A RadioCycling special report reveals how Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) may be part of the proposed new league that promises to revolutionise and change cycling forever.
PIF, who have invested heavily in football, golf, boxing and F1, have held discussions with the major stakeholders of the mooted league.
RadioCycling has been informed that the league has been in the works for the past three years, and that five major teams are involved.
The league is the brainchild of Jumbo-Visma’s general manager Richard Plugge, who is also the man behind One Cycling, a new entity that aims to make cycling sustainable.
The UCI, cycling’s governing body, are on board; ASO, the Tour de France owners, have also had meetings.
In a special RadioCycling episode, we hear exclusively from Plugge, from EF Education-EasyPost’s manager Jonathan Vaughters, and explain more about the proposed league, its format and planned launch date.
We also reveal details of an explosive letter that has been sent to Plugge from other WorldTour teams, expressing their deep mistrust of him, and their unhappiness. As it stands, many teams are opposed to the new league and One Cycling.
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