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Zwift signs on as title sponsor for Tour de France Femmes

The virtual riding platform has agreed to sponsor the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift through 2025.

Two strikes, team's out: ASO reveals Tour de France COVID-19 protocols

Amid growing concern about rising COVID-19 case numbers in France, Tour de France organiser the ASO has detailed the health measures it w...

The Tour de France starts next week, but should it?

Against a backdrop of steeply rising coronavirus rates in France, is the 2020 Tour de France cause for celebration, or cause for concern?

Could a women's Tour de France be on the way?

Le Télégramme reports that Tour de France organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) is working on bringing back a women’s Tour de France....

ASO's nuclear option on Froome, #Crossiscoming, Rivera wins at Thüringen: Daily News Digest

The Secret Pro weighs in on Chris Froome and the Giro d’Italia and defends the Briton. Plus ASO flexes its muscles on Froome's participat...

UCI announces 2018 rule changes including eight-man teams for Grand Tours, 176 rider peloton limit for all races

The UCI’s Professional Cycling Council (PCC) announced a number of rule changes following its second meeting of the year Tuesday in Genev...

No positive doping tests at 2016 Tour de France

The announcement one week ago by the Vuelta a España organisers Unipublic that there were zero anti-doping positives in this year’s race ...

UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017

Contradicting the fait accompli announcement made by the Grand Tour organisers plus Flanders Classics on November 25, the UCI has told pr...

Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events

More open, aggressive Grand Tours and Classics look possible from next season, with some of the biggest race organisers announcing that t...

ASO announces end to historic Critérium International

It’s been in existence since 1932 and been won by some of the biggest names in cycling, but the Critérium International is no more. Organ...

Civil war averted: UCI, ASO reach agreement over WorldTour reforms

The possibility of a major, and potentially devastating, rift in the sport appears to have been averted after the UCI and ASO have confir...

Is the Amgen Tour of California caught in a battle between the UCI, ASO, and China’s richest man?

When AEG announced the teams lineup for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, which included 10 of the sport’s 17 WorldTour teams, initial r...

ASO to revive Deutschland Tour as part of major agreement to develop cycling in Germany

Building upon the return of mainstream German TV covering the Tour de France plus the start of the race in Germany next year, Tour organi...

Commentary: Why China’s Wanda Sports may pose a threat to Tour de France owners ASO

Editor’s note: This column was written by Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, who run The Outer Line website. Chinese sports and entertainment ...

Commentary: ASO, UCI, and getting onstage with Beyoncé

With the start of the Tour de San Luis and Santos Tour Down Under, the off season has officially drawn to a close for professional cyclin...

UCI says it ‘remains committed to WorldTour reforms’ despite ASO’s rejection

Responding to Friday’s shock announcement that ASO, the organiser of the Tour de France and many other WorldTour events, would take those...

ASO to withdraw Tour de France and other events from UCI WorldTour calendar

Tour de France organisers ASO have effectively plunged the sport into chaos with the news that they have decided to remove all their even...

Report: China's richest man looking to purchase the three Grand Tours?

ASO has for years been the big fish amongst race organisers, running the top events and also having sizeable influence in the direction o...

Bigla served 'an early blow' by being omitted from Ladies Tour of Qatar

The Ladies Tour of Qatar –infamous for its heat, flat stages and brutal crosswinds –has been a season opener for many riders in past seve...

Both Tour of Oman and Qatar see drop in WorldTour team numbers

As was the case with the Tour of Qatar lineup announced on Tuesday by ASO, the team listing for the Tour of Oman is also a depleted one, ...

Behind the scenes of the pro cycling business model

Given the massive media attention and television coverage races such as the Tour de France attracts, most outsiders would look at the spo...