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Bicycle Racing News and Opinion,
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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World Tour track racing

Giant-Alpecin sent me this news:

For the first time in history WorldTour teams will battle in a track event with the first round of the Revolution Champions League in Manchester (UK) on 25th and 26th November. Arising from an exciting new partnership between Velon and Revolution Series, that aims to engage a whole new audience into the sport - the Revolution Champions League will utilise the unique data capture capabilities Velon is developing with Infront Sports & Media.

As one of the seven competing WorldTour teams in the Revolution Champions League, Team Giant-Alpecin participates in Manchester with Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) and Zico Waeytens (BEL). 

Zico Waeytens

Zico Waeytens winning a stage in the 2016 Tour of Belgium

RACE: Revolution Cycling Champions League

DATE: 25-26/11/2016

New management for Performance Bicycle

This came to me from Bicycle Retailer & Industry News:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN) — David Pruitt, a longtime Performance Bicycle employee who helped negotiate the retail chain's sale to Advanced Sports International, has stepped down as CEO effective this week. Pat Cunnane, ASI's CEO, has been named Performance's interim president. Cunnane also remains CEO of ASI and Advanced Sports Enterprises, the newly formed parent company of ASI and Performance.

ASI, the parent of Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel, SE Bikes and other brands, purchased Performance in August.

Cunnane told BRAIN on Tuesday that getting more involved in the retail operations will help in developing a plan to roll out Performance retail locations internationally, which is a key part of ASE's plans for the chain. Cunnane said he expects Performance will name a new president in the spring. In the meantime, Cunnane will split his time between ASI and Performance responsibilities. Performance is headquartered in Chapel Hill; ASI is based in Philadelphia.

Pruitt joined Performance in 1990 and was named CEO in 2011.

"David was phenomenal during the transaction and the transition," Cunnane said. "As is often the case, these things evolved. I think he wanted to try some other things, but he was quite happy with the transition and I've been really happy with how helpful he’s been with me." Cunnane said he and Pruitt have been planning the change for "quite some time," but only announced it to staff this week.

Cunnane said some of ASI's international distributors are very interested in having Performance stores opened in their markets. He declined to say which international markets are likely to see new Performance stores first. So far, all of Performance's 106 locations are in the U.S.

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