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by Mark Zalewski
February 3, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Degenkolb wins rough and tumble Dubai sprint; Damien Howson takes Sun Tour lead with solo victory on Falls Creek; Kristoff fires back with win at Etoile de Bessèges, stage 2; Tony Martin solos to win at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; Stuyven forging his own path despite past comparisons with Classics kings; Grivko punches Kittel amidst tense crosswinds in Dubai; Should welfare come before winning?; Canyon coming to the US market by summer; Judge rules against lawsuit over Dekker’s tell-all book; Pair recreates 1928 Aussie-Kiwi Tour de France ride in documentary; Cadel Evans joins ride for veterans with PTSD; Video: Crosswinds wreak havoc in Dubai; Skoda ad features career of Bradley Wiggins.
Direct-to-consumer bicycle brand Canyon had announced plans to come to the U.S. market in 2017, originally with the goal of the spring. However, Canyon now says that timeline is pushed back to sometime in the summer.
“We want to launch in the country with 2018 products,” Frank Aldorf, Canyon’s chief brand officer, told Bicycle Retailer. “We want to be here with the latest products and we think it’s better if we move it further out so we can offer the latest. We’ll have a slight delay here, maybe a couple of months, but we’ll offer model year 2018 product.”
Canyon said it has found a warehouse in Chino, California to base its U.S. operation.
Canyon did not offer details about a specific launch date or which models will be available, but the company said it will begin to market to U.S. consumers ahead of the launch.
“[There will be] everything from places-to-ride events to consumer events,” Aldorf said.
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