Local distributor Omnico has been doubly honoured by Dorel Sports: it has been recognised as Dorel Sports’ International Distributor of the Year and for Continued Excellence in 2016.

Several key performance indicators contributed to its International Distributor of the Year award, including its year-on-year growth, local marketing activity and initiatives, extensive model ranges and number of dealers.

Dorel Sports works with 123 distributors in 80 countries.

Omnico also received an award for Continued Excellence in 2016 for work done on the Cannondale brand. “The new Scalpel Si especially has been a game changer and sales of this model in South Africa are unprecedented,” Omnico says in a statement.

“It provides the South African XC/Marathon racer the perfect package in terms of specs, pricing and graphics,” continues Alan Hodson, MD of Omnico, which has been distributing the brand for approximately 10 years. “Most important of all is the incomparable ride of this bike. We have been absolutely blown away by the response of the South African cyclist to these bikes. I have no doubt that it’s currently the bestselling dual suspension bike in the country.”

Omnico also distributes Bell, Cadence, Chaoyang, D’Arcs, Giro, GoPro, GT, Red-E, Ryder and Stages Cycling in South Africa.