Further evidence of the importance of cycling as an expanding sports category has come with news that UK brands giant Pentland has bought the Scotland-based Endura cycle clothing and accessories label.
Amazon's announcement of plans to build a $5 billion second headquarters in North America has kicked off a competition between cities and states to offer tax cuts and incentives that could bring 50,000 new jobs.
French snowsports firm Rossignol is to buy US-based Felt Bicycles that has annual sales of more than $60m, the company said on Friday. It reflects a growth trend in the cycling sector that is also impacting fashion.
France's women's rights minister faced growing criticism on Thursday, including calls on social media to resign, after comparing women who wear the Muslim headscarf and veil to "negroes who supported slavery".