Racing & Sponsorship
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Monuments of Cycling, founders of the Belgian Waffle Ride, have signed a two-year title sponsorship deal with Cervélo Cycles, a pairing that the companies described as “more harmonious than Roubaix and cobbles and moules and frites.”
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles has announced that it will be the bike supplier for the Lupus Racing Team, a UCI Continental men’s team led by 2013 Vuelta a España champion Chris Horner. The team’s 15 members will ride Merckx’s San Remo 76.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry will hold a public meeting at the Taipei Cycle Show next month, in addition to several industry-only meetings.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale said it conducted an unannounced check for bike motos at the La Méditerranéenne stage race on Friday. The UCI said no technological fraud was detected.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike will work with the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross organization to produce a 'cross race at this October's Fall CycloFest in Charlotte, North Carolina.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — American Olympian Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the world hour record later this month at the newly covered Olympic Training Center velodrome in Colorado Springs. Stevens will attempt to break the record of 46.882 km set Jan. 22 in Australia by Bridie O'Donnell.
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-Thirteen is now sponsoring American pro downhill racer Aaron Gwin and the YT Mob team, which is title-sponsored by YT Industries, a Germany-based consumer-direct bike brand. The team also includes young Spanish star Angel Suarez.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Veteran BMX dirt and park pro Ryan Nyquist has announced will compete as a dual-sport athlete this year, riding for both Haro BMX and Haro MTB.
ZOLDER, Belgium (BRAIN) — The CEO of the Italian bike brand Wilier Triestina says the company will sue Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche, who is accused of using a hidden motor at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday.
The first group ride was scheduled for 5 p.m. PST Wednesday, led by Laurens Ten Dam from Team GiantAlpecin.
ADELAIDE, Australia (BRAIN) — The new Canyon/SRAM Racing women's team is holding "tryouts" for a new team member via the Zwift online cycling application.
Starting in March, female amateur riders will be invited to tryout for a professional contract by riding Zwift in a winner-take-sall talent contes.
CANBERRA, Australia (BRAIN) — Australia-based Today's Plan is expanding into the U.S. and Canada with its customized training plans and analytics that it offers for specific bike events.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has three locations and dates confirmed in its 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria is proud to announce it has tapped legendary freeride and trials mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky as a brand ambassador.
TORONTO (BRAIN) — Bike maker KindHuman is planning to launch a pro road racing team in the 2017 season. The team would be registered in the UCI's Professional Continental category.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Team Cycling Academy, Israel's first international pro cycling team, has announced that Cannondale will be its official bike sponsor for 2016.
LEADVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mavic will provide neutral support to racers at this year's Leadville 100 mountain bike race, as well as at two other races in the Leadville Trail MTB series.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will hold its second-ever national championships for fat biking later on Feb. 27 in this town north of Salt Lake City. Ogden hosted the first national championships for the fast-growing activity last year.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling will continue to supply power meters to the defending Tour de France champions, Team Sky, in 2016. It will be the third year that Stages has supplied the team.
NEW YORK — U.K. folding bike maker Brompton Bicycle has announced that it will hold its seventh annual Brompton World Championships on April 15, 2016, in Monterey, California, in conjunction with the Sea Otter Classic at Laguna Seca Recreation Area.