Tour de France organiser moves into UK sportive market with purchase of Human Race

Human Race chief executive Nick Rusling speaks exclusively to Cycling Weekly about what the acquisition means for his company and their new owners ASO

Building on an existing partnership that already delivers three of Britain's biggest sportives, Tour de France organiser Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) has completed the purchase of Human Race Events.

The two companies have already worked together for a number of years on the Tour de Yorkshire Ride, L'Étape London by the Tour de France and Dragon Ride L'Étape Wales.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.