Writing in this morning's City AM Wheatley used the Cycliste Internationale as an analogy for the financial regulatory system.
"The teams are like regulated financial firms, with shareholders as well as managers. The riders are the products, from plain vanilla, off-the-shelf items to star asset managers," he explained.
"The spectators are like financial consumers. They reward sponsoring firms by purchasing their products. They will walk away if they suspect they are watching cheats. Prizes are