How faster and harder racing is changing the peloton: 'We're getting five percent better every year'

Riders at the Volta a Catalunya discuss changing habits and approaches

Volta a Catalunya
(Image credit: Getty)

A bike rider saying that racing is harder than ever has become about as normal as a rider muttering that they are taking it "stage by stage".

The youngsters are winning, the racing's faster, there's no time to have a chinwag with your pal, and some of them "just piss in the middle of the pack", according to Peter Sagan.

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