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Posted February 4, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has ended its relationship with its longtime U.K. distributor, Madison.

Posted in International
Posted February 4, 2013

HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic’s sales rose 7 percent to $174 million (129 million euros) last year, and jumped 5 percent during the final quarter, according to Amer Sports. Amer Sports is the parent company of Mavic as well as Salomon, Atomic, Arc’teryx and other brands.

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted January 17, 2013

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi is buying Italian parts and accessories distributor Alpen By Verza Srl, the company announced Thursday. Alpen By Verza has been operating for more than 30 years.

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 16, 2013
Cyclists in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy European Cyclists' Federation

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Nantes, France, will host the 2015 Velo-city conference, a meeting of more than 1,000 bike advocates and planners from around the world.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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. 

Posted in International Tagged Competition
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

Posted in International Tagged Competition
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.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 11, 2013
Blackwell

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply's longtime leader, Chuck Hooper, will step aside this spring as Greg Blackwell becomes president of the distributor, which is owned by the Accell Group.

Posted in International Tagged People
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?

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Events
Posted January 10, 2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—The European parts and accessories trade association Coliped returns to Taipei Cycle this year as the biggest exhibitor with 93 booths in 9,000 square feet of space. 

Posted in International Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted January 10, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies is donating 1,000 of its NuVinci continuously variable hubs to Worldbike for use in developing countries.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
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.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 3, 2013
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized.

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — The mountain bike racing community is mourning the loss of South African racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car while training in his home country on Thursday.

Stander, 25, was a 2008 and 2012 Olympian and the 2008 UCI World Cup champion in the U23 category. 

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013
From the December 2012 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
From the December 2012 BRAIN

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The early months of this year could bring resolutions on one or more duty- and subsidy-related investigations currently under consideration by the European Commission relative to trade between Asia and the European Union.

Posted in International
Posted January 3, 2013

NOIDA, India (BRAIN) — U.K. trade show organizer ITE Group is launching India Bicycle Expo in November as the first international exhibition of bikes and bike parts for the growing premium market. 

Posted in International Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 2, 2013

CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Pon Holding’s German subsidiary is now the sole owner of Derby Cycle and has moved to de-list the company from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 

Posted in International Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 2, 2013
Offering a Euro helmet helps break the U.S.-helmet 'stranglehold,' Saddleback says.

BRISTOL, England, U.K. (BRAIN) — Lazer has appointed Saddleback Ltd. as exclusive U.K. distributor if its helmets and eyewear, effective Wednesday.

Posted in International
Posted January 2, 2013
The new Lampre-Merida team jersey by Champion System

HONG KONG, China (BRAIN) — Starting at this month's Tour Down Under and for the next three three years, Team Lampre-Merida will be racing in Champion System cycling clothing, the team announced Wednesday. The new kit features Lampre's trademark blue and fuchsia combined with Merida's green.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted January 1, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — Shimano Latin America announced a new UCI Continental team on Wednesday to be based on Buenos Aires and led by Walter Perez, gold medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a prolific Argentine athlete.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — A shipping strike on the East Coast was averted Friday just hours before a contract's expiration. 

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