In the novel The Broom of the System, David Foster Wallace writes: “Are you listening on the intercom, Foamwhistle? If you’re listening make no sign that you’re doing so. I thought so.”

This quote might serve as an example of how the communication has been, and still takes place within sport – especially cycling. Just imagine how a journalist might asks: “Are you using performance-enhancing drugs, Froome? If you’re using doping make no sign that you are doing so. I thought so.”

Some might call it critical journalism. For me it looks more like qualms of conscience.