Racing & Sponsorship
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.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has signed a multi-year agreement with the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah to be the official neutral race support provider for the men’s multi-stage professional race and women’s race event.
TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — Racers who have long sought relaxation in the UCI's rigid rules governing saddle tilt and saddle length can breathe a sigh of relief.
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.