'TV is more in control of the race than the UCI': Top riders slam Tour de France motorbikes

Riders have suggested that the future introduction of video camera drones could solve the issue

Bauke Mollema, Jakob Fuglsang and Dan Martin (Getty)

Some of the biggest riders in the Tour de France 2019 say the television motorbikes negatively affect the race and the jury needs to control them better.

Several riders made complaints after the lumpy stage eight to Saint-Étienne on Saturday, specifically taking issue with motos on the downhills.

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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.