Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

November 7, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Jakub Mareczko wins Tour of Taihu Lake’s opening road stage; Miguel Angel Lopez fractures tibia in training crash; Cameron Meyer posts impressive track return at Glasgow World Cup; The rise of autonomous vehicles and their effect on cycling; Copenhagen achieves more bikes than cars in city centre; Highlights from the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup; 80 and still cycling.

UCI_Overlord ruffling feathers in the world of wine

by CyclingTips

You might remember the case of Aaron Brown, aka UCI_Overlord, who was ordered to pay back $85,000+ after pocketing the proceeds of the Paul Kimmage Fund. Brown, how now appears to be calling himself Tim rather than Aaron, has since withdrawn from cycling but appears to have been ruffling feathers in the world of wine where he’s been involved with the controversial Wine.Pop app.

Here’s an excerpt from a Jim’s Loire blog post about the issue:

The Wine.Pop app is the latest wine venture to involve Tim Brown (aka Aaron Timmer Brown) where he is marketing director. This app started life as ArteBacchus developed by Tomas Volts.

Wine.Pop has signed up a number of Ambassadors to persuade producers/wineries to sign up to the Wine.Pop app. In return they are promised
10% on all sales, for the sign up and for all the bookings coming through the booking system, which is due to be released in November. Ambassadors’ 10% fee is fixed and they will be receiving this fee for as long as the winery continues to be a member of Wine.Pop. Ambassadors are able to offer producers a discount for the first year as long as the sign up fee doesn’t go below 110€.

Payments are made through Fact Advertising & Consulting, AG Neugutstrasse 52, CH-8600 Dübendoff/Zurich.

Yesterday I contacted several of the Ambassadors outlining Mr Brown’s history in respect to the Paul Kimmage Fund and the non-payment of Maintenance. They were shocked as clearly Brown has been careful to hide his past from them – hence the disappearing ‘Aaron’ and ‘Timmer’.

I am told that Wine.Pop is a ‘serious project and that Tim has nothing to do with the day to day running, and certainly not with the finances. He is only doing marketing.’ However, given Brown’s past history Wine.Pop will surely be crippled, while Aaron Trimmer Brown is in any way involved.

Click through to read more at the Jim’s Loire blog.