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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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Chris Froome May Skip Tour De France

Team Sky rider Chris Froome said the 2015 Tour de France presented Wednesday "is about the mountains" and that he "could skip the race in favor of the time trial-heavy Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España," according to Gregor Brown of VELONEWS. Froome: "There’s no two ways about ...

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Ecclestone Considering F1 GP In Madrid

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone is in conversations with a group of Spanish businessmen who "have presented a proposed Spain Grand Prix in Madrid, with a route running through the urban center of the capital," according to Javier Rubio of EL CONFIDENCIAL. The initiative has "received the approval of Eccles ...

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Event Notes

Leaders Sport Business Summit New York will return to the city on March 4-5 for its second edition. Leaders will take the Summit to the Times Center in the heart of N.Y., growing the event by 60% to 500 of the most senior execs in int'l sport. In '14, 25 different countries and 20 sports were repres ...

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NZRU Cancels Match In Singapore

The "maligned pitch" at Singapore's expensive new National Stadium "has forced the cancellation of next month's Maori All Blacks clash with the invitational Asia-Pacific Barbarians, which could have ramifications for the team's Super Rugby bid," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The Maori All ...

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McIlroy Takes Time To Focus On Lawsuit

Rory McIlroy "has pulled out of two tournaments in China to prepare for a lawsuit against his former management company that could affect his preparations for the Masters in April," according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. The world No. 1 issued a statement "to explain that a mediation process to ...

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Top 14 Narrows Host List For SemiFinal

French National Rugby League (LNR) President Paul Goze announced Tuesday that "only Bordeaux, Marseille and Nice remain in competition to host" the ‘14-15 Top 14 rugby semifinal on June 5-6, according to SPORT 24. Goze: “We cut down the list of cities while retaining Bordeaux, ...

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West Indies Women Focused On Cricket

Related story: West Indies Ends Tour Over Pay Dispute West Indies women's cricket captain Merissa Aguilleira does not "want the drama enveloping the men's team to affect her side's history-making tour of Australia," according to Lee Gaskin of THE AGE. As it prepares ...

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SA Denies Interest In Hosting AFCON

South Africa Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said Monday that the country is "not ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations in January if Morocco withdraws because of the Ebola epidemic," according to the AFP. The Confederation of African Football has "reportedly approached" South Africa, Ghana and fiv ...

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TdF Stage Could Be Held In Arras

Regional newspaper La Voix du Nord announced Monday that the city of Arras, France "should be named the start of a stage" for the Tour de France 2015, according to SPORT 24. The paper also announced "a possible Arras-Amiens stage 'which would see the peloton pass through the Artois and Somme battlef ...

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West Indies Ends India Tour Early

West Indies has pulled out of its India tour "after a day of confusion and conflicting statements from both sides," according to the BBC. India's board said it was "shocked and disappointed" after being told by the West Indies board that "its players would be leaving after Friday's one-day game be ...

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