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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
Posted August 30, 2012

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will race in Rapha clothing next year, the team and clothing supplier announced Thursday.

As part of a four-year agreement, Rapha will also supply Team Sky with off-the-bike clothing, the company said.

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Eurobike
Posted August 24, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—Lance Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sport for doping may have relatively little affect on the retired athlete’s standings in the bike industry, as several of his longtime sponsors are continuing to support him and his foundation.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition
Posted August 20, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)A federal court in Texas has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Anti-doping Agency's jurisdiction in charging Armstrong with doping.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Competition
Posted August 12, 2012

The bikes used by Olympic medalists

LONDON, UK (BRAIN) Sunday August 12 2012 10:01 PM MT—There might be some names you don't recognize on the list of bikes used by Olympic medalists. Colombia, for example, won two Olympic medals aboard the country's GW bikes.

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Posted August 12, 2012

LONDON, England (BRAIN) Monday August 13 2012 4:49 AM MT—Heritage BMX brand Redline Bicycles celebrated Olympic glory Friday as two of its riders rode to medal finishes at the London Games.

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Posted August 8, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)The winner of an auction of the Specialized bike used by Rebecca Rusch to win the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 is not planning to ride the bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Competition
Posted August 6, 2012
Sampson Sports' USA Pro Cycling Challenge bar tape

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)Sampson Sports is producing several limited edition souvenir bike products for this month's USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage race in Colorado.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Competition
Posted August 3, 2012

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)The National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organization governing high school mountain biking, has named Doug Selee as its new executive director.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition / People
Posted July 30, 2012

LONDON (BRAIN) — During NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony Friday, a commentator noted that a flying dove bicycle segment reminded him of the iconic image of a flying bike from the 1980s movie classic, ET, the Extra Terrestrial.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted July 27, 2012

Editor's note The following story ran in the July 15 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted July 22, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO(BRAIN) Monday July 23 2012 6:13 AM MT—USA Cycling on Friday unveiled uniforms for the Olympic cycling teams. The road, mountain bike and track teams will wear traditional stars-and-stripes kit made by USAC sponsor Skins.

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Posted July 17, 2012

SNOWBIRD, UT (BRAIN) Tuesday July 17 2012 6:16 AM MT—Here’s an idea on how to handle those pesky Cat. 4s who come to your store seeking sponsorship: Ask them if they’re ready to volunteer their time to help out at the store in exchange for bikes, parts or apparel.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition
Posted July 9, 2012

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — A federal judge has rejected Lance Armstrong's suit against the U.S. Anti-doping Agency, which was filed Monday.

Armstrong had asked the court to order USADA to stop pursuing sanctions against him for alleged doping.

Posted in North America Tagged Competition

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