It is with great sadness that we make this announcement. Yesterday on Wednesday April 18th, 2018 we lost what might have been the greatest visionary innovator in the history of cycling. Andy Rihs, the co founder of a company called Phonak made his fortune in the hearing aid business and invested heavily into his passion, Cycling. In the year 2000 Andy took over the reins of a little swiss bicycle company called BMC, it was his vision to turn his brand into the Porsche of bicycles. Andy's vision came to fruition over the years with BMC continually setting the bar for the industry standard of high performance bicycle frame innovation, design, and integrity. Andy wasn't just into building an amazing brand, the swiss entreprenuer was a massive supporter of professional cycling, and invested heavily in fully funding his own team for the previous 18 years from Phonak through to BMC Professional Cycling Team. 75 year old Rihs passed yesterday at a hospital in Zurich, surrounded by his Family. We truly appreciate all that Andy did for this sport. RIP Mr Rihs.
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