Biemme America is proud to announce our partnership with the Gran Fondo New York for the 2013 edition held on May 19, 2013. Biemme is the official manufacturer and supplier of all Gran Fondo NY cycling apparel produced for the expected 7000 participants attending the event. Please visit www.granfondony.com for all the details.
Biemme America is proud to announce a successful trade show at this year’s INTERBIKE in Las Vegas held between September 19th and 21st. We are exceptionally glad to have such positive feedback from our customers in regards to our continuous innovations on our cycling, triathlon and running collections. Our newest innovation, the SEAMLESS Jersey and Bib short were an absolute innovative success.
Biemme America is proud to announce our partnership with the Gran Fondo Ottawa for the 2012 event on July 21st, 2012. Biemme is the official manufacturer and supplier of all Gran Fondo Ottawa cycling apparel produced for the expected 1500 participants attending the event. Please visit http://www.granfondoottawa.org/gear/ for all the details.
Biemme is proud to sponsor for the 3rd year in a row, the INFINIT Cycle Power women’s team.
Biemme is proud to continue is long time relationship with Rocky Mountain bikes. For the 4th consecutive year, Biemme is the supplier of all technical cycling apparel for the Rocky Mountain Factory team and Quebec team.
Biemme is proud to announce the renewal of a sponsorship with the Wonderful Pistachios Pro cycling team. Biemme will be the official cycling apparel supplier for the team.
US-based UCI Continental team Wonderful Pistachios recently signed two additional riders to its program: Tom Faiers, a former ProTeam rider from Footon-Servetto and Iggy Silva, a notable US criterium racer from Trek-Livestrong. The 10-man roster united at a weekend training camp held from February 25-27 in Santa Rosa, California. "It is a big deal for our team to sign a rider like Faiers with that kind of European experience from racing the ProTour last year," said team manager Josh Horowitz. "His manager thought that being in the US, where he could really develop his skills and talent, would be beneficial to his long term cycling career."
"We are really lucky to have him on board and when you watch him training you can just tell that this is a guy who knows how to ride his bike," he said. "Silva fits really well into our team dynamic as someone who can do really well at the one day races and criteriums."
The squad's new riders include Faiers and Silva, Sterling Magnell, Neil Coleman, Taylor Bertrand-Barrett, Menso de Jong and Victor Riquelme. Returning riders include Tim Farnham, Alexi Martinez and Eric Bennett. The team met at a short but productive camp in Santa Rosa that included distributing team issued Orbea bikes and other sponsored products, photo opportunities, long training rides and team dinners.
"We stayed with three host families," Horowitz said. "It had a little bit more of a cozy and family atmosphere to the camp. Riders and staff there were 20 people. Half the team lives in Northern California and know a lot of the roads that we rode during the weekend. There was an incredible synergy amongst the riders."
"A big part of the camp was getting images of the team," he added. "We have a lot of people watching us but up until this weekend there wasn't a single image of the riders in the new jerseys. That was one of our main focus was to start creating an image of the team, showcasing the riders and the equipment."
The riders were treated to a long day in the saddle on the final day of camp with a more than 100-mile ride on Santa Rosa resident Levi Leipheimer's notorious King Ridge Gran Fondo route. The team started in Santa Rosa and headed out to the Pacific coast through the Russian River Valley, passed Salt Point State Park and Fort Ross State Historic Park before returning along the scenic Highway 1 and back into Santa Rosa.
"Sunday was about getting a good ride in and letting the guys suffer a little bit together and seeing for the first time how each react to a little bit of pain," Horowitz said. "That route was perfect for what we were looking for because it had climbing, flats, wooded sections, the ocean and vineyards and it covered every aspect of what California is all about."
"That was what I wanted the camp to be about because Wonderful Pistachios is California-based and everything is grown here so I wanted to capture the feel of California where everything is green and fertile."
Wonderful Pistachios will begin racing at the Merco Cycling Classic this weekend followed by the Madera Stage Race, Tour de Murrieta, San Dimas Stage Race and the National Racing Calendar (NRC) Redlands Bicycle Classic.
B-EMME is technical sponsor of the team For Wonderful Pistachios.
World-known racer Michele Bartoli is the official testimonial and tester of the new technologies by Biemme: thanks to his precious cooperation Biemme developed its extraordinary pad X10 for the summer collection 2011. Just stay in the wake, we will make wonders!
The Australian world champion of Superbike Andrew Pitt who has a fancy on cyclism has personally tested our sizing kit: he's so enthusiastic about the fitting that he wants all his clothing to be by B-EMME!
It would be easy to surmise that Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Geoff Kabush, having won Canadian National MTB Championships for the last seven years in a row, would cruise to number eight without much difficulty. Those “in the know”, however, predicted a Battle Royale between Kabush and Max Plaxton, the winner of two US Cup races this season. Plaxton, who has finished second to Kabush at several national championships, was hungry to don his first ever national champion’s jersey.
Under sunny skies and hot temperatures, Plaxton and Kabush led the elite field out of the Canmore Nordic Center for the first lap, accompanied by Derek Zandstra and Rocky Mountain’s Marty Lazarksi following close behind. Kabush, Plaxton, and Zandstra built their lead steadily over the next two laps, each sharing the work to distance the rest of the competition. All three riders appeared to be riding within their limits and it was anyone’s guess as who would take the win.
On lap four, as the three leaders began the long climb, both Zandstra and Plaxton attacked, but neither could shake the other riders. When they reached the last steep pitch of the climb, Kabush launched a blistering attack that neither Zandstra nor Plaxton could match. As Plaxton chased Kabush, he dropped Zandstra and the three spent of the race riding on their own. Kabush came into the finish with a time of 1:45:15 with Plaxton 48 seconds back in second place and Zandstra third, 1:39 back. "It wasn't an easy win," said Kabush. "Those guys are getting stronger every year, and pushing me a bit more. I waited until near the top of the steepest climb and then punched it hard, and was able to open enough of a gap to get away from them. I waited for the right moment to create some separation. I guess old school was able to beat new school for one more year."
"He picked the right time to go," Plaxton explained, "and he can put in such a powerful attack that I couldn't go with him. Geoff's won of the top guys in the world, so there's no shame in being beaten by him.“ Kabush rode to victory on his 2011 Rocky Mountain Element RSL with new Shimano XTR, Fox Racing Shox suspension, Maxxis Icon tires, and Race Face cockpit.