Data transparency in cycling: necessary, utopian, and a complete can of worms

Originally posted on Dr Burnley's Third Eye:
This year’s Tour de France is developing into a bit of a split race, being both exciting by stage and predictable by General Classification (GC).  This was most clearly demonstrated by the blistering performance of yesterday’s stage winner Steve Cummings of MTN-Qhubeka (the African team’s first stage…