The Economics of Professional Road Cycling

  • Daam Van Reeth
  • Daniel Joseph Larson

Part of the Sports Economics, Management and Policy book series (SEMP, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Daam Van Reeth, Daniel Joseph Larson
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jean-François Mignot
    Pages 7-31
  4. Daam Van Reeth
    Pages 55-82
  5. Daam Van Reeth
    Pages 99-128
  6. Daniel Joseph Larson, Joel G. Maxcy
    Pages 129-145
  7. Jean-François Brocard, Daniel Joseph Larson
    Pages 147-163
  8. Daam Van Reeth
    Pages 165-205
  9. Jean-François Mignot
    Pages 207-231
  10. Benjamin Cabaud, Nicolas Scelles, Aurélien François, Stephen Morrow
    Pages 257-283
  11. Hans Vandeweghe
    Pages 285-311
  12. Daam Van Reeth, Wim Lagae
    Pages 313-341

About this book


Over the past decade, a growing body of academic literature on the economics of road cycling has been amassed. This book is the first volume to bring together a majority of the academic research and knowledge on the economics and management of professional road cycling. Each chapter treats a particular economic aspect of the sport, from organizational structure to marketing, labor, game theory, and competitive balance.  By discussing the existing research and complementing it with the newest concepts, ideas and data on professional road cycling, this book sets an agenda for further academic research while providing insights for all stakeholders in cycling: governments, cycling's governing bodies, team managers, race organizers, sponsors, media. Furthermore, the unique characteristics of the sport of cycling explored within this text inform broader management and industrial organization research, as they extend analyses of team labor, broadcast revenue generation, and sponsorship financing models. This book is equally of interest to academic researchers, students studying sports economics, and policy makers, such as race organizers, team managers, and sponsors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daam Van Reeth
    • 1
  • Daniel Joseph Larson
    • 2
  1. 1.KortrijkBelgium
  2. 2.NormanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22311-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22312-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-298X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-2998
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