Team Sky and Velon teams start their own stage race in the Netherlands

The new race is planned as a direct revenue stream for the Velon teams

Chris Froome at the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky and the other WorldTour teams in the Velon group have created a potential new stream of income with their own stage race, planned for June 2 to 4 in the Netherlands.

The Velon teams met on Friday in London. There, they would have approved the blueprint for the new 2.HC stage race.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.