Velon starts legal battle with UCI via European Commission anti-trust complaint

Deceuninck-QuickStep celebrate winning Velon's Hammer Series race in Limburg
Deceuninck-QuickStep celebrate winning the Limburg Hammer Series race (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Velon, the business group that represents 11 WorldTour teams, including Deceuninck–QuickStep, Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma, has submitted an anti-trust complaint to the European Commission against the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), alleging that the UCI has "implemented existing regulations and sought to introduce new ones that are designed to favour the UCI’s business interests to the detriment of the teams". 

In a statement, Velon claimed the UCI has hampered the development of its Hammer race series and tried to take control of on-bike rider data by changing the rules.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.