
Associated Press

ALBI, France -- Cycling chief Pat McQuaid wants an apology from Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme for a late-night telephone call in which Prudhomme supposedly asked him if he was trying to "kill the Tour de France."

McQuaid, the president of the International Cycling Union, told The Associated Press that Prudhomme called him Thursday night to complain about the timing of the announcement that Tour leader Michael Rasmussen had been kicked off the Danish national team.

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