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Posted December 20, 2012

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee Jim Wannamaker has been named to the board of advisors for the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival, the event announced this week.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted December 19, 2012

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the USA Pro Challenge stage race on Wednesday unveiled the route for its 2013 race, the third edition of the event. Next year's race will start with a circuit race near Aspen and conclude with a circuit in Denver.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted December 13, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike fit company Retül will be fitting riders on three major road teams in 2013, the company announced Thursday.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 13, 2012

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California are producing a new series of events in partnership with Ride 2 Recovery, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the health of recovering Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted December 11, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter manufacturer Stages Cycling is sponsoring the Scott-3 Rox World Cup cross-country team, including Geoff Kabush, for 2013.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 7, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Sixty mechanics graduated from USA Cycling's Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic last weekend and are now eligible for a USAC mechanic's license.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted December 6, 2012

EAST MEADOW, NY (BRAIN) — Registrants for two cyclocross races that were canceled due to post-tropical storm Sandy will finally get a chance to pin on numbers this weekend.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Competition
Posted November 29, 2012
Change Cycling Now looks to reform pro cycling and the UCI

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is the latest to join the self-described "global pressure group" Change Cycling Now, which is holding its first meeting and press conference in London this weekend. The group was formed after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke and is pushing for changes to professional cycling in general and at the the international cycling union UCI in particular.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted November 19, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Norco Bicycles has signed on a four-member enduro team that will compete in the burgeoning all-mountain race discipline aboard the Canadian brand’s new line of 650b, or 27.5-inch-wheeled, full-suspension bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted November 19, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has released its calendar of 2013 national championships events for road, mountain bike, track and BMX.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted November 16, 2012

ORANGE, CA (BRAIN) — Cannondale has entered into a partnership with Team Sho-Air Inc. to launch the Sho-Air/Cannondale North American mountain bike team, based out of Southern California.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition
Posted November 5, 2012
Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted October 25, 2012

SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN) — Southern California race promoter Over the Hump Bike Race Series is offering limited license agreements to expand the event's brand to new territories.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted October 22, 2012

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union UCI on Monday drove the final nail into Lance Armstrong's doping punishment, announcing that it would not appeal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's finding that Armstrong doped for much of his professional career.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted October 19, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM Inc. on Thursday announced it was ending its relationship with Lance Armstrong, who used the company's components during his comeback to the sport in 2009 and 2010. SRAM also clarified that Armstrong no longer owned any share in the company.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted October 17, 2012
Trek, Giro, Nike, Anheuser Busch and Honey Stinger distance themselves from the banned racer, who stepped down from his foundation.

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation on Wednesday, hours before several long-time sponsors severed ties with Armstrong, who has been slapped with a lifetime suspension from competition for doping.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition
Posted September 28, 2012
The Focus Ag2R team bike.

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles is returning to the WorldTour with a three-year agreement to sponsor France's Ag2r-La Mondiale team. The brand will be the technical sponsor of the team, which will ride a new Izalco Team SL model for the 2013 season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted September 26, 2012

NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Shimano, which already sponsors the BMC pro road racing team, will expand its relationship with BMC next year and take over sponsorship of its pro mountain biking team, the companies announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted September 19, 2012
The story behind worlds silver medalist Taylor Phinney's Giro shoes

American road racing phenom Taylor Phinney won a silver medal in the time trial Wednesday wearing some unusual Giro shoes that the company, by coincidence, is introducing to U.S. retailers here at Interbike.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Competition / Interbike
Posted September 11, 2012

SOLANA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Newcomer WD-40 BIKE, the bike product subsidiary of WD-40 Company, is using cyclocross racing to gets its name established among cyclists this year. 

Posted in North America Tagged Competition

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