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Posted April 14, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The International Cycling Union (UCI) has decided to allow teams to test disc brakes in a limited number of road races this season and next, with an official introduction of road discs scheduled for the 2017 season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted April 8, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — Erica Greif, a member of the ZOCA-Halo Sports Hedrick Women's Racing Team, died Tuesday night in an auto accident on the way to this week's Redlands Bicycle Classic in Southern California. She was 23.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 2, 2015

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (BRAIN) — Clean Bottle is sponsoring the  2015 Amgen Tour of California as the official water bottle partner.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 1, 2015

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Nutritional supplement maker Klean Athlete has named seven endurance athletes and two cycling teams from throughout the country to its 2015 Klean Team USA.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted April 1, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — TrainingPeaks has entered into a partnership with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to provide discounted training software and educational content for interscholastic mountain bike team coaches.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 31, 2015

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Colorado's pro road state race, the USA Pro Challenge, announced Tuesday that it would include a three-day women's stage race this year in conjunction with the seven-day men's race.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 26, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) —  USA Cycling has designated 17 Junior and U23 cycling programs as Centers of Excellence for the 2015-16 seasons.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 23, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Manufacturers and suppliers are eagerly awaiting a soon to be announced decision by the UCI that could sanction the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Competition / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 17, 2015

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (BRAIN) — Life Time Fitness, Inc. has agreed to be purchased by the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and TPG in a deal valued at more than $4 billion. Other key investors include LNK Partners and Bahram Akradi, Life Time's chairman, president and CEO.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions / Competition
Posted March 12, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media and cycling industry veteran Jasen Thorpe, has joined the board of directors of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Competition
Posted March 11, 2015

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry's bicycle committee will hold its yearly public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show in Taiwan next week. 

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The 227-page report issued late Sunday by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission to the UCI offers a probing and insightful look into how UCI officials were more concerned with racing’s worldwide growth and how to protect the sport’s reputation rather than aggressively work to clea

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted March 10, 2015
September event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI MTB World Championships.
Wells and Overend are Specialized teammates.

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Famed mountain bikers Ned Overend and Todd Wells are getting behind a "dirt fondo" in their home town of Durango, Colo., that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which were held in Durango in 1990 and won by Overend.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 9, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is running a video contest for teams in its Spring League:  NorCal, SoCal, Texas, New York and Alabama.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted March 6, 2015

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has signed on with the Toughman Half Triathlon Series as official helmet and sunglass sponsor. The 10-race series travels across the U.S., challenging athletes of all abilities with a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition / Events
Posted March 6, 2015

SILVER CITY, N.M. (BRAIN) — Race directors of the Tour of the Gila are putting out the call for angel sponsors after the 28-year-old stage race’s title sponsor pulled its investment early this week. If new sponsors don’t emerge, the April 29 race in Silver City, N.M., may have to be canceled, organizers added.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition / Events
Posted March 5, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has announced its 2014 Elite Triathletes of the Year. Selected by the National Governing Body’s Athlete Advisory Council, the 13 honorees represent all categories of triathlon competition, from Olympic to elite paratriathlete.  

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Competition / Awards
Posted February 25, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Young nutritional brand Bonk Breaker is sponsoring and supplying its first UCI ProTour team for this season: The Cannondale-Garmin squad.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted February 3, 2015

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) —  The Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists has joined the CPA Pro Riders Union, which represents UCI WorldTour and ProContinental racers.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted February 2, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) —  USA Cycling has hired the executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry to assist in the search for a new CEO to succeed Steve Johnson, who announced last month that he will step down from his post this fall.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition

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