Brief notes today... there's a limit to how much reaction-to-the-reaction-to-the-Tour one can take.
Money Quote of the Day
"If the UCI audit shows that the length or the difficulty of the major tours is identified as a factor (in doping), the UCI will not hesitate to act."
The UCI is right (IMHO) to look at the length of races as a contributor to the pressure to dope. But given their relationship with the grand tours, I'm very curious about what "will not hesitate to act" means.
- More Tour rollout stuff: CN catalogs the reactions. Ditto for VeloNews.
- Pez is still looking over the actual route, but at least they review the route presentation. Ditto for VeloNews.