Too many media motorbikes in the Tour de France, says British and Irish CPA representative

Ben Greetham, the British and Irish representative on the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA), says that there should be a reduced number of motorbikes in "critical situations" during races.

The British and Irish representative on the Professional Cycling Association (CPA) board, Ben Greetham, has called for a reduction in the amount of motorbikes carrying photographers who are permitted to drive alongside or near riders in dangerous areas of races.

After Thursday's farcical incident on Mont Ventoux when Sky's Tour de France leader Chris Froome was forced to run up the mountain after he, Richie Porte (BMC) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) crashed into a stationery moto,  Greetham says that it is imperative that the UCI act swiftly to implement a set of rules that would prohibit such incidences occurring again.

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