History

1989

Bicycle repairs and sale of parts in a garage owned by CEO Dragomir Kouzov at the dawn of democracy in  Bulgaria.

 

1998

The first two models of DRAG bicycles are launched: DRAG Ontario and DRAG Grizzly, both of which came to enjoy international popularity.

2000

DRAG bicycles are launched on the international market.

2002

Mass production of 18 models under the DRAG brand and participation in the first international bike fair in Kö ln, Germany.

2003

By this time the company is already producing 34 models of bikes on sale in Europe, UAE, and Turkey.
Back home in Bulgaria Radoslav Konstantinov wins a leg of the Tour of Bulgaria with his DRAG Master.

2004

Velomania, manufacturer of DRAG, is co-founder of the Association of Bulgarian Bicycle Producers (ABBP) which later becomes a member of COLIBI.
First DRAG bike shop opens in Sofia.

2005

Svetoslav Chanliev wins the Tour of Turkey and becomes Bulgarian champion with DRAG Master Team.

2007

Opening of flagship cycle store in Sofia under the DRAGZONE brand.
Ivailo Gabrovski becomes champion of Bulgaria, wins the Tour of Turkey and comes 5th in the Tour of Marocco with DRAG Izoard.
DRAG Expert becomes the bike of choice for the Italian rangers and is still used by them.

2008

The Ukrainian national women’s track team – Svetlana Galyuk, Lesya Kalitovska and Lyubov Shulika – wins bronze in the team pursuit at the Melbourne World Cup with DRAG Bluebird.

2009

DRAG starts working with SR Suntour and Sanyo to produce electric bikes.
DRAG with its own stand at the world’s largest bike fair, Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Lyubov Shulika wins the World Cup sprint with DRAG Bluebird in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2010

Gold medal for e-bike DRAG E-Motion at the International Plovdiv Fair. Hannah Solovey of Ukraine wins Gold at the European Cup in Turkey and gold at the Road Racing World Cup with DRAG Bluebird. Lyubov Shulika of Ukraine wins Bronze at the European Track Cycling Championship.

2011

Lyubov Shulika wins Gold in at the Track World Cup in Beijing.
Lyubov Shulika becomes European track sprint champion on DRAG Bluebird.

2012

Ukrainian national team ride DRAG Bluebird in the track events at London 2012 Olympics.
Lithuanian national team start riding DRAG Bluebird for road and track events.
Bulgaria’s best track cyclist, Miroslav Minchev, moves over to DRAG Bluebird.

2013

Hannah Solovey wins gold at the European Road Cycling Championships. Miroslav Minchev breaks BG track record with DRAG Bluebird. Olena Demydova wins Bronze at the World Road Racing Championships. Svajunas Jonauskas – world track champion with DRAG Bluebird. DRAG opens its first bike store abroad – DragZone Bucharest. Korean national team starts racing with DRAG Bluebird

2014

DRAG Bicycles becomes official supplier of UEC.  Ivo Oliveira, Portugal – World and European track champion for season 2014. DRAG Bicycles revives the classic Vitosha Uphill road race. First Bulgarian fatbike DRAG Tundra is launched. Korean Hiyejin Lee wins silver in Women’s Sprint with DRAG Bluebird at the Asian Games.

2015

Martigues SC DRAG Bicycles (pictured) is the new name of the French Martigues road racing team with an 80 year history. DRAG Bicycles becomes official sponsor of Coupe de France road cycling cup and official partner of the French ACCDN-ROCC Tour. Korean Huyjin Lee wins Team Sprint, women at the 35th Elite Asian Track Championships.

2016

DRAG Bicycles is official sponsor of Coupe de France road cycling cup for a second year – Division 2 and 3 and Women’s division. DRAG Bicycles continues its successful partnership with UEC (European Cycling Union) as official bicycle supplier.

2017

Tusnad Cycling Team become Tusnad DRAG Cycling Team after the company signs a 3-year sponsorship contract with the Continental racing team from Romania. Team Féminin Languedoc Roussillon Le Boulou begin racing with DRAG Bluebird.

2017

DRAG’s CEO honoured with UCI position.
In what is a big recognition for the DRAG brand and the Bulgarian cycling community as a whole, Dragomir Kouzov, CEO of DRAG, was named a member of the UCI Equipment Commission (Union Cycliste Internationale) on November 9 in a letter from the President of the UCI, David Lappartient.

2018

We are pleased to announce the 3 year partnership of DRAG and COX components with GSC Blagnac Vélo Sport 31.

The French Division 1 team is based in the town of Blagnac in the Midi-Pyrenean region. Founded in 1897, the team had an exceptional 2017 season, winning the title of French Champion with Flavien Maurelet.

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