LUCCA, Italy (BRAIN) — Former world champion Mario Cipollini was hospitalized after being hit by a car while training near his home here, the U.S. distributor of his bike brand, Cipollini USA, announced Friday.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycle is skipping this month's Eurobike tradeshow for the first time in nearly 20 years, instead holding 2015 model year product introductions for its U.S. dealers in Washington last month and for its European dealers with three events there in August.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Ten-Point, a bike fit studio based in Amersham, England, is now the European training and service center for Dorel's Guru Fit System.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Urban bag and gear maker Timbuk2 has brought on Tre Pluss AS to manage the brand’s distribution across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland), the U.K. and Germany.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Hotlines UK is the first U.K. distributor for the U.S. clothing brand Club Ride. Hotlines will feature Club Ride clothing during its Hotlines UK bike launch this week at Whittlebury Hall in London.
HOUSTON (BRAIN) — Storck's new U.S. office will be in Houston and headed up by Tony Tanner, a former senior vice president of retail for The Mann Group, a retail consultancy.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's overall sales were $1.52 billion (156.3 billion Yen) over the first six months of the year, compared to $1.3 billion (133.1 billion Yen) last year.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Future plc, which in May sold off its cycling magazines and websites, including CyclingNews.com and BikeRadar.com, announced Friday that it is selling its last remaining endurance sports title, Triathlon Plus magazine.
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V. reported overall revenue gains for the first six months of the year. Revenue was up 4 percent to 506.2 million euros ($679.8 million), up from 503.8 million euros ($676.6 million) in the first half of 2014.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter along with representatives from Advanced Sports International (ASI) are promoting cycling, commerce and investment in the city during a six-day trip to France.
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (BRAIN) — A committee of the standards-making organization ASTM is honoring Randy Swart, the director of the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute with an Award of Merit and the title of fellow.
HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) — Mavic's sales have grown 10 percent in the first half of 2014, thanks especially to strong sales in the April-June period, the brand's parent, Amer Sports, announced Thursday.
DUARTE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Folding-bike maker Dahon has introduced the Dahon Explorers program, designed to spotlight cyclists who live by bike and to inspire others to incorporate a bike into their everyday lifestyle.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling is now working with the South African distributor Omnico, which will exclusively sell and distribute Stages Cycling products within Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia and Botswana).
TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen, who left the company soon after its acquisition by the Pon Group several years ago, is heading up a new partnership between Cervélo, Rotor components and the South Africa-registered pro team, Team MTN-Qhubeka, for the 2015 season.
RAPID CITY, SD (BRAIN) — QBP will distribute Strider balance bikes to dealers in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and several countries in Central and South America, the companies announced Tuesday.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Torcano Industries has added two new international distributors for ORP, a bicycle light with an integrated electronic horn.
Rhyme Bikes will be distributing ORP in Spain, and Juvin Ent. Co., Ltd. will distribute in Taiwan.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Alienation BMX products are now being distributed in France and neighboring regions by Frenchys Distribution.
SAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Junzo Kawai has died at age 94. Kawai, former president of Suntour, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.