Barry: Pro cycling needs to be restructured

Michael Barry and fans, Tour of Qatar 2012, stage three

Former Sky cyclist, Michael Barry suggested a cycling league may make the sport safer and help eliminate doping. A week after his testimony in the Lance Armstrong investigation became public and he admitted he doped, he outlined problems that exist in the cycling's structure.

"Pro cycling needs to be restructured," Barry wrote in the NY Times. "Cycling must follow the long-established pattern of most pro sports, developing a league in which teams are stable and sustainable and where all profits are shared."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.