Racing & Sponsorship

Posted February 12, 2013
BMC urbanchallenge

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — It's not at all clear what kind of "commute" a pro road racer has, but nevertheless the BMC Racing Team this week has been outfitted with what are possibly the WorldTour's only official team commuter bikes, the BMC urbanchallenge with Gates belt-drive drivetrains.

Posted February 5, 2013

NEVADA CITY, CA (BRAIN) — After Armstrong was charged with doping and had his race results nullified last year, Nevada City race organizer Duane Strawser — who also owns the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and is mayor of the old Gold Rush town — was an obvious interview subject for the hordes of journalists sniffing around the story.

Posted February 4, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) – New organizers are bringing a major road race back to Philadelphia earlier than expected thanks to some help from a congressman.

Posted January 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Outdoor retailer REI is the new title sponsor of the Muddy Buddy Adventure Series and the presenting sponsor of TriRock Triathlon Series; both series are owned by San Diego-based Competitor Group Inc.

The sponsorship agreement includes in-store classes for event participants.

Posted January 14, 2013

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (BRAIN)—Cannondale wrapped up a four-day camp for its first title-sponsored WorldTour road race team on Monday, an event marked by the Hollywood-themed rider introduction in the heart of Southern California’s film industry. 

Posted January 14, 2013
Burry Stander. Photo courtesy Specialized

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Friends, family and supporters of mountain bike racer Burry Stander, who died after being hit by a car last month, are forming a foundation in his name in hope of

Posted January 11, 2013

CARSON, CA (BRAIN)—Custom apparel maker Champion System on Friday introduced its 2013 pro road cycling team, marking the second year for the world’s first Asian-based UCI Pro Continental squad.

Posted January 11, 2013

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles, based in Southern California, is the latest top-tier sponsor of the SoCal High School Cycling League, the league announced this month.

Posted January 11, 2013

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ever wanted to work for a pro cycling team, helping top athletes prepare and recover, washing their clothes, making their food, and basically acting like a combination coach, physical therapist and mom?

Posted January 10, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN) — A Belgium software company, AFAS Software, has stepped up as a major sponsor of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, to be held here the first weekend of next month.

Posted January 9, 2013
An opinion column by Jamie Fuller, founder and chairman of Skins and founder of the Change Cycling Now group.

Dear Lance,

So you’ve finally decided to speak out. Frankly, it’s not before time and I trust the hype, preparation and anticipation will be worth it. In fairness, by choosing to undertake a broadcast interview with Oprah Winfrey you have certainly guaranteed visibility for your much-awaited response.

Posted January 3, 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — The National BMX Hall of Fame has opened the nomination process for this year's inductions.

Posted January 2, 2013
The new Lampre-Merida team jersey by Champion System

HONG KONG, China (BRAIN) — Starting at this month's Tour Down Under and for the next three three years, Team Lampre-Merida will be racing in Champion System cycling clothing, the team announced Wednesday. The new kit features Lampre's trademark blue and fuchsia combined with Merida's green.

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