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BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — K-Edge has signed FE Sports for its Australian distribution.

Tagged Distributor news

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — CTS is opening its first training center outside the U.S. with a new operation in Mexico City. The company, founded by Chris Carmichael, said it plans additional centers in Central and South America. CTS has four location in the U.S.

HELSINKI (BRAIN) — Mavic’s worldwide sales were up 16 percent in the final months of 2014, capping an 8 percent increase for the year in Amer Sports’ cycling division.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

LONDON (BRAIN) — Former Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins will work with the Rapha clothing brand on a new line of clothes following Wiggins' departure from Team Sky this spring.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano pocketed an extra $518.7 million last year as sales hit $2.8 billion (333.168 billion yen), with most of the increase coming from the company's cycling division.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Mavic's current North American marketing director will relocate to France.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Chad Moore, the current marketing director for Mavic in North America, will relocate to Mavic's headquarters in Annecy, France, in June to take on the role of global brand manager. Moore, currently based in Colorado, will also lead global sports marketing efforts for the brand.

Tagged People

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — French suspension brand BOS has opened its first international office, in Las Vegas. It will serve as a sales office and service center for the North American market.

HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group N.V., parent of SBS, Raleigh, Diamondback, Currie and Redline in the U.S. and a slew of European brands, will appoint Jeroen Both to its board of directors as chief supply chain officer. He will be responsible for purchasing, planning and logistics.

Tagged People

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) – Triathlon Business International has finalized plans with TEAMChallenge GmbH to host the second Global Triathlon Business Conference July 9-11 in Roth, Germany, in conjunction with DATEV Challenge Roth.

SINGAPORE (BRAIN) — In another example of the globalization of the cycling industry, a new Singapore clothing brand, which has its products made in Italy, is hoping to build a dealer base in the U.S.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Colossi.us is the new U.S. distributor of framesets from Colossi,  a brand owned by former Dutch pro racer Jan Kole. The new distrbutor is owned by David Sommerville and Jed Kornbluh, the founders of the Brooklyn clothing brand Sommerville Sports. 

Tagged Distributor news

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) —  The Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists has joined the CPA Pro Riders Union, which represents UCI WorldTour and ProContinental racers.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Competitors at last year's CrossVegas. Courtesy photo.

LONGMONT, Colo. (BRAIN) — This year's Clif Bar CrossVegas event will become the first round of the 2015-2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, and the first 'cross World Cup event in history to be held outside Europe.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fixie brand Pure Fix Cycles has appointed industry veteran Rob Kozich international sales manager. The hiring follows the opening of Pure Fix’s European corporate office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in August 2014.

Tagged People

TAIPEI (BRAIN) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Bicycle Association have selected the nearly 60 winners of its Design and Innovation in cycling contest. A panel of judges narrowed down the winners from 209 submissions hailing from 15 countries.

Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — A move to reorganize its labor structure has sparked a protest at Campagnolo’s Vincenza, Italy, factory. But Tom Kattus, Campy’s North American general manager, told BRAIN that the disruption should have no impact on delivery of Campy parts and groups to bike suppliers or distributors.

Tagged Distributor news
Frank Aldorf

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has hired Frank Aldorf as global chief brand officer, a new role created to support its growing global consumer base. The German consumer-direct brand said it’s experienced fast-paced expansion, especially in Europe.

Tagged People

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike will collaborate with the Enduro World Series on video production for all eight of this season's races. The website is promising a new style of coverage with an expanded video crew at each event, as well as extra content that will be released throughout the year.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — A board of directors was recently elected for the CONEBI, the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry, a new group that formed last fall following the merger of the Association of the European Two-Wheeler Parts' and Accessories' Industry (COLIPED) and the Association of the European Bicycle Industry (COLIBI).

MILAN (BRAIN) — Luxottica SpA reported Monday that 2014 sales rose 5.3 percent to 7.7 billion euros ($8.9B) as strong performance in North American buoyed the eyewear giant’s bottom line.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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