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HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group N.V. said longtime chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors, René Takens, will step down April 25 at the general meeting of shareholders. The decision was taken my “mutual consent,” according to a press release issued by the company.

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HONOLULU (BRAIN) — TEAM Unlimited LLC, the owner and producer of the XTERRA World Tour, has appointed Suunto as the official GPS sports watch of XTERRA in the United States and a marquee patron of the XTERRA Pan America Tour.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo Cycles appointed Robert de Jonge as its managing director effective Feb. 1. The company also announced that Jesse Porter had joined the company on Jan. 1 as global sales director.

Bill Duehring

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The coupling of a 110-year-old French winter sports brand and a teenaged American bicycle company was a perfect match, said Bill Duehring, president of Felt Bicycle.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Rossignol Group, the French ski company, has agreed to acquire Felt Bicycles.

GRANCIA, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ritchey International has brought Jeff Lockwood on board as marketing manager in Europe. Lockwood will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, branding and communications for Ritchey International.

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TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has announced a new long term partnership with The Cycle Limited Co. to represent and develop Bianchi's brand in Thailand. 

ENGELBERG, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. sponsored this weekend's second annual Snowbike Festival in the Swiss Alps.

Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides

LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cory Sutela has joined ACT Lab to oversee engineering for the third-party testing lab group. Sutela has PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University (UK) and brings over 15 years of bicycle testing experience to the ACT team.

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LONDON (BRAIN) — Immediate Media Co., the owner of BikeRadar.com, Cycling Plus magazine and about 75 other consumer media titles, has been acquired by Hubert Burda Media, a Munich, Germany-based technology and media company.

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Company says it 'will not tolerate' public charges of thievery.
Art from Velocite's Taiwan patent.

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Pinarello has responded to public claims that its newest road frame, introduced this week, infringes on patents owned by Velocite related to a concave downtube, intended to smooth airflow over waterbottles.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Hoss Active Sport is now handling OEM and distributor sales in the U.S. for Sapim spokes and Sapim's rim brand, Ryde. 

Peloton's editor at large was given the AIJC's Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Veteran cycling journalist John Wilcockson, the editor at large of Peloton Magazine, was recently recognized by the International Association of Cycling Journalists with the Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Cycling Journalism Award.

Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship / Awards

VALLÀ, Treviso, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian clothing brand Global Sports Gear (GSG) has agreed to sponsor and supply the AG2R La Mondiale pro cycling team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

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LYON, France (BRAIN) — Shimano Europe has announced plans to open a new distribution center here to serve its French and Italian customers. It will be the third distribution center for Shimano in Europe, joining locations in the Netherlands and Poland.

MAJORCA, Spain (BRAIN) — A racer from Little Rock, Arkansas, will join the Canyon/SRAM Women's World Tour team for 2017 after being chosen from about 1,200 women who showed their talent on the Zwift indoor cycling application this year.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Young Liu and Bonnie Tu.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing announced some historic management changes following a board of directors meeting Friday. Company founder King Liu is retiring as the company's chairman and Tony Lo is retiring as CEO. 

Tagged Omnichannel / People

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN) — Bkool is again sponsoring an indoor cycling competition that includes participants from more than 30 countries. The competition makes use of the Bkool Simulator to allow participants to ride simulated stages from the Tour de France, La Vuelta, Rio Olympic games and other routes. 

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has appointed broadcast media executive Jonas Sjögren to become its new CEO, starting Feb. 1.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has announced two new international distributors: Champion Cycle in Thailand and LevelSportKoncept in the Czech Republic. Both comapnies have exclusive distribution agreements in their markets.  

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