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Posted December 20, 2013
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GUADIX, Spain (BRAIN) — El Patronato Provincial del Turismo de Granada, the provincial tourism department of Granada, recently convened more than 80 participants representing 18 business sectors at Enturna, the International School of Rural and Environmental Tourism, to boost efforts for developing cyclotourism in Spain.

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Posted December 19, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The uneasy relationship between the industry and cycling’s international governing body, the UCI, has improved, just a bit, over the course of 2013.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 18, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets has extended its sponsorship of the Belkin Pro Cycling team for two more years and will continue as the team’s official helmet supplier through 2015. 

Team riders wear Bell’s Gage and Javelin road helmets. 

Posted in International
Posted December 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter brand Stages Cycling is opening an office in Kirchzarten, Germany, that will handle sales and distribution of its products within Europe. Saddleback LTD will continue to exclusively distribute Stages to dealers in the U.K. and Ireland.

Posted in International
Posted December 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE, RI (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Providence Cyclo-Cross Festival are planning to make a bid to host a stop on the 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, they announced Wednesday.

Posted in International Tagged Competition / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted December 6, 2013
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HOLSEBRO, Denmark (BRAIN) — Danish ceramic bearing maker CeramicSpeed has named Ben Powell as its U.S. aftermarket operations manager. Powell has worked with HED Cycling and will work out of Clermont, Florida, and Boulder, Colorado, as CeramicSpeed targets the U.S. market for the first time.

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Posted December 5, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — In a coup for the Taiwan bicycle industry, the European Cyclists’ Federation has chosen Taipei as the host city for its 2016 annual conference—Velo-city Global. 

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Posted December 4, 2013

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Champion System will be the technical apparel sponsor of the LUNA Pro Team for the 2014 season.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 4, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Organizers of the German trade show ISPO Munich have named RecoFit Compression Gear as a finalist in the show's ISPO BRANDNEW contest. The compression gear brand was recognized in the award's sportswear category.

Posted in International Tagged Awards / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted December 2, 2013

BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Bike industry representatives are forming a committee that hopes to work with the UCI to make disc brakes a reality in UCI-sanctioned road races.

Posted in International Tagged Competition
Posted December 2, 2013

ROSSANO VENETO, Italy (BRAIN) — Thieves stole 6,000 saddles — worth about 1 million euros ($1.4 million) — from the Selle San Marco warehouse here on Friday night, the company said.

The saddles were stored in more than 300 boxes that were ready to be shipped.

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Posted November 27, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles announces this week it will not renew its sponsorship of the Team Argos-Shimano pro team for the 2014 season.

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Posted November 27, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America says it has reduced online listings of counterfeit 3T products by 95 percent in the last six months.

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Posted November 25, 2013

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taichung Bike Week have set dates for the event in 2014—Nov. 4-7. Formosa 900, an opportunity for the industry to cycle around the island, begins Nov. 8.

Posted in International Tagged Taichung Bike Week
Posted November 25, 2013

MARINA, CA (BRAIN) — Sidi America, the Italian shoe brand's subsidiary and sales agent since 2009, is shutting down as Sidi’s motorsports distributor, Motonation, takes over sales and distribution of cycling products.

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Posted November 22, 2013
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — The new bike brand KindHuman is launching a youth scholarship program that the company said will sponsor deserving youth cyclists with equipment support.
 
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Posted November 22, 2013

LONDON, UK (BRAIN) — Future Publishing, parent of Cyclingnews.com, BikeRadar.com, CyclingPlus magazine and other cycling titles, is reporting that its normalized revenues increased 3 percent in its recently concluded fiscal year.

Posted in International Tagged Media/Publishing / Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 21, 2013

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The European trade show Eurobike will hold its bike demo on the Messe Friedrichshafen grounds next year, instead of a few miles away in Argenbühl, Germany. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike
Posted November 20, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Highway Two will become the exclusive distributor of Kask cycling helmets in the U.S. and Canada in January. Highway Two will serve North American retailers through its network of 11 inside and 40 outside sales reps and territory managers, the company said in a press release. 

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Posted November 19, 2013

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group expects revenue for full-year 2013 to be up compared with 2012 despite lower preseason sales and rampant product discounting at the end of the season. 

Posted in International Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

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