Portal: Banning power meters won't make a difference

Nico Portal is the Sky DS

Team Sky directeur sportif Nicolas Portal has said that banning power meters from racing will not change anything. The Frenchman said he understood the Tour de France organisation's desire to make racing more 'attractive' but added that there needed to be more discussion between all parties to achieve this. Portal's comments came after Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme concluded the presentation of next year’s race route by reaffirming his belief that power meters should be eliminated from professional racing . The devices are ubiquitous in professional cycling but Portal says that riders know their bodies enough not to need them in racing. "I don't think it will make any difference," Portal said following the presentation of the 2019 Tour de France route. "I consider myself an expert in cycling, it’s my world, but I’m not a race organiser. I don't want to make their decisions but I feel like ...

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