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Posted March 26, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Castelli, which established a separate triathlon division earlier this year, has signed two top triathlon pros to exclusive apparel contracts for 2013.

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Posted March 21, 2013
From the magazine

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN) —Bob Burbank refers to the days of Mario Cipollini and the Cannondale-sponsored Saeco race team often as he discusses the brand’s latest venture, Cannondale Pro Cycling.

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Posted March 6, 2013
The Cushe Evo Slide Canvas sandal

DAHLONEGA, GA (BRAIN) — The U.S. road racing team 5-hour ENERGY/Kenda has a new sponsor for off-the-bike footwear this season: Cushe Footwear.

The agreement is the first pro team sponsorship for the casual shoe brand, whose name is pronounced "cushy."

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Posted March 1, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — NBC Sports Network will air daily coverage of the Paris-Nice stage race, with coverage starting Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. For the second year in a row, the network will air daily coverage of all eight stages.

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Posted February 26, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — A documentary that details the positive impacts of the high school cycling movement is about to begin a nationwide tour. “Singletrack High” follows a diverse group of high school students through the 2012 mountain bike racing season. 

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Posted February 18, 2013

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Scott Sports will be providing luxury bike tour operator Velissimo Tours with Scott Foil road bikes for Velissimo's 2013 Tour of California tours.

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Posted February 18, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has added four new members to its 12-member board of directors, the organization announced Monday.

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Posted February 13, 2013
Left to right: Champion System president Scott Kaylin, Profile Design director of product development Mark Vandermolen, Giant general manager Elysa Walk, and American Bicycle Group CEO Peter Hurley.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — The three-day Triathlon Business International Conference, which concluded Tuesday, underscored the organization’s focus on the growth of commerce surrounding the sport.

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Posted February 13, 2013

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Orange County-based race promoter Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series has signed its first licensing deal, adding a new midweek summertime race series in neighboring Los Angeles County.

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Posted February 12, 2013
BMC urbanchallenge

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — It's not at all clear what kind of "commute" a pro road racer has, but nevertheless the BMC Racing Team this week has been outfitted with what are possibly the WorldTour's only official team commuter bikes, the BMC urbanchallenge with Gates belt-drive drivetrains.

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Posted February 5, 2013

NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.

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Posted February 4, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) – New organizers are bringing a major road race back to Philadelphia earlier than expected thanks to some help from a congressman.

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Posted January 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Outdoor retailer REI is the new title sponsor of the Muddy Buddy Adventure Series and the presenting sponsor of TriRock Triathlon Series; both series are owned by San Diego-based Competitor Group Inc.

The sponsorship agreement includes in-store classes for event participants.

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Posted January 14, 2013

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN)—Cannondale wrapped up a four-day camp for its first title-sponsored WorldTour road race team on Monday, an event marked by the Hollywood-themed rider introduction in the heart of Southern California’s film industry. 

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Posted January 14, 2013
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Friends, family and supporters of mountain bike racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car last month, are forming a foundation in his name in hope of

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Posted January 11, 2013

CARSON, CA (BRAIN)—Custom apparel maker Champion System on Friday introduced its 2013 pro road cycling team, marking the second year for the world’s first Asian-based UCI Pro Continental squad.

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Posted January 11, 2013

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles, based in Southern California, is the latest top-tier sponsor of the SoCal High School Cycling League, the league announced this month.

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Posted January 11, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ever wanted to work for a pro cycling team, helping top athletes prepare and recover, washing their clothes, making their food, and basically acting like a combination coach, physical therapist and mom?

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Posted January 10, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — A Belgium software company, AFAS Software, has stepped up as a major sponsor of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, to be held here the first weekend of next month.

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Posted January 9, 2013
An opinion column by Jamie Fuller, founder and chairman of Skins and founder of the Change Cycling Now group.

Dear Lance,

So you’ve finally decided to speak out. Frankly, it’s not before time and I trust the hype, preparation and anticipation will be worth it. In fairness, by choosing to undertake a broadcast interview with Oprah Winfrey you have certainly guaranteed visibility for your much-awaited response.

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