Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 7, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Bouhanni punches through to take Dauphine field sprint; Opie wins second stage at Tour of Korea; Porte seeks Tour leadership at Dauphiné;  Hepburn returning focus back to the track for Rio; Canadian cycling legend Jocelyn Lovell passes away; Paul Lew joins EDCO Engineering; Cyclist dies after collision with London bus; Specialized Foundation to fund research about exercise effects on ADHD; Recap: Critérium du Dauphiné stage 1; An Post Ras with Neon Velo; On-board video from Dauphiné prologue; Anatomy of a bike throw

Paul Lew joins EDCO Engineering

by CyclingTips

Paul Lew, cycling and carbon innovator, will join EDCO Engineering BV as a partner. The partnership seeks to expand and build the company’s line of cycling components, including high-performance carbon and alloy wheels. Rob van Hoek, EDCO Engineering BV, CEO and owner, purchased the Swiss cycling components company in 2007.

“We are extremely excited to add the vast experience, and creative mind of Paul Lew to our company,” van Hoek said in a release.

“With his contribution we add a key piece to the puzzle toward building a global leader in innovative cycling wheels and components. It has been my intention to expand into North America, and with Paul’s leadership we can now take our vision to the next level.”

Since 1989 Lew has focused on aerodynamic and carbon fiber technologies. He is best known for his radical Black Hole wheel in the mid-1990s, his breakthrough PRO VT-1 full carbon wheel in the 2000s, and currently his Dispersive Effect Termination aerodynamic wheel designs.

In 2003, Lew re-designed, and guided in-house manufacturing for the Shimano carbon wheel program, and over his career he’s created wheels for Olympic medalists and World Champions. Lew became Reynolds Cycling’s director of technology and innovation in 2008, directing the design and engineering program until his recent decision to join forces with EDCO.

“Joining EDCO means that I am joining an iconic brand with a professional cycling heritage dating back to 1902,” said Lew. “Under the leadership of Rob van Hoek, EDCO has made a steady resurgence as an important brand in world of professional cycling. He has a brilliant and curious mind, and he is always pushing for new innovation. We’re excited about pushing the limits of cycling components together!”