Racing & Sponsorship

Posted August 19, 2021

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The IRONMAN Group has acquired the multi-day cycling event series Haute Route and the Gravel Epic series, which Haute Route acquired earlier this year.

Posted June 2, 2021
Streaming service will also cover the event's expo.

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — Sports streaming channel FloSports will have three four-wheel-drive vehicles available to provide live video coverage of the final 20 miles of the Garmin Unbound Gravel p/b Craft this weekend.

Posted May 28, 2021
Brook Watts tells BRAIN local officials refused to seriously consider how Arkansas' anti-trans legislation could harm the races.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The city has hired longtime event firm Medalist Sports to manage two high-profile cyclocross races this fall and next winter. Medalist replaces Parkven Productions, owned by Brook Watts and Kristin Diamond, which parted ways with the events last month as the race community pondered responses to Arkansas' recent anti-transgender legislation.

Posted April 21, 2021

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Brook Watts announced Wednesday that he will no longer be the organizer for the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships or a UCI World Cup cyclocross event to be held in October. Both events are scheduled to take place in Fayetteville. 

Posted April 8, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling announced will hold an Inclusion Summit in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Specialized Bicycles, Canyon Bicycles, Allied Cycle Works, and Experience Fayetteville will take part.

Posted April 7, 2021
UPDATED: CEO of Arkansas-based Allied Cycle says he's disappointed in recent legislation.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — Tom Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, part-owner of several bike industry companies and a promoter of cycling in Arkansas, said Tuesday he supports Arkansas Gov.

Posted March 3, 2021
Getty image.

German bike brand Canyon has asked owners of its new Aeroad CF SLX and CFR aero road bikes to stop riding them following Tuesday's incident at the Le Samyn race, when a portion of Mathieu van der Poel's handlebar broke and fell off during the race.

Posted January 28, 2021
USAC will recognize NICA results in its athlete ranking system.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association and USA Cycling are now working together to promote youth cycling and connect older NICA athletes to other opportunities in cycling. The agreement includes financial support from USAC.

Posted January 20, 2021
Deal across all ASO races marks end of era for Mavic and its iconic yellow vehicles.

PARIS (VeloNews) — Shimano will be taking over the neutral support role at the Tour de France and other marquee races this year, replacing longtime partner Mavic that began race support with its distinctive yellow

Posted January 8, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — A U.S. District judge has ruled that when would-be Ironman competitors agreed to a no-refund policy at registration, that meant exactly what it sounded like. 

Posted October 29, 2020

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — The biggest event in gravel racing has a new name.

Race organizer Life Time announced Thursday that the Dirty Kanza will be renamed Unbound Gravel, with Garmin remaining the title sponsor. 

Posted March 24, 2020

TOKYO (BRAIN) — The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted January 16, 2020
Ian Boswell is a former European road pro focusing on gravel in 2020.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The racing organization hosted a gravel racing symposium in Bentonville, Arkansas, last week.

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