Paceline Podcast 138

The Colorado Classic has announced a big change. It’s a women’s race now. Only a women’s race. With a new course and new prize list and a plan to livestream the race on Facebook, the Colorado Classic will be very different in 2019. It’s an intriguing change in direction and one that will be an incredible boon to women’s racing.

The last month or so hasn’t been kind to the bike industry. The parent company for Fuji, Breezer, Kestrel and Oval Components as well as the Performance Bike chain has declared bankruptcy. Rapha has announced a £20 Million loss for the six months following the brand’s sale. And Emerald Expositions, the owner of the Interbike show announced that 2018 will be its last. C’est finis.

So even as one piece of cycling joins the 21st century, the economy is continuing to punish cycling. What’s it all mean?



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Show links:

Bicycle Retailer’s piece about the ASE bankruptcy

Patrick’s piece about ASE, Interbike and Rapha

Gore Windstopper Trail Pants

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