I fully agree that the use of radios in cycling should be stopped and have stated that here several times in the past. The fact that the UCI is looking into the matter and have already stopped their use in U23 races also indicates that they are coming around to that line of thought. To ensure that the troubles between the UCI and ASO continue and to show who is the boss at running cycling Rudehomme is reported to be taking yet another thing unilaterally into is hands: Quote Prudhomme considers Tour de France stages without race radios Ivan Rovny wired for communications during the recent Eroica race in Italy Photo ©: Roberto Bettini Director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, is considering the idea of banning race radios in the 2008 Tour de France. The Frenchman might prohibit the use of the devices that allow for rider-director sportif communication in the mountains stages. He said to Belgium's Het Nieuwsblad that he is studying "the idea of banning the race radio in some of the stages of the Tour, maybe in the mountains [stages]." The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on February 15 that it formed a "working group" to "treat the question of radio transmissions and coaching during competitions. In particular, it will consider the use of earphones." It decided to go ahead and ban the devices for Under 23 races. The issue, and its regards to top-tier professional races is expected at UCI Management Committee meeting in Copenhagen this June, while more information is expected from Prudhomme as the Tour nears. Unquote Having got away with snubbing the UCI at the Paris - Nice race he now sees himself as the unelected leader of world cycling and can change the UCI rules as he sees fit. The teams will soon realise that backing him against the UCI was a big mistake.