BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ben Delaney, long-time editor of VeloNews, has resigned and Competitor Group, Inc., the magazine’s owner, has begun a search for a replacement, said Bouker Pool, CGI’s senior vice president of marketing.
Delaney, now in France, will lead the magazine’s coverage of the Tour de France and will officially leave the magazine at the end of July. Delaney told CGI last week that he would be leaving after the Tour.
Pool praised Delaney’s leadership over the past seven years noting that he has led the magazine through numerous transitions including the latest move to redesign VeloNews and change its name to Velo. “Ben’s held an important post and has led a world class brand. We’ll miss him,” Pool said.
Pool added that Delaney had an opportunity to leave so he could spend more time with his family. As for a replacement, Pool said, “It’s too soon for us to say, but it won’t be easy to replace him. We intend to look far and wide both internally and externally to find the right person to replace him,” he said.