Salary cap discussion returns to cycling after Team Sky's Tour de France 2018 domination

French newspaper says "this Tour leaves a deep feeling of weariness"

Team Sky ahead of the final stage of the 2018 Tour de France. Image: Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Hostility towards Team Sky continues in France, with French newspaper Libération reportedly returning to discussions around budget caps for pro teams, with the hope of diminishing the British squads dominance.

Team Sky's estimated budget is in excess of £30 million a year - in 2016 they were reported to have £31 million at their disposal. This far exceeds that of others.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.