Racing & Sponsorship
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — For the 2014 racing season, Yeti Cycles will focus its international race efforts solely on the Enduro World Series with a fully supported team that includes Junior DH World Champion Richie Rude.
ATLANTA, Ga. (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is now the official supplier of trainers to Team Sky, the team and Georgia-based supplier announced Tuesday.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Finish Line Technologies is sponsoring two new top-level pro cycling teams for 2014: Orica-GreenEDGE and Trek Factory Racing.
Astana Pro Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling and Team Europcar are continuing with Finish Line this season.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The news from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is that Giro Sport Design, Kinetic Trainers and Primal clothing have each either continued or expanded their sponsorship for 2014.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Britain's Team Sky will use U.S.-made Stages Cycling power meters for the 2014 race season, the company announced Tuesday.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle is joining Cannondale, Trek, Merida and BMC among bike brands that are title or co-title sponsors of top-tier UCI professional road teams.
STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — Swedish helmet and eyewear maker POC has signed on as sponsor of the Garmin-Sharp professional team for the next three years. POC will supply helmets and eyewear to the team starting this month.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) – Continuing its support of high school mountain bike racing leagues, apparel maker Primal Wear has renewed its Gold Level sponsorship of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
KENT, WA (BRAIN) – Diamondback Bicycles has signed on as official bike sponsor of the Optum Pro Cycling UCI continental team. Optum’s men’s and women’s squads will race this year aboard Diamondback’s Podium Equipe model.
The partnership marks Diamondback’s first sponsorship of a professional road team.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Two companies that service traveling multi-sport athletes are teaming up to offer a discount program.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — IMBA is offering two 5-person team entries to the sold-out 24 Hours of Old Pueblo race, held in Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 14-16.
BAAL, Belgium (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is sponsoring cyclocross world champion Sven Nys' team, Crelan AA Drink, starting New Year's Day. Nys is a two-time world champion, six-time World Cup overall winner and eight-time Belgium national champion.
BAILEY, CO (BRAIN) — Mike McCormack has been appointed race director for the Bailey Hundo, a fast-growing 100-mile mountain bike race held west of Denver.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The UCI on Friday reminded the industry that starting in the new year, it will relax some rules on how riders are positioned on time trial bikes, making the bike approval process at races quicker and more predictable.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The uneasy relationship between the industry and cycling’s international governing body, the UCI, has improved, just a bit, over the course of 2013.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Specialized has renewed its financial commitment to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organizing body for high school mountain biking in the United States.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes, which introduced its first drop-bar bike this fall, will be the official bike sponsor of the 2014 Crusher in the Tushar, a tough dirt road endurance race in Utah.
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival are planning to make a bid to host a stop on the 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, they announced Wednesday.