As the year draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect and revisit the most influential news stories of the year. It’s no longer a matter of opinion as to what stories attracted the most attention from readers; thanks to web analytics we can accurately gauge the most popular articles based on page views.
Not surprisingly, stories related to Interbike venue and dates ranked high. Hot news items such as the auction of Titus to a U.K.-based Internet retailer and the integration of the Gary Fisher line into the Trek line garnered eyeballs. However, top honors went to Phil Wood, whose lasting legacy on the industry was reflected in the number of page views upon his death.
Here’s the top 20 countdown of most-read web stories on www.bicycleretailer.com of 2010, starting with No. 1.
What was your top story of 2010?