Industry News

Industry News Archive for dates of Wednesday, July 4, 2018 thru Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Tour de France 2018: Why is there no women’s equivalent? 07/16/2018  bbc.co.uk - Why is there no women's Tour de France? Simply business or "blatant sexism," as former cyclist Kathryn Bertine claims? And will there be one any time soon?
  • Cervélo to assemble bikes in Northern California 07/16/2018  bicycleretailer.com - Cervélo is bringing assembly of bikes sold in Canada, the U.S. and the Americas to North America. Starting this month, Cervelo bikes will be assembled in Santa Cruz, California, at the same...
  • Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating 07/16/2018  velonews.com - The push against mechanical doping was one of the major campaign platforms of newly elected UCI president David Lappartient. Within six months of his election in 2017, the UCI rolled out ambitious...
  • Lizzie Deignan to headline new Trek women’s team 07/16/2018  velonews.com - Trek will field a new women’s team for 2019, and the bicycle manufacturer is aiming for the squad to race in the UCI Women’s WorldTour. The creation of the road team was...
  • Brooks Running Rolls Out Shop-In-Shop Program 07/16/2018  sgbonline.com - Brooks Running Company is partnering with 30 specialty running retailers in the U.S. and Canada to launch the brand’s premium shop-in-shop. Installation at the 30 pilot locations will be complete by the...
  • Accell Group acquires Dutch e-cargo company Velosophy 07/13/2018  bicycleretailer.com - Accell Group announced that it has increased its minority stake Velosophy to take over 100 percent ownership in the Dutch e-cargo bike company. Velosophy owns Babboe family cargo bikes, premium cargo brand...
  • WADA defends salbutamol rules in wake of Froome acquittal 07/12/2018  cyclingnews.com - The World Anti-Doping Agency defended its rules against accusations from Team Sky and former Tour de France winner and Sky rider Bradley Wiggins that the regulations on salbutamol are "not fit for...
  • Newton Running Co-founder Danny Abshire Launches New Shoe Brand 07/12/2018  running.competitor.com - Danny Abshire is back in the running shoe business. The self-made, running form guru, who co-founded Newton Running in Boulder, Colo. in 2006 with his wife Jennifer and business partner Jerry Lee,...
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal signs Zone3 as official swim partner 07/11/2018  endurancebusiness.com - IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais, Portugal has confirmed the signing of wetsuit and swimwear brand, Zone3. UK-based brand Zone3 joins as the official swim partner of the event, promoting its award-winning range of wetsuits,...
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Pain 07/11/2018  nytimes.com - Worrying and giving attention to pain ultimately increases it. Staying active and moving is better than rest when it comes to chronic back and neck pain.
  • Ironman’s efforts to buy Breck Epic mountain bike race fail 07/10/2018  summitdaily.com - Mike McCormack, founder of the Breck Epic mountain bike race, told Breckenridge Town Council he has broken off talks with Ironman regarding selling the annual race, who sought to buy the race...
  • New round of tariffs targets $200 billion of Chinese goods 07/10/2018  bicycleretailer.com - On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it would assess an additional 10 percent tariff on up to $200 billion of Chinese goods. The latest round targets hundreds of imports and includes...
  • 2018 Boston Marathon raised $36.6 million for charities 07/10/2018  masslive.com - Runners in this year's Boston Marathon race raised $36.6 million for hundreds of local and national charities. The Boston Athletic Association reports the 2018 marathon's total fundraising results beat the amount raised...
  • Eurobike reports dip in overall attendance this year 07/10/2018  bicycleretailer.com - A total of 1,400 exhibitors and 37,379 industry visitors from 96 countries came to Eurobike this year. Overall industry attendance was down from 42,590 last year, or about 12 percent. Eurobike's show...
