French winemakers threaten Tour de France over Chilean wine sponsor


Winemakers from Languedoc-Roussillon in south-west France want Bicicleta brand of Chilean wine removed as backer of three-week event.

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As an official sponsor of France's Tour de France, there might seem worse choices than a wine named Bicicleta. But its discreet "Made in Chile" label has struck a sour note with French winemakers, who are threatening to block the three-week bicycle race unless it is replaced with a home-grown beverage, reports The Telegraph.