First, some background. A company called Cochonou makes various dry sausage products and has been a sponsor of the Tour de France for a long time. Traditionally, it hands out free sausages along the route of the race. However, due to Ramadan, a police source is said to have announced a ban on the company distributing pork sausages in the Muslim-colonised district of La Duchère, near Lyon.

The Front National candidate for the mayorship of Lyon, Christophe Boudot, has issued the following statement.

On the eve of the arrival in Lyon of the 100th Tour de France, communitarianism has struck again: our French customs and a meat-processing company that is well know to our compatriots.

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