  • Why Under Armour Won’t Be Overlooked by Runners Any Longer 07/10/2018  footwearnews.com - Under Armour has faced several hurdles since entering the running category in 2008. But thanks to the brand’s product updates and a refreshed distribution focus, the market has warmed to its efforts.
  • PeopleForBikes board names Steve Flagg chairman 07/09/2018  bicycleretailer.com - PeopleForBikes’ board of directors has elected Quality Bicycle Products founder Steve Flagg board chairman. PFB also approved several other officers and committee members: vice chair, Chris Speyer of REI; secretary, Mike Mercuri...
  • CeramicSpeed shows off revolutionary DrivEn drivetrain at Eurobike 07/09/2018  velonews.com - CeramicSpeed has just introduced a major shift in drivechain technology with their new DrivEn system, which just won a Eurobike Design Award at the major tradeshow in Germany. The DrivEn system replaces...
  • Vista Announces Sale of Bollé, Cébé, Serengeti Brands 07/09/2018  insideoutdoor.com - Vista Outdoor Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the legal entities operating its Bollé, Cébé and Serengeti brands to an entity controlled by a significant European...
  • Adidas Files Objection To Rockport Bankruptcy Sale 07/09/2018  sgbonline.com - Adidas and its subsidiary Reebok International Ltd.—the former parents of The Rockport Group LLC—have filed an objection to the forthcoming bankruptcy sale of Rockport due to outstanding debts stemming from the companies’...
  • Tough Mudder contestants ‘made to simulate sex and perform slutdrops during warm-up for endurance race’ 07/08/2018  independent.co.uk - Two female athletes spoke of their horror when they were asked to take part in a “creepy sexy workout” by a Tough Mudder employee leading the warm-up. The horrified women said they...
  • Inside Nike’s purge: More than a #MeToo moment 07/07/2018  oregonlive.com - In 2018, Nike cut ties with Danny Tawiah, a demanding and mercurial boss, and 10 other senior managers amid complaints about a “boys' club” culture. Behind one of the world’s biggest brands,...
  • Lance Armstrong Wants to Sell You a Season Pass 07/06/2018  outsideonline.com - Lance Armstrong’s brand finally debuted a re-designed WEDU website featuring original editorial content, both of Armstrong's podcasts and a $60-per-year membership program called Season Pass, giving buyers live access to the...
  • Giant invests in European manufacturing, distribution 07/06/2018  bicycleretailer.com - Giant announced production and distribution expansions in Europe: a second factory in Hungary, enabling Giant to distribute products to Eastern and mainland Europe easier. Giant has also invested 13.5 million euros to...
  • Lifting Weights Helps Ease Anxiety and Depression 07/05/2018  outsideonline.com - Two new studies confirm that weightlifting provides a similar boost to mental health. The first found that lifting weights reduces the symptoms of anxiety. The second found that lifting weights can...
  • The 2018 Tour de France, by the numbers 07/05/2018  velonews.com - Agence France-Presse put together a compilation of all the interesting numbers and facts that define the 2018 Tour de France.
  • Froome booed at Tour de France presentation 07/05/2018  velonews.com - Four-time winner Chris Froome was booed by the crowd that gathered for the team’s presentation of the Tour de France in a small town in the west of France. The champion held...
  • Adidas Confirmed App To Shut Down 07/05/2018  sgbonline.com - Three years after its launch, Adidas’ Confirmed App will be phased out. The sneaker reservation process will be incorporated into the official Adidas app.
  • Boa Technology, MIPS Partner on Helmet Advancement 07/05/2018  insideoutdoor.com - Boa Technology and MIPS together announced their collaboration on the MIPS B-series Boa, a new system for helmets designed to provide superior fit and added protection to athletes in bike and snow.
  • Don’t Trust the Label on Your Supplements 07/05/2018  outsideonline.com - Although the Food and Drug Administration spot-checks for compliance, it still allows supplement manufacturers to self-regulate - unless some serious problem arises. As a result, Independent testers have arrived to fill in...

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