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PARIS, France (BRAIN) — Shimano is claiming victory in the 2013 Tour de France. 

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Nicola Pettenò

TORINO, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T has made two key appointments within its senior management team.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is launching a weekly email newsletter that will deliver the top industry headlines published on our website directly to your inbox. 

Tagged BRAIN News

LAGUNA, CA (BRAIN) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.

Tagged Web/Internet / Racing & Sponsorship

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future plc, the publisher of Cycling Plus, and, saw normalized revenues increase 1 percent to £76.2 million ($116 million) in its third quarter.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Jim Glose as part of its global OEM sales team.

Glose has previously worked at Titus Cycles, Tifosi Optics and Speedgoat Bicycles.

Tagged People

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, Bicycle Retailer will provide fans of professional cycling a weekly infographic on which cyclist and team are leading the social media race.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle will match July donations to World Bicycle Relief dollar for dollar, the company announced Tuesday. The company hopes its donations this month will lead to the donation of 1,300 bikes to rural African communities.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
The SealSkinz waterproof cycling cap

BROOMFIELD, CO (BRAIN) — SealSkinz Ltd,  a U.K.-based manufacturer that offers waterproof breathable clothing, has set up a new North American subsidiary here. The company's offerings include waterproof-breathable gloves, hats and socks designed for cycling.

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) — Next season Trek Bicycle will own the WorldTour team it has sponsored and supplied for the last three years.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano has announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in the Philippines to produce bicycle components. The new facility will enhance its production capabilities in that emerging market, the company said in a statement. 

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Two-Wheeler Parts and Accessories Industry Association (COLIPED) recently elected a new president and vice president at its general assembly. Jan Willem ten Dam, CEO of Ryde International, assumes the role of president and Erhard Büchel is now vice president. 

Tagged People
Key takeaways from Velo-city, bike advocacy’s biggest global conference

By Tim Blumenthal, president of Bikes Belong

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Some of the bikes that Liv/Giant has donated to the Afghan National Women's Cycling Team, along with other

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Racing & Sponsorship

HALIFAX, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Sim Mainey has joined Orange Mountain Bikes as graphics and marketing manager. He comes to the bike brand from U.K. consumer magazine Singletrack, where he served as art director for eight years.

Tagged People

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Alienation BMX is growing its reach in Europe through a new distribution deal with Germany’s La Finca Distribution. Alienation BMX is making both its race and freestyle components available to La Finca’s customers.

Tagged Distributor news
A bicycle superhighway in Finland (photo courtesy ECF)

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Denmark and the Netherlands tied for first place in a new benchmark report that ranks all 27 European Union countries measuring five criteria—daily cycling levels, cycle tourism, advocacy activity, bicycle sales and cyclists’ safety.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — German trade show organizer ISPO has named one overall and seven category winners of its biannual "Bike Industry’s Best Start Ups" awards. The eight winners were selected from 188 entries, with the majority of product submissions coming from the e-bike and urban segments. 

Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences

ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN) — Madison UK is the new distributor of Lazer helmets and eyewear in the U.K. and Ireland, Lazer announced Tuesday.

Tagged Distributor news

LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Future plc, publisher of, and a handful of cycling print publications including Cycling Plus, saw a decline in group revenue of 1 percent in its first financial half, even as digital revenue was up 33 percent year-on-year and now represents 25 percent

Tagged Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports


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