September 16, 2020
Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, California-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D-generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm KKR in exchange for a minority stake in its business. Zwift has now raised $620 million altogether and is valued at north...
July 14, 2020
A new 1,287-mile bike route now connects Montana to Minnesota, winding through mountains and prairies while taking riders from Yellowstone National Park — America’s first national park — to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Read more on Travel and Leisure.
July 1, 2020
The Giro d'Italia plans to oblige stage finish spectators to wear wristbands that emit a sound when social distancing is breached as part of a series of measures and protocols to secure the go-ahead for the three-week Grand Tour from the Italian government. Read about it on Cycling News.
June 28, 2020
American riders in Europe faced a difficult choice: stay put and be forced to ride out the frightening coronavirus pandemic for an undetermined amount of time, or get on the first flight out to the USA. However, with the US falling far behind Europe in controlling the spread of COVID-19, will...
June 21, 2020
The founder of Dirty Kanza, Jim Cummins, has been fired by the organisers of the popular gravel race over a social media post in which he claimed the shooting of a black man by police in Atlanta this week was "justified". Cummins, who set up Dirty Kanza in 2006, was dismissed from...
June 16, 2020
Californian Nehemiah Brown pushed Strava to remove segments in his area that had racially insensitive names. Now, Brown is holding a ride to raise funds for the Equal Justice Initiative. Read more on VeloNews.
June 3, 2020
Swedish insurance company Folksam oversaw a test of 27 popular helmets for safety. Four of the top-ranked helmets are available for consumers in the United States. Read more on VeloNews.
June 1, 2020
Dutch medic says 'cycling in a peloton is more risky than playing soccer on a large field.' Read more on VeloNews.
May 20, 2020
Documentary filmmaker Marina Zenovich discusses 'LANCE,' her ESPN 30 for 30 film set to air this Sunday. Read more on VeloNews. On a related note, apparently Armstrong is not in love with the film according to this interview in USA Today.
May 14, 2020
A new Lance Armstrong documentary is set to air this month, featuring “unprecedented access” to the Texan that tells the story of his career, cancer recovery, and fall from grace after his doping was revealed. The two-part, four-hour documentary is part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, with part one to...
April 28, 2020
The Tour de France's anticipated August 29 start date for the postponed 2020 edition has fallen under new uncertainty as the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, banned all mass sporting events until September. However, a few hours later the French Ministry of Sport clarified that it might not affect the Tour. Read more on...
April 27, 2020
Welcome news for both pros and amateurs is emerging from Spain, Italy and France, as the three nations are expected to ease cycling bans next month. During the coronavirus crisis, many European nations have enforced strict lockdown rules including a ban on recreational cycling, with many professionals being caught up in the...
April 22, 2020
Endurance Sportswire is providing timely and pertinent articles and news updates specific to coronavirus and the running, cycling and triathlon industries. NEWS UPDATES 4/22 USOPC to cut up to 20%, says no Olympic games would be ‘devastating’. Read more on HERE. NEWS UPDATES 4/21 USA Track and Field lays off 7;...
April 15, 2020
Tour de France organizers announced Wednesday that the three-week cycling race would be pushed back roughly two months, from June 27-July 19 to Aug. 29-Sept. 20. Cycling’s calendar will need much more juggling to accommodate the other two grand tours and the world championships. Read more details on NBC Sports.
April 13, 2020
Kelsey Erickson had spent nearly a decade working in the mucky world of international anti-doping when she heard that USA Cycling was looking for someone to build and administer a wellness program for riders at all levels. Read more on USA Today.
April 13, 2020
The Tour de France is headed for a likely postponement after French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced the suspension of all mass public gatherings until mid-July to curb the spread of COVID-19. Read more on VeloNews.
April 9, 2020
Cycling's world governing body the UCI said on Thursday it was furloughing its entire staff, either fully or partially, in a bid to "weather the storm" caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Senior management and elected UCI officials have agreed to salary reductions while 130 UCI employees will be furloughed. Other measures...
April 6, 2020
Portland Design Works and Chris King Precision Components have collaborated to publish an interactive map showing the hours and current status for more than a thousand retailers in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on Bicycle Retailer.
April 6, 2020
Peloton Interactive Inc said on Monday it would pause live production of its exercise videos at its New York and London studios through April 30 after an employee at its New York City-based production studio has tested positive for COVID-19. However, it would continue to add new, pre-recorded content on its...
April 1, 2020
Professional teams across the peloton are battening down the hatches to try to weather the coronavirus shutdown, and they’re asking the UCI for help. Read more on VeloNews.
March 27, 2020
Governing body to reduce staff by 15 percent and furlough a further 25 percent as revenues expected to plummet. Read more on VeloNews.
March 24, 2020
With over 3 billion activities uploaded from all over the world, Strava ‘knows where athletes actually run and ride.’ The new Routes tool uses that knowledge to provide route recommendations personalized to athletes’ preferences for location, distance, surface type (pavement or dirt) and hilly or flat terrain. Read more on...
March 23, 2020
A doping researcher who testified on behalf of Lance Armstrong during the US Department of Justice case has been banned from cycling for doping. John Gleaves, an assistant professor at California State University, has accepted a four-year suspension after testing positive at the Masters Track National Championships last August. Read more...