Amaury Sports Organisation

  • Shimano: the ASO of the bicycle industry

    by - Apr 7, 2016
    Shimano’s dominant role in the bicycle industry has interesting parallels with Amaury Sports’ influence in professional cycling which highlights a left-field opportunity that might be worth exploring....Read More
  • Infront Sports dismisses RCS acquisition claims

    by - Dec 10, 2015
    Zug-based Infront Sports & Media has dismissed Milano Finanzo reports claiming it seeks to acquire RCS Sport, while the latest follow-up article also claims that two other multinationals are now circling the financially-troubled owner of the Giro d’Italia....Read More
  • Tour de Flores announced in Indonesia

    by - Dec 4, 2015
    Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya last week announced Indonesia’s newest  UCI AsiaTour stage race, the Tour de Flores, scheduled to be held in May 2016. It is anticipated to be the focal event of a wider ‘cycling festival’...
  • Was UCI’s ‘Stakeholder Consultation’ flawed?

    by - Jul 17, 2015
    More than two years have passed since cycling’s governing body appointed professional service firm Deloitte to lead a “stakeholder consultation process”, entitled ‘A Bright Future for Cycling’, with the intention of carving out a vision to benefit the next generation...
  • Tour de India: progression or exclusion by UCI?

    by - Feb 17, 2012
    Amidst the fuss over the UCI’s seemingly monopolistic pursuit of WorldTour event ownership in China, via UCI subsidiary Global Cycling Promotion (GCP), hardly a word has been spoken about near-neighbour India. However, there have been some...
  • Is Tour of Australia needed for Down Under’s rise?

    by - Jan 11, 2012
    Watching Special Broadcasting Service’s (SBS) live coverage of the Australian national road cycling championships last weekend, it was impossible to ignore the weight of UCI WorldTour team jerseys. Whether Australia is a globally competitive road cycling...