BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation on Wednesday, hours before several long-time sponsors severed ties with Armstrong, who has been slapped with a lifetime suspension from competition for doping.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles is returning to the WorldTour with a three-year agreement to sponsor France's Ag2r-La Mondiale team. The brand will be the technical sponsor of the team, which will ride a new Izalco Team SL model for the 2013 season.
NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Shimano, which already sponsors the BMC pro road racing team, will expand its relationship with BMC next year and take over sponsorship of its pro mountain biking team, the companies announced Wednesday.
American road racing phenom Taylor Phinney won a silver medal in the time trial Wednesday wearing some unusual Giro shoes that the company, by coincidence, is introducing to U.S. retailers here at Interbike.
SOLANA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Newcomer WD-40 BIKE, the bike product subsidiary of WD-40 Company, is using cyclocross racing to gets its name established among cyclists this year.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will race in Rapha clothing next year, the team and clothing supplier announced Thursday.
As part of a four-year agreement, Rapha will also supply Team Sky with off-the-bike clothing, the company said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—A federal court in Texas has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Anti-doping Agency's jurisdiction in charging Armstrong with doping.
The bikes used by Olympic medalists
LONDON, UK (BRAIN) Sunday August 12 2012 10:01 PM MT—There might be some names you don't recognize on the list of bikes used by Olympic medalists. Colombia, for example, won two Olympic medals aboard the country's GW bikes.
LONDON, England (BRAIN) Monday August 13 2012 4:49 AM MT—Heritage BMX brand Redline Bicycles celebrated Olympic glory Friday as two of its riders rode to medal finishes at the London Games.
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—The winner of an auction of the Specialized bike used by Rebecca Rusch to win the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 is not planning to ride the bike.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Sampson Sports is producing several limited edition souvenir bike products for this month's USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage race in Colorado.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organization governing high school mountain biking, has named Doug Selee as its new executive director.
LONDON (BRAIN) — During NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony Friday, a commentator noted that a flying dove bicycle segment reminded him of the iconic image of a flying bike from the 1980s movie classic, ET, the Extra Terrestrial.
Editor's note The following story ran in the July 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO(BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012 6:13 AM MT—USA Cycling on Friday unveiled uniforms for the Olympic cycling teams. The road, mountain bike and track teams will wear traditional stars-and-stripes kit made by USAC sponsor Skins.
SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN) Tuesday July 17 2012 6:16 AM MT—Here’s an idea on how to handle those pesky Cat. 4s who come to your store seeking sponsorship: Ask them if they’re ready to volunteer their time to help out at the store in exchange for bikes, parts or apparel.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — A federal judge has rejected Lance Armstrong's suit against the U.S. Anti-doping Agency, which was filed Monday.
Armstrong had asked the court to order USADA to stop pursuing sanctions against him for alleged doping.
OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) Friday June 29 2012 11:30 AM MT—The International Olympic Committee has further clarified its rules for manufacturer logos on bikes at next month's London Olympics.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong won’t be in the line-up when the gun goes off at Ironman Nice in France on Sunday, but many in the triathlon industry hope they haven’t seen the last of the dominant cyclist and the exposure he brings to the sport.