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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

About the editors

Daniel Joseph Larson is a Lecturer at the University of Oklahoma in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. His research interests are largely contained within the economics of competitive cycling, ranging from professional competition to recreational participation. His past work experience includes periods of collegiate cycling team coaching, professional cycling team management, and managing several competitive cycling events. His past academic research topics also include cycling event management, the industrial organization of sport coaches, U.S. professional cyclist compensation, and cycling competition policies. Daam Van Reeth is an Associate Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and program director of the business administration program at the University College Brussels (Belgium). His research interests relate to the economics of sport, with special focus on professional road cycling. Research topics he worked on include TV demand for the Tour de France, doping, gender balance in sports coverage of the Olympic Games, performance measurement and fantasy sports.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Economics of Professional Road Cycling
  • Editors Daam Van Reeth
    Daniel J. Larson
  • Series Title Sports Economics, Management and Policy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sports Econ.,Mgmt,Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-22311-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37189-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-22312-4
  • Series ISSN 2191-298X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-2998
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 341
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microeconomics
    Labor Economics
    Industrial Organization
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