Commencal is Hiring

Commencal is Hiring

This new position is based in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, and you will be working closely with the Commencal USA Manager and European Managers.

Commencal

COMPANY OVERVIEW

The company COMESPORT SA was founded in 2000 in Andorra. It is responsible for the development and distribution of the Andorran mountain bike brand COMMENCAL in Europe and around the world, directly from its online platformcommencal.com/ and via specific retailers and distributors. Since the beginning, we have grown a strong brand identity and the driving line is always maintained – enjoy the ride, performance and unique design. After a successful opening of our branch in California (COMMENCAL USA), we will be opening a second branch in British Columbia, (COMMENCAL Canada).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Strategize, prospect and cultivate new partnerships with businesses to help develop brand awareness.
• Plan and manage E-Marketing and Communication operations.
• Measure and report the impact of the commercial and marketing actions.
• Coordinate the processes of sales and shipping with the concerned interlocutors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and QUALITIES REQUIRED:

• Previous experience in cycling industry preferred.
• Customer service skills necessary.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Frequent travelling a must.
• Available as soon as possible.

If that sounds like you, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]


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Valverde, Movistar Team and Spain winners of 2015 UCI WorldTour as Nibali triumphs in Il Lombardia

Valverde, Movistar Team and Spain winners of 2015 UCI WorldTour as Nibali triumphs in Il Lombardia

Astana
Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour of Lombardia

For the second year running and fourth time in his career, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) has been confirmed as the winner of the UCI WorldTour’s individual classification, with Movistar Team repeating their 2013 and 2014 triumph in the teams ranking and Spain, once again, classified as the WorldTour’s top nation.

Mathematically, Valverde’s overall advantage was such he could not be beaten in the WorldTour prior to Sunday’s last round, Il Lombardia, which was taken with a spectacular solo triumph by Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team). But Valverde nonetheless added to his already considerable points total by placing fourth in the Italian Monument Classic behind Dani Moreno (Team Katusha) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), yet another indication of the Spaniard’s considerable consistency throughout the season. In the UCI WorldTour alone, Valverde has taken three stages and second overall in the Volta a Catalunya, won the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, finished second in the Amstel Gold Race, third in the Tour de France, third in the Clasica San Sebastian, seventh and a stage win in La Vuelta and ninth in the Criterium du Dauphine. Now 35 and a professional since 2002, there is clearly no stopping Valverde yet.

Meanwhile the 245 kilometre, very hilly Il Lombardia Monument was captured by Nibali after his Astana Pro Teamdominated the entire race, right down to the Italian’s own courageous, race-winning, solo downhill attack off the second last climb of the Civiglio.

Having shredded the field on the ultra-steep Muro di Sormano climb, Astana’s Diego Rosa and Mikel Landa chased down the final two breakaways from an earlier move, Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) and Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) by the foot of the Civiliglio. A fascinating game of cat and mouse ensued in the lead group of seven riders, where Nibali and Rosa traded attacks with the other favourites. But the stalemate was finally broken when Nibali stormed away on the fast, technical descent.

Having garnered 25 seconds on the chase group at the foot of the descent, Nibali then concentrated on further opening up his advantage. A counter-move by Moreno on the San Fermo della Battaglia came within 11 seconds of the Italian, but on the fast, final drop into Como, it was clear that Nibali would stay away for victory. In the process, Nibali has become the first Italian winner of a ‘Monument’ since Damiano Cunego took Il Lombardia in 2008.

“My team worked so hard on the ascents and keeping in the breaks I couldn’t let them down, I had to go for the win” a delighted Nibali said afterwards. “I tried it twice on the Civiglio but the other teams wouldn’t let me go and I realised I’d have to try something different. Then on the descent it worked out.”

“I got this victory, but it wouldn’t have happened without all that hard work by my squad beforehand. It was not easy, but we did not give up, and it all paid off in the end.”

In the UCI WorldTour individual ranking, Valverde ends the season with 675 points, over 200 points clear of Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha) in second place with 474 points, whilst Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) in third with 457 points.

Overall there were few significant changes, although Pinot has soared at the last minute into the top ten thanks to his podium finish in Il Lombardia, moving from 17th into tenth place overall with 319 points.

In the WorldTour teams ranking, Movistar Team maintained their slender advantage over Katusha to claim the win for a third straight year. The Spanish squad ended the season with 1619 points, 13 more than Team Katusha’s total of 1606. Team Sky completed the 2015 UCI WorldTour teams classification podium, in third place with 1,378 points. The only change in the entire ranking post Il Lombardia was for Astana, whose first and fifth place in Il Lombardia (the latter with Diego Rosa) puts them into fifth place in the teams ranking, one spot ahead of BMC Racing Team, who drop to sixth.

The biggest changes have come in the UCI WorldTour nations ranking. Spain’s overall domination was clear even before Sunday’s race, with a post Il Lombardia final total of 1945 points. But thanks to their collective performance in “The Race of the Falling Leaves,” as Il Lombardia is knonw, Italy have shot upwards from fourth into second place with 1106 points, with Colombia narrowly beaten into third, with 1099 points and Great Britain settling for fourth with 1041 points. France, too, have made a last-minute gain, moving up a spot into sixth place with 881 points, ahead of The Netherlands with 848 points. As for Australia, the first leaders of the classification back in January, they finally finished eighth, with 777 points.

The 2015 UCI WorldTour thus draws to a close, but the 2016 season is fast approaching, too. Check back next January 19th – a little over three months away – when the curtain goes up on the UCI WorldTour at the Santos Tour Down Under, for another spectacular season of top-level racing.

UCI Cycle-ball World Cup: Germans dominate after a day of surprises in St Gall

UCI Cycle-ball World Cup: Germans dominate after a day of surprises in St Gall

RS Altdorf v RMC Stein
RS Altdorf v RMC Stein

The seventh round of the 2015 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup in St Gall, Switzerland, on Saturday was dominated by the Germans.

The expected battle in the final between World Champions RC Höchst I (Patrick Schnetzer – Markus Bröll) and the silver medallists from the 2014 UCI World Championships RS Altdorf (Roman Schneider – Dominik Planzer), was not to be.

Instead, the Swiss Champions RS Altdorf found themselves up against a surprising and very strong German team RMC Stein. The 25-year-old cousins put on a brilliant performance to take their first victory in a UCI World Cup round, winning the final against the Swiss 4:3. The Germans prevented RS Altdorf, winners five times in St Gall in the past, from getting closer to the record of Swiss cycle-ball legend Paul Oberhänsli, who recorded seven victories in the world’s oldest cycle-ball tournament between 1975 and 1984. It is worth noting that in this 69th edition, the victory returned to Germany for the first time since 2004.

The German triumph was completed with the third place of Andre and Manuel Kopp (RV Obernfeld) who are now wearing the World Cup leader jersey for the first time in their career. The German duo took a clear 8:2 win against Swiss team RMV Pfungen (Benjamin and Severin Waibel), who were competing in the semi-finals for the first time in their career after an upset win (8:6) over RC Höchst I in the preliminary round.

RC Höchst I finally took fifth place after their 10:7 victory over Czech team SC Svitavka (Pavel Loskot – Jiri Hrdlicka). With the presence of newcomers UC Benicarlo (Florencio Monge – Marcel Chaves), at the bottom of the table in St Gall, Spain becomes the 21st participating country in the history of the UCI Cycle-ball World Cup.

With 160 ranking points, RV Obernfeld is the new World Cup leader. The 8th and last tournament before the Final will be held in Höchst, Austria, on  October 24.

UCI Cycle-ball World Cup: 2014 World Champions and silver medallists in St Gall

UCI Cycle-ball World Cup: 2014 World Champions and silver medallists in St Gall

2014 UCI Cycle-ball World Championships: RC Höscht 1 v RS Altdorf
2014 UCI Cycle-ball World Championships: RC Höscht 1 v RS Altdorf

The seventh tournament of the 2015 UCI Cycle-ball World Cup will take place on Saturday in St Gall, Switzerland. First held in 1945, the Swiss event celebrates its 69th edition this weekend, making it the oldest cycle-ball tournament in the world. It has been part of the World Cup series since 2004.

Ten teams from six nations will compete at St Gallen‘s Athletic Centre. The favourites are reigning World Champions Patrick Schnetzer and Markus Bröll from RC Höchst I (Austria), winners of the tournaments in Denkendorf and Svitavka, and last year’s World Championship finalists Dominik Planzer and Roman Schneider from RS Altdorf (Switzerland), winners of the tournament in Krofdorf. Their strongest competition will come from Germany with the teams RVS Obernfeld (Andre and Manuel Kopp) and RMC Stein (Gerhard and Bernd Mlady). The Belgians from SNA Gent (Peter Martens – Christophe Baudu) and the Austrians from RV Dornbirn (Jürgen Türtscher – Martin Lingg) will play their fourth and last tournament of 2015.

The Czechs from SC Svitavka (Jiri Hrdlicka – Pavel Loskot), winners in Tokyo, are under pressure as they must reach at least rank 5 if they want to overtake their compatriots from TJ Favorit Brno (Pavel Smid – Petr Skotak) in the overall ranking. Switzerland will have another two teams playing in its home tournament: the young brothers from RMV Pfungen (Severin and Benjamin Waibel) as well as RMV Mosnang (Lukas Schönenberger with his new partner Rafael Wohlgensinger).

Saturday’s competition will also see the participation of Spanish team UC Benicarlo (Florencio Monge – Marcel Chaves), which won the group B competition of the 2014 World Championships in Brno (CZE).

With the absence this weekend of UCI World Cup leaders RC Höchst II (Simon König – Florian Fischer) the leader’s jersey could change hands in St. Gallen: RVS Obernfeld are in with a chance of claiming the jersey from the Austrian team.