BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Wednesday May 2 2012 9:00 AM MT—Competitor Group Inc. on Wednesday announced new editorial hires for its Velo magazine and VeloNews.com.
Chris Case has been named managing editor of the magazine, taking over from Brian Holcombe, who has been promoted to editor of VeloNews.com. Velo also has hired Matthew Beaudin as a staff reporter for Velo and VeloNews.com
Case comes to CGI from Trail & Timberline, the quarterly magazine of the Colorado Mountain Club. He also recently co-authored a book on the history of Colorