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After hosting the Tour de France's Grand Départ in 2014, Yorkshire is looking to host even more elite cycling events in addition to its very own Tour de Yorkshire, which was created as a legacy event in 2015. Ryan Herman talks to Welcome to Yorkshire's commercial director Peter Dodd about how the organisation plans to develop cycling events in the region.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has established one of the industry’s most innovative competition calendars, with its portfolio of events including the UCI Road World Championships, which took place most recently in September in Innsbruck, Austria. UCI business development manager Jérôme Lacroix explains how the body has honed its host city selection process.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Formula E to stage race in Sanya | Alibaba and Tencent invest in City Football Group stakeholders | Tencent extends Tour de France digital rights

SportBusiness spoke to Dimension Data chief marketing officer Ruth Rowan about the genesis and evolution of the partnership, which started in 2015 and will run to cover the 2019 Tour.

In 2018, Glasgow secured a second consecutive fifth-place finish in the overall Ultimate Sports City rankings, and a welldeserved trophy for the best city with a population under 1.3 million. Rory Squires talks with Billy Garrett, director of sport and events at Glasgow Life, about how Scotland’s second city has created a world-beating event strategy

Organisers of the Giro d’Italia have today (Monday) announced that the 2020 edition of the cycling ‘Grand Tour’ will commence in Budapest, Hungary. T

Pan-European pay-television broadcaster Sky, and its parent company 21st Century Fox, have today (Tuesday) confirmed the sale of its eponymous UCI WorldTour cycling team to UK petrochemicals manufacturer…

Copenhagen has been selected to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2021.

Telefónica has launched a virtual cycling competition as part of its sponsorship of the Movistar cycling Team.

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In this week's China sports industry round-up: North Korea's Pyeongchang involvement inches closer; referendum could create ‘Team Taiwan’ at next Olympics ; and state claims sport industry generated RMB 1.9tn in 2016.

The UCI is debuting a new annual event in China that brings BMX Freestyle and Mountain Bike Eliminator trials to urban settings. Rob Ridley examines the potential of two events that bring inner-city architecture into play.

Rob Ridley investigates the business case behind cycling's new Hammer Series.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: political dispute with Korea gives World Cup win extra edge; Bundesliga clubs set up offices in China; NBA announces tour dates; Tour de France live events.

Matt Cutler looks at whether the ‘societal partnership’ between HSBC and British Cycling could become a new model for the NGB brand proposition.

The Tour of Britain was dead and buried 17 years ago when a title sponsor withdrew its support, but the emergence of a new generation of British cycling heroes has helped it emerge from the ashes. Ben Cronin reports.

The bicycle is making a comeback in China and opportunities for sports properties are emerging as the government tries to promote cycling and take polluting cars off the roads. Mark Dreyer reports.

Frank Dunne, Chief Sports Writer, SportBusiness Group on questions regarding the new Fifa president's integrity

The battle between ASO and the UCI over the 2017 World Tour calendar has plunged professional cycling into one of its periodic power struggles. Frank Dunne looks at how the sport is facing a long, hard climb as it seeks to fulfi l its commercial potential.

SportBusiness International looks at the major sports events on the horizon for France, as well as its battlefield television broadcast industry.

National governing body British Cycling tells Kevin Roberts about the attributes it is looking for in a new commercial partner.

Audience ratings and trends for major events in 2014-15 including the Fifa World Cup, Winter Olympics, Tour de France and more, with data from Eurodata TV Worldwide.The Fifa World Cup 2014 generated the largest average audience for a major international sports event (as opposed to domestic leagues and competitions) in four of the five major European markets in 2014-15. 

Competitors on iconic Brompton fold-up bicycles will be a highlight of this summer’s RideLondon. Elisha Chauhan looks at the growth of Europe’s largest cycling event, and what the new addition can do to boost both RideLondon and grassroots participation in cycling.

Dubai is fast becoming a leading destination for professional cycling events. Kevin Roberts looks at why, and its aspirations for the Dubai Tour event.

Cycling’s WorldTour will no longer end in Beijing, but Brian Cookson believes a presence in China will continue regardless. Elisha Chauhan reports.