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Art from Velocite's Taiwan patent.

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Pinarello has responded to public claims that its newest road frame, introduced this week, infringes on patents owned by Velocite related to a concave downtube, intended to smooth airflow over waterbottles.

OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Hoss Active Sport is now handling OEM and distributor sales in the U.S. for Sapim spokes and Sapim's rim brand, Ryde. 

Peloton's editor at large was given the AIJC's Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Veteran cycling journalist John Wilcockson, the editor at large of Peloton Magazine, was recently recognized by the International Association of Cycling Journalists with the Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Cycling Journalism Award.

VALLÀ, Treviso, Italy (BRAIN) — The Italian clothing brand Global Sports Gear (GSG) has agreed to sponsor and supply the AG2R La Mondiale pro cycling team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

LYON, France (BRAIN) — Shimano Europe has announced plans to open a new distribution center here to serve its French and Italian customers. It will be the third distribution center for Shimano in Europe, joining locations in the Netherlands and Poland.

MAJORCA, Spain (BRAIN) — A racer from Little Rock, Arkansas, will join the Canyon/SRAM Women's World Tour team for 2017 after being chosen from about 1,200 women who showed their talent on the Zwift indoor cycling application this year.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
Young Liu and Bonnie Tu.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing announced some historic management changes following a board of directors meeting Friday. Company founder King Liu is retiring as the company's chairman and Tony Lo is retiring as CEO. 

MADRID, Spain (BRAIN) — Bkool is again sponsoring an indoor cycling competition that includes participants from more than 30 countries. The competition makes use of the Bkool Simulator to allow participants to ride simulated stages from the Tour de France, La Vuelta, Rio Olympic games and other routes. 

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has appointed broadcast media executive Jonas Sjögren to become its new CEO, starting Feb. 1.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Lezyne has announced two new international distributors: Champion Cycle in Thailand and LevelSportKoncept in the Czech Republic. Both comapnies have exclusive distribution agreements in their markets.  

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cosmic Sports GmbH will now handle the distribution of Nutcase Helmets in Germany and Austria. Cosmic Sports, established in 1997, also distributes Crankbrothers, Lizard Skins, Salsa, Ritchey, Garmin, SixSixOne, Chris King and other brands.

TREVIGLIO, Italy (BRAIN) — Bianchi has announced its decision to end UWC's distribution of the Bianchi brand in Thailand.

"Bianchi and UWC market strategies and visions have evolved since they began to work together over 10 years ago and it is the right moment to end their cooperation," Bianchi said.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (BRAIN) — Trainer brand Kinetic has announced dealer-direct pricing with better margins and quick delivery from its European warehouse. The reduced pricing is available on the full trainer line, including the new Rock and Roll | Smart Control.

LUGANO, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland has reached a three-year agreement to sponsor and supply the BMC Racing Team, as well as BMC Development Team and the BMC MTB Racing Team, for all training and racing apparel needs.

GIVISIEZ, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Scott Sports is becoming one of a handful of bike brands with its name as part of a World Tour team title.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

MONTECCHIO MAGGIORE, Italy (BRAIN) — Giordana Cycling Apparel has signed the ORICA-BikeExchange team to a multi-year agreement to wear Giordana technical apparel. The team will use Giordana clothing for all racing and training activities beginning in January. Giordana will also supply their women's team.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship
PeopleForBikes says global tariff reductions on bicycles and components are unlikely to be enacted soon.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — International negotiations to reduce tariffs on products that help the environment — including bikes and components — have stalled.

UPDATED. Company plans to open concept stores in prestigious capital cities.

GREENWICH, Conn. (BRAIN) — Italy's Pinarello bike brand has been purchased by L Catterton, a U.S.-based private equity firm. The luxury brand conglomerate LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton and other brands, is a part owner of L Catteron. A purchase price was not released.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions

MT. KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles has appointed Tom Van Cauwenberghe as its new CEO as the brand's parent company and board continue to execute a multi-year plan to make it profitable. 

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Eurobike show have decided the 2018 event — which will its first in the new time frame of early July — will be a three-day event, with no consumer day.

The 2018 event will be Sunday, July 8, through Tuesday, July 10. 

Tagged Eurobike

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