Racing & Sponsorship
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft will be sponsoring and supplying the Australia-based pro cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE for the next three seasons, the clothing company announced this week.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — The 2014 edition of the USA Pro Challenge stage race will feature its first mountain top finish — at Monarch Mountain, a ski resort west of Salida, Colo., in the center of the state.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel announced Tuesday that its Cannondale brand acquired a majority ownership of the Cannondale Pro Cycling team and Brixia Sports and that it had ended discussions with Tinkoff Credit Systems.
LALLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian clothing brand Santini will sponsor and supply the Belkin pro cycling team in a two-year deal that starts in January. The Belkin team is built on the former Rabobank team organization.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has launched a new after school enrichment program based on a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. The program, which had a soft rollout in April, is now integrated into more than 20 school districts across the United States.
KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN) — Recon Instruments, which is introducing a "heads-up display" cycling sunglasses, is sponsoring next weekend's GoPro Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, the company announced Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — A show focusing on Northeast-based framebuilders is set for Friday and kicks off a weekend of bike events in Providence, Rhode Island, that includes the New England Bike-Walk Summit, the Providence Cyclocross Festival and the first Gran Fondo New England.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Britain Brian Cookson has been elected president of the international cycling union, UCI, replacing its embattled chief Pat McQuaid.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN) — The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will expand to a seven-day stage race in 2014, starting on Monday, Aug. 4 and finishing on Sunday, Aug. 10.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has announced dates and host communities for national championship events for various disciplines and age groups next year. The events extend from cyclocross nationals in Colorado in January on through to the collegiate mountain bike championships next October.
BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Sugoi, a brand of Dorel Industries, will supply the USA Cycling Team with race-day apparel, starting at the world road championships later this month.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has extended its sponsorship of the African pro road cycling team, Team MTN-Qhubeka.
In its first year as a UCI-registered Pro Continental team, Team MTN-Qhubeka scored a major win with Gerald Ciolek victory at Milan-San Remo.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Lazer has stepped up its support of the Clif Bar CrossVegas by sponsoring the Elite Women's race. With Lazer's support the race is offering equal prize lists for the men's and women's events, with more than $8,700 in prizes being offered across 30 places.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is hosting a UCI-sanctioned cyclocross race at its Wisconsin headquarters next month.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Coaches, athletes and parents invovled with high school mountain bike racing will be educated on anti-doping through a program sponsored by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN) — Cyclocross mechanics who can write creative and compelling stories about their 'cross pit adventures could win merchandise worth $260 from CrossVegas sponsors Glacier Glove and Alaskan Hard Gear.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — Strider Sports will promote its no-pedal balance bikes at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage race in Colorado later this month, with Strider Adventure Zones at each stage and a Strider race at the final stage finish in Denver. The race is Aug.
SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) — A non-profit organization is publishing a quick-reference card to help cycling teams and race officials assess possible concussions.