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Hong Kong protests and the bike race that never happened

A territory torn in two. A bike race through the centre of a stricken city. This is the story of the cancelled Hong Kong Hammer Series fi...

Hong Kong Hammer Series cancelled

Velon and the Hong Kong Tourism Board – the organisers of Hammer Hong Kong and the mass participation Hong Kong Cyclothon – have made the...

VelonLive to boost live data tracking at races with backing from EY

Feeling pretty good about your power numbers? Think you can hang with Van der Poel? Much of the credit for why we even have access to tho...

Could women's racing be next for the Hammer Series?

This week’s announcement of the new Hammer Series heralds the start of a new form of stage racing and, if all goes to plan, will benefit ...

What is the Hammer Series? Digging deeper into the races that could change cycling

The new Hammer Series was announced on Wednesday, with the unveiled multi-day format seeking to determine the best teams in the sport via...

Innovative Hammer Series of racing unveiled by Velon, Infront and teams

Many of the sport’s top teams will go head to head in a new race series launched on Wednesday, with a cluster of WorldTour squads plus se...

Rumours resurface that China’s richest man has eyes on Tour de France

Two and a half months after Italian publication Milano Finanza said that the Chinese Wanda Sports group was interested in buying cycling’...

How a 10-year partnership between Velon and Infront could change pro cycling

Ever since its announcement in November 2014, many asked how Velon was going to deliver on its stated intention of generating a new incom...

Velon underlines backing for AIGCP, UCI in WorldTour reform, while hints of frustration amongst riders emerge

Commenting on last week’s declaration by ASO that it will remove the Tour de France plus its other events from the UCI WorldTour, the Vel...

Velon CEO Bartlett: furore over the so-called Velon addendum is a misunderstanding

Responding to the publication of details of the so-called Velon addendum, a document which the professional rider’s association CPA instr...

Velon addendum leaked: Riders instructed not to sign

CyclingTips has received a copy of a document which calls into question denials by Velon that the so-called Velon addendum exists. A majo...

Velon rejects media report claiming it wants to muscle in on rider contracts and image rights

Responding to an Italian media report stating that it was requiring riders to sign a document giving up image rights and other elements, ...

Behind the scenes of the Abu Dhabi Tour on-bike live coverage experiment

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CT) – We saw a few firsts at the Abu Dhabi Tour: the race itself, for a start, Peter Sagan in his newly ...

Velon announces three year revenue-sharing partnership with organisers of new Abu Dhabi Tour

Arguably the most significant agreement yet for the Velon organisation has been announced, with the first-ever collective race collaborat...

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...

Cycling’s economic challenges and disparities

Consider two sets of figures. Firstly, the difference between the budgets for Sky Pro Cycling and Trek Factory Racing, two teams competin...

Tension increasing between Velon and ASO: “Unfortunately I think it is going to come to a head”

The question about cycling’s economic future is one which has become more and more relevant as the gulf between the budgets of the sport’...

Velon on-bike footage to feature on eight of the Giro d’Italia’s stages

Continuing a push to generate alternative revenue streams in the sport and thus make team budgets less reliant on the unstable sponsor mo...

Inside the Tour of Flanders: on-board cameras from Velon

Velon was launched earlier this year and is a joint business venture of eleven of the teams. CEO Graham Bartlett says: "It has three foun...

How Velon is vying to boost the value and stability of pro cycling

When it was launched on November 25th the Velon company declared that it had three goals, with perhaps the most important of those being ...

The Week in Bike #46 - Let's Play Pro Cyclist!

What better way to celebrate the busiest travel holiday in the US (Thanksgiving) than by sampling a bit of the professional cyclist lifes...