Marc Madiot blog: The WorldTour has made teams better but racing worse

When the ProTour was presented to us back in 2004, it was a source of hope. We were still living a troublesome period. The Festina Affair wasn't far behind us, neither were the more recent San Remo Blitz or the Cofidis Affair. Lance Armstrong kept winning the Tour de France and it was easy to understand how. Operacion Puerto was around the corner.

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The irrepressible FDJ team manager Marc Madiot brings his unrestrained opinions and insights to Cyclingnews, giving our English-speaking readers a glimpse inside the culture of the French team, and French cycling.