LONDON (BRAIN) — Online cycling and fitness entertainment platform Zwift has brought aboard former professional racer Jens Voigt of Germany and current World Tour pro Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands as its first two ambassadors.
RICHMOND, Victoria, Australia (BRAIN) — Light and accessories brand Knog is launching an online film competition and festival that will award $15,000 worth of prizes to winning filmmakers who chronicle their nighttime adventures.
SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — U.K.-based cycling commentary, PR and production company Cyclevox has introduced an online women’s cycling video channel: Voxwomen.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its second global conference, which will be held July 9-11, Roth, Germany, in conjunction with the DATEV Challenge Roth event.
BROOKLYN (BRAIN) — Sommerville Sports Cyclewear is now available in Australia via Melbourne-based distributor C4U Sport. C4U Sport will offer Sommerville's complete cycling and triathlon custom apparel lines, as well as select retail and footwear products.
BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — K-Edge has signed FE Sports for its Australian distribution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.