Eight positive in Colombia; Porte saves Gerrans’ career: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

November 29, 2017

Eight riders test positive for doping at the Vuelta a Colombia; Gerrans says Porte saved his career, believes he still has victories ahead; Wiggle High-five confirms two more returning Aussies in Cure and Edmondson; Julich moves to Holowesko/Citadel as team steps up to Pro Continental ranks; Lodewyck joins BMC Racing Team as directeur sportif; KOO announces new women’s cycling clothing; Spurcycle announce titanium multi-tool; Framebuilder Baum suffers loss of two bikes; Audio: Hi-vis jackets and helmets – BikeBiz interview on Ian Collins show LBC radio

KOO announces new women’s cycling clothing

by James Huang

Italian eyewear brand KOO — a spinoff of helmet brand Kask — has been slow to expand its range of cycling sunglasses since its quiet launch last year, but the company is already diversifying its catalog by expanding into cycling clothing. And interestingly, it’s doing so with a single kit aimed exclusively at women.

KOO tapped the design expertise of retired pro rider Iris Slappendel, who not only is a former Dutch national champion on the road, but also started her own eponymous clothing line earlier this year. The new “Protect Your Style” collection includes bib shorts, a jersey, socks, a cap, and a Kask Protone helmet, all decorated with interesting patterns and seemingly just the right amount of color.

“I design cycling clothes that are fashionable, so you have more fun on your bike,” said Slappendel in an official press release. “When designing the Protect Your Style range, I was influenced by bold colours and geometric lines. It was great fun experimenting on where they would fit best and I’m really happy with how the items have turned out. They work really well together.”

KOO’s new Protect Your Style range will arrive in stores around mid-December. Pricing is to be confirmed.