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Velon, the marketing, media and technology company for pro-road cycling, has brought its portfolio of UCI WorldTour shareholding members back up to 11 with the addition of German team Bora-Hansgrohe.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has today (Monday) closed a case against leading rider Chris Froome which had arisen last year following the disclosure of a positive test for excessive levels of the asthma drug salbutamol.
Cycling’s Six Day Series has expanded outside Europe for the first time with the addition of new events in Melbourne and Brisbane, the latter of which will form part of a new cycling festival for the Australian city.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has revealed plans for a new event encompassing all of the sport’s core disciplines, one of a number of initiatives under the ‘Agenda 2022’ banner.
Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached a $5m (€4m) settlement with the US federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have led to $100m in damages from the high-profile case in which the American admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his trophy-laden career.
Former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson has unveiled plans for what he hopes will be the leading team in the Women’s WorldTour.
Rwandan Cycling Federation (FERWACY) president Aimable Bayingana has said he is targeting bringing the Road World Championships to Africa for the first time.
Cycling’s Hammer Series will head to Asia later this year through the formation of a new event in Hong Kong.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has unveiled a series of measures to tackle the issue of ‘mechanical doping’ in the sport, which will include the use of a mobile x-ray unit throughout the 2018 season.
Team Dimension Data has become the latest UCI WorldTour outfit to partner up with Velon, the marketing, media and technology company for pro-road cycling, with a host of second-tier Pro Continental squads joining up on a formal basis for the first time.
Organisers of the Abu Dhabi Tour and the Dubai Tour have said they aim to create one of cycling’s leading events after announcing a merger of the two races.
Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), organiser of the Tour de France, has announced that the Grand Départ for the 2020 edition of the ‘Grand Tour’ cycling event will be held in the French city of Nice.