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French cycling league sends RadioShack fine to cancer institute

PARIS (AFP) - The fine given to the RadioShack team on the final day of the 2010 Tour de France has been paid to a French cancer institute, the French cycling league announced on Thursday.

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PARIS (AFP) – The fine given to the RadioShack team on the final day of the 2010 Tour de France has been paid to a French cancer institute, the French cycling league announced on Thursday.

Members of Lance Armstrong’s team were punished for wearing unsanctioned uniforms bearing the number 28, in reference to the 28 million people affected by cancer around the world every year.

“These fines are normally put into a relief fund for riders,” a league statement said.

“However, the (league) management decided to make an exception by donating the whole fine — 4,221 euros ($5,887) — to the Gustave-Roussy Cancer Institute
in Villejuif (south of Paris).”