UCI president David Lappartient floats idea of introducing team budget caps

The Frenchman said a budget cap would "naturally have the strong riders better divided among various teams"

Team Sky lead the peloton on stage 18 of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Alex Broadway)

UCI president David Lappartient has said he wants to introduce budget caps for big teams like Team Sky.

The Frenchman gave no indication of when he would like to push through the budget limits on the WorldTour teams, but says that some cap or ceiling needs to be established to avoid races being "blocked" by strong 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.