Tour De France Takes Off

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The Tour de France starts today in Monaco, and despite all the turmoil and troubles of recent times, this year's Tour is forecast to be one of the most exciting ever. The organizers hope to re-emphasize the race as a test of the riders, not their supporting technology.

Drug testing will be tougher than ever, and Lance Armstrong will be hoping to restore his reputation as king of the Tour against some fierce competition.

Host Scott Simon talks with Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.



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