Inside the Visma-Lease a Bike 'control room' - video

A look inside the Visma-Lease a Bike control room
A look inside the Visma-Lease a Bike control room (Image credit: Josh Croxton)

Much has been said about the legality of Visma-Lease a Bike’s all-new 'control room', and in recent days, the UCI has opened an investigation to look into it and banned it from TDF premises. 

But what actually is it? When reacting to the UCI’s announcement of the aforementioned investigation, the team’s General Manager, Richard Plugge, said "they're welcome to come and visit.” The day before the tour kicked off in Florence, Cyclingnews visited the Visma hotel in Pistoia to do just that.

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.