Should Grand Tours be shortened to two weeks? UCI president says he'll consider the idea

UCI president David Lappartient says he's open-minded about shortening cycling's most prestigious races

Rigoberto Uran, Romain Bardet, and Chris Froome cross the line at the end of stage 18 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

We might naturally think of the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and Vuelta a España as being 21 stages and three weeks in length, but the president of the UCI thinks that the world of cycling should be open to the prospect of reducing the length of the most prestigious stage races.

David Lappartient, who was elected to his position in September, said that although he would not force the Grand Tours, particularly the Vuelta a España, to reduce their lengths, he would still be open to discussing the idea.

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