Is Team Sky's dominance ruining cycling? Rival teams give their opinions

Rival teams bemoan Sky's big budget, but say they are getting closer to beating the British team

Team Sky control stage 12 of the Tour de France for Chris Frome and Geraint Thomas

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Team Sky's dominance in cycling – with seven Grand Tour wins in nine years – has been seen by some as suffocating the sport, and with the team looking set for another Tour de France victory in 2018 there are suggestions that this dominance may not be good for cycling.

However within the peloton there is a mix of opinions, with some such as UAE Team Emirates sports director Philippe Mauduit among those not happy with the high budget that Sky have compared to other teams.

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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.