Leaked document outlines new system for top-level professional cycle racing

Scenery, Tour of Poland 2013, stage five

Cycling will undergo major changes starting with the 2015 season, according to leaked documents.

This morning, Italian website Ciclo Web published a PDF called La Réforme du Cyclisme Professionnel that cycling's governing body reportedly produced with several stakeholders. It reveals plans for smaller teams and less racing in a calendar without the Tour of Britain.

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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.