Racing & Sponsorship
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Argon 18 has opened its first international office, which comes as the Canadian bike brand begins sponsoring and supplying the Astana Pro Team, the first World Tour team that the company has supplied. The new office is Busnago, Italy.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mission Sports Group, a marketing company founded by former pro racer Michael Engleman, is now handling marketing and logistics for Tyler Hamilton Training and Tyler Hamilton himself.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former mountain bike world champion and Liv Cycling ambassador Leigh Donovan is launching a new instructional video series: Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills 201, the follow-up to her Mountain Bike Skills 101 series.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler — a new online platform that will connect freelance bike mechanics with cyclists who need service — is the first title sponsor for the CCB Velotooler Continental Team, a developmental road team that has UCI Continental registration for the 2017 season.
WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — Trek is making live video streams available for the DVV Insurances Trophy cyclocross series, starting with the Koppenbergcross race on Tuesday.
The videos will be streamed lived on Trekbikes.com at no charge. Replays will not be available.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC will become the apparel sponsor for the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team next year. The brand has been the team's eyewear and helmet sponsor since 2004.
BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry said it appeciates the UCI's decision to resume testing of disc brakes in the pro peloton next year.
DOHA, Qatar (BRAIN) — The UCI has awarded 15 world championship events in multiple disciplines to venues around the world, including the first ever UCI world championships to be held in Turkey.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Lava Magazine once again did a count of equipment used on the bike leg of this weekend's Ironman World Championships here.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — CyclingTips.com is hosting the first English-language showing of "Sven: The Final Year," a documentary about the final pro racing season of Sven Nys, one of the most successful cyclocross racers of all time.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A breakfast panel discussion at Interbike will look at the value of supporting pro cycling.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mechanics interested in learning how to work for a race team or event can now apply for registration in USA Cycling's 2016 Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, which is being held Nov. 16-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
NASHVILLE , Tenn. (BRAIN) — CrossVegas organizers are working with app maker Arcivr to give race fans and sponsors mobile access to updated information before, during, and after the cyclocross race, which will be held later this month in Las Vegas.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale has agreed to a two-year extension of its sponsorship of the long-running Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team. As in previous years, Cannondale will also support the program's development team.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The overall series winners from last season's Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup will be on the start line at World Cup CrossVegas in Las Vegas on Sept. 21.
Wout Van Aert and Sanne Cant, each from Belgium, are confirmed for CrossVegas, which kicks off this season's World Cup.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa and TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ironman has reached an agreement to buy the Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa, marking Ironman’s biggest step into the mountain biking market as it aims to grow the race format across the globe.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — World Champion Peter Sagan will continue racing on a Specialized as he moves to the German team BORA–hansgrohe for 2017.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The Glukos Company Inc. has expanded its roster of action sports athletes by signing BMX and mountain bike icon Mike King.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components has agreed to be the Official Bike Plate Supplier of the UCI BMX World Championships and UCI World Cups over the next three years, and will be the sole bike plate supplier for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BikeExchange, an online marketplace based in Australia and recently expanding internationally, has become a co-title sponsor of the newly named Orica-BikeExchange team, previously known as Orica-GreenEdge.