Potential takeover group emerges for troubled Mavic

The Mavic neutral motorbike is a crucial component to the running of Roubaix
A Mavic neutral service moto at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Troubled bicycle wheel manufacturer Mavic may have a saviour in the form of business lawyer Didier Poulmaire, who is heading up a takeover project which includes a group of industry experts and two former professional riders.

Mavic, which was created in 1889 and employs 250 people worldwide, was placed into receivership earlier this month after apparently being sold to Californian investment fund Regent LP.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix