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As the Tour de France moves towards its conclusion in Paris, Kevin Roberts talks to Ralph Denk, team manager of the German Bora-Hansgrohe team about the business of running and funding an international cycling outfit.

Discovery’s acquisition of the Play Sports Group in January this year served further notice of its strategy to focus its energies on cycling. Ben Cronin speaks to Sameer Pabari, SVP, content & business development, Discovery, and Simon Wear, CEO & founder of PSG ahead of the Tour de France.

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

The UCI World Tour’s Team Bahrain McLaren has added a host of new sponsors ahead of the 2020 road cycling season.

The UCI Women’s World Tour team WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling will be called Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling from next season in a reorganisation of the team’s sponsorship portfolio.

The Tour de Langkawi, a major Union Cycliste Internationale-sanctioned men’s cycle race in Malaysia, is adding an Under-23 race and a one-day race to its programme in 2020.

The UCI, cycling’s international federation, said today that two candidate cities are vying to stage the 2027 Cycling World Championships.

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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

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.

Elisha Chauhan went behind-the-scenes with telecoms giant Orange to find out how it works with the Tour de France, the world’s most illustrious cycling event, to secure communication channels at every stage.

UCI (International Cycling Union) Brian Cookson writes for SportBusiness International about setting an example for other sports and making cycling safer for the average Joe.