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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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RobD | 5 years ago
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With the tour being such a priority for Sky, afterall that's the one that actually gets any non specialist coverage, surely all a salary cap would do would mean sky would have fewer top riders across the roster, but keep around 10 top riders who would be the tour squad, with lower paid riders riding the other events?

I think Kwiato's point is pretty on the money, it may be the style in which sky win, but quickstep's dominance in the classics could be seen as pretty dull too, they can field such strong teams for those events that it's a bit of a surprise when they don't win.

Pitbull Steelers | 5 years ago

Sky have dominated the TdF and thats about it really. 

They win stage races and the odd one day / classic race but dont dominate them nor do they dominate the other 2 GT's so why do the press and other bodies persist in their belief that a salary cap will stop Sky winning everything and employing all the top and up and coming riders when its blatantly obvious they dont win everything. 

As others have said there needs to be more done to help the smaller teams through sponsorship and greater returns when they enter races. 

I assume, if they did set a salary cap, the riders could easily challenge it at court by saying "look at football, basketball, f1 etc etc no cap in these sports so why should we be punished".


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