FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Now in its 14 th year, New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat bikes-and-beers festival will visit a dozen cities in 2013. Tour de Fat celebrates the bicycle, showcases New Belgium beers, and provides eclectic and engaging entertainment for all. The event is free, but all proceeds from food and beer go to local biking groups
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Norco and Wilier Triestina each separately issued bike recall notices Tuesday in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Steven Harad is crafting a business plan to bring Blue Competition Cycles back to profitability as its new chief executive officer. Lake Rudd Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Rhode Island, announced that it acquired the Georgia-based company earlier this week and now have appointed Harad to head it up
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In a twist, the consumer show adds a trade-only day ATHENS, GA (BRAIN) – Organizers of the Southeast Bike Expo say after a successful inaugural year they will hold the show again in February 2013, but are adding a day for dealers only. The dealer day will precede the show, Friday, Feb. 22.
TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN)—Pinarello unveils its 2013 bikes to nearly 300 distributors, retailers and journalists this weekend and will use its popular La Pina Cycling Marathon as a test course for its newest road bike, the Dogma Think 2. Riders will pedal Think 2 outfitted with Campagnolo’s Super Record electronic shift system for the ride, which starts from Pinarello’s hometown in Treviso, Italy, a small village in the heart of the country’s Veneto region. The course—either 118 kilometers or 168 kilometers—travels through Italy’s famous Prosecco region along the Piave River and chugs up 5 to 16 percent grade climbs in the shadows of the Dolomites mountains
VERNE, CA (BRAIN) Friday July 13 2012 11:32 AM MT— Industry veteran Jim Wanamaker has joined Continental Chain Company, the maker of the KMC chains, as sales and marketing director. Wannamaker spent many years with Kenda Tire and most recently worked for Vee Rubber. With his previous employers, Wannamaker was a common sight at many consumer events and races, and he is already continuing that with KMC, putting 9,000 miles on a new minivan in five weeks.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup moved to Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada for round 5 of the cross country and round 4 of the downhill.
There were no surprises in the men’s downhill, with Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) convincingly beating Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) and Danny Hart (Giant Factory Off-Road Team).
Although he was considered the favorite for the event by all his rivals and he won here last year, Gwin wasn’t taking anything for granted. “We train to win so it’s always the hope, but you never know until you cross the finish line. You just have to give it a shot.”
Gwin continues as World Cup leader with 900 points. “It’s never easy to protect the lead. These longer tracks are tough,” he said. “I’m looking forward to a shorter track next week. It’s always fun racing in Windham. I have some family and a bunch of friends there.”
The women’s downhill saw a resurgent Rachel Atherton (GT Factory Racing) taking the win ahead of French pair Myriam Nicole (Commencal/Riding Addiction) and Emmeline Ragot (MS Mondraker Team).
“I’m happy,” said Atherton after her win. “I’m relieved because everyone is so fast and strong and they are a little bit crazy, like they don’t mind if they crash. I’m scared to crash, and I think I was lucky.”
World champion Emmeline Ragot (MS Mondraker) was going well enough that she might have won the race, but a mechanical put an end to her chances.
“I broke my chainguard, so I couldn’t pedal any more after that in the bottom part,” said Ragot. “It’s the kind of thing that happens and you can’t do anything about it. I had thought about it during training: ‘If you break something, just keep going, don’t brake and keep it smooth.’” She did just that and still managed to finish third overall on the day.
Ragot leads the World Cup standings with 740 points to runner-up Atherton’s 700 points. Nicole is in third with 641 points.
In the men’s cross country on Saturday, Nino Schurter (Scott Swisspower) outsprinted Jose Antonio Hermida (Multivan Merida) for the win.
No one was expecting the World Cup race to end in a sprint after Schurter went to the front from the start and stayed there solo for most of the race. But a flat tire on the second last lap let a surging Hermida catch Schurter.
“No, I didn’t expect to have to sprint for it on a course like Mont-Sainte-Anne,” said Schurter. “It was a special finish and when it started to rain – the course was really tricky.”
Schurter retained his lead in the World Cup standings, now with 950 points. Kulhavy moved up one spot to second place (785 points) as did Burry Stander into third (688 points). The absent Absalon dropped from second to fourth with 650 points while Hermida advanced from eighth to fifth with 605 points.
The women’s cross country saw Catharine Pendrel (Luna) take her second consecutive Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup. She finished ahead of teammate Georgia Gould and local crowd favorite Marie-Helene Premont (Rocky Mountain).
Gould led for most of the race, but on the fourth of five laps, she started to cramp. Behind her, Pendrel steadily moved up throughout the race and overtook Gould on the final lap.
“I didn’t have the pace early on, and I thought that lost me the race,” said Pendrel. “But luckily for me, the pace made Georgia suffer, too, and I was able to reel her back in.”
Pendrel took over the World Cup lead with 940 points. Julie Bresset – who didn’t race – is second at 750. Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa jumped up one spot to third with 678 points. Maja Wloszczowska with 670 points fell to fourth from third while Katerina Nash stepped up one place to fifth with 659.
For full results, reports and photos of the Mountain Bike World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne, visit Cyclingnews.com.
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BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 10:26 AM MTâ€” High school mountain bike racing continues to grow quickly and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is making some staff changes to accommodate the growth. NICA founder and executive director Matt Fritzinger will be focusing on new league development and fundraising as the organization searches for a new executive director, the organization announced Tuesday