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Bicycle Racing News and Opinion,
Tuesday May 12, 2020

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Colnago sold to UAE group

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News posted this:

MILAN (BRAIN) — Chimera Investments LLC, an investment fund based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has acquired a majority of the shares in Colnago, the Italian road bike brand.

Ernesto Colnago founded the company in 1954. His bikes have been used to win world championships, Olympic medals, the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, Paris-Roubaix, and more.

Ernesto Colnago

Ernesto Colnago (right) in 2015 with race organizer Giusppe Rivolta.

Ernesto Colnago said, "Chimera Investments will give Colnago the ability to grow and increase its presence in all markets, whilst maintaining and improving the quality of Colnago products. We have a unique opportunity with the support of Chimera to ensure that we continue to build the world's best bikes well into the future."

You can read the entire story here.

Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen to retire after Tokyo Games

Reuters news agency posted this:

(Reuters) - Dutch Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen has said she will retire from cycling after defending her road race title at the rescheduled Tokyo Games in 2021.

Anna van der Breggen

Anna van der Breggen with her 2016 Olympic Road Race Gold Medal. Sirotti photo

The 30-year-old, who won road race gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, will become a coach with the Boels-Dolmans team after ending her professional career.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Olympic Games in Tokyo are, of course, a great challenge and an important reason for continuing another year," Van der Breggen said.

“I also want to end my career with a great, full season. Especially after this year, which was largely lost due to the corona pandemic, I am enormously motivated to continue for one more year.

“I’ve been thinking about a role as team leader/coach for some time. I was quickly excited about the team’s proposal. In 2021, I want to get the best out of myself on my bike for one more season. After that, I will focus on this new job.”

You can read the entire story here.

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