Stapleton calls for sweeping changes to move cycling forward

bob stapleton, team columbia htc, 2009

Former HTC-Highroad team boss, Bob Stapleton has said the USADA Lance Armstrong doping scandal provides opportunity for "progressive change."

"I like what's going on in cycling right now," he told Cycling Weekly last night prior to Rabobank pulling the plug on its 17-year run as team sponsor. "It's painful, causing people a lot of sleepless nights, but I'd really like to see something progressive come out of this."

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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.