Biggest threat to professional cycling?
No, not doping but the current poor state of French cycling. I think their best finisher in Paris-Roubaix was 22nd! If the focus of the world in general is going to be on the Tour De France then the French need to be really engaged for the race to retain the great spectacle that it is. Without the sniff of a contender, let alone, winner, will the French publics interest slowly diminish? I'm sure this Sunday at Paris - Roubaix the crowds did not seem to be as intense as they have been (the velodrome looked almost empty?) whilst there seemed to be a huge amount of Belgium supporters driving between the cobbled sectors. After all, they've got Tom Boonen to cheer!