I think you are reading too much into other stories
It has changed hands, and a lot of staff are leaving per this August 9 story
Staffers Leave After Hachette Moves Cycle World Under Jumpstart Auto Group
By Alex Alvarez on Aug 09, 2010 01:01 PM
More movin' and shakin' going on at Hachette: The company is moving Cycle World magazine under the umbrella of its Jumpstart Automative Group, which also includes Car and Driver, Road & Track, and ten other auto-related titles.. The group will oversee all the operations of the title, including the magazine's print and digital ad sales.
Chief brand officer Larry Little will be leaving the company as a result of the change. Senior-level marketing executive Andrew Leisner will take over the role, and will oversee sales and revenue strategies for Cycle World, Folio: reports.
Cycle World's vice president and brand publisher Paul Labella, as well as others at the magazine, are also leaving due to the change.