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Sport quite rightly boycotted South Africa during the apartheid years, refusing to legitimise its morally bankrupt rulers. Now, we see World Tour bike racing in Qatar, Dubai, Oman and Abu Dhabi, all places with repressive, undemocratic regimes where torture and “forced disappearances” are commonplace.

If it wasn’t for their oil and their willingness to buy our armaments, the rest of the world would tell them to shove off. But we don’t. We suck it up, we tut.

Tom Isitt, ‘The only way is ethics: In search of cycling’s moral compass’

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