More money, more viewers for the sport: What Red Bull’s Bora-Hansgrohe acquisition could mean

The Austrian energy drinks company looks set to acquire a controlling stake in German WorldTour team Bora-Hansgrohe. What will that do for professional cycling?

Anton Palzer
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At the back end of last year, there was much to think about over the potential mega-merger between two of the biggest teams in professional cycling.

Were major national and international brands now looking at the sport and turning their noses up at investing? That was one of several things to consider when it looked like Soudal-Visma could become a reality. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.