A week to go till the Giro d’Italia, but we have a big sack of EUROTRASH. UCI budget cap for WorldTour balance – TOP STORY. Racing news from the Tour de Romandie with video. Rider news: Romain Bardet talks about the Liège crash, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl medical up-date, Daniel Martínez sick in Liège, Liège injuries, Egan Bernal returns to Europe, Sonny Colbrelli back on the bike, Magnus Cort hopes to ride the Giro, Nairo Quintana not riding Asturias, Tom Pidcock on the Tour cobbles, Žiga Jerman stops and Thibau Nys to concentrate on cyclo-cross. Team news: John Lelangue on Lotto Soudal’s relegation, W52-FC Porto DS arrested, Jumbo-Visma Giro roster, DSM riders for Eschborn-Frankfurt and 4 Jours de Dunkerque, Fabian Cancellara launches Team Tudor and Lotto Soudal sign two new DS. Race news: Amstel Gold Race to finish in Valkenburg for five years, Maryland Cycling Classic route and Mt. Washington Hillclimb slots. Plus INEOS Grenadiers behind the scenes video from Roubaix. *** Stop the war in Ukraine. *** TOP STORY: UCI Budget Cap for More WorldTour Balance The dominance of some wealthy teams in the WorldTour is an increasing concern in cycling. The budgets of INEOS Grenadiers, UAE Team Emirates and Jumbo-Visma are much larger than the money available to the other WorldTour teams. The UCI recognises that this does not benefit the mutual competition in the WorldTour.
“The growing gap in budget differences between different WorldTour teams is indeed a topic on the table,” confirms UCI president David Lappartient […]