AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, will allow disc brakes across all categories of pro road teams next season, including Continental, Pro Continental, WorldTeams and Women's teams. The organization still considers the disc brake use a "trial," however.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Texas retailer Bicycle World is the presenting sponsor of the new Elevate Cycling team, which is making the leap from USA Cycling's elite amateur ranks to become a UCI continental team in 2016.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha has made a three-year agreement to sponsor and supply the new Canyon/SRAM Women's Professional Team.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Rapha and Team Sky will end their four-year sponsorship agreement at the conclusion of the 2016 season, Rapha founder Simon Mottram announced this week on the company's website.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic is increasing its connection with Hincapie next year, by sponsoring the brand's development road team and its gran fondo.
RUTLAND, Vt. (BRAIN) — A new organization, North American Cycle Sport, says it will support grass-roots bike racing by offering lower membership and insurance costs than USA Cycling.
KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Freerider Darren Berrecloth now rides for Canyon as part of the Canyon Factory Freeride Team. He will make his official Canyon debut at the 2015 Red Bull Rampage, which kicks off its 10th edition this Thursday in Virgin, Utah.
KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — Topping the top three bikes at the most recent Ironman World Championship this past weekend: Cervélo, Trek and Specialized, once again. Lava Magazine has tallied the bikes and components used by more than 2,000 athletes competing in this year’s event, held on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will stage a 4-day/4-stage women's race May 19-22. The race will be part of the first-ever UCI Women's WorldTour, a global series announced this week at the World Championships in Richmond, Va.
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has added new leagues in Arkansas, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, bringing it to 19 total leagues for high school and middle school mountain bike racing. The organization announced the new leagues at Interbike on Wednesday.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry announced at Eurobike this week that new wheel testing procedures have been finalized and will be presented to the Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI) Equipment Commission in October.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Registration has opened for this year's Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic, held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The clinic is Nov. 18-22.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles is sponsoring this year's CLIF Bar CrossVegas race. It's the third year that Raleigh will be the official bike sponsor of the event.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Local retailer The Bike Line and Smith are providing the Marian University Cycling Team with helmets for all riders starting this fall.
Marian racers will use the Smith Overtake MIPS and the Maze helmets.
KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand Canyon will sponsor a top-level women's professional road racing team in 2016.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Retailer NYC Velo is helping to increase the registration discounts available to female racers at next month's CrossVegas race in Las Vegas.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers is launching a new charitable program that will work with 25 of the brand's sponsored athletes to support various bike-related causes worldwide.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — Spectator tickets went on sale Monday for the Clif Bar CrossVegas cyclocross race, which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Las Vegas during the Interbike show. Race registration opens Aug. 4.
Tickets for the race are $15 for adults. Children under age 12 are fee.
LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — The CLIF Bar CrossVegas race will be broadcast live on the Universal Sports Network, the race organization announced Thursday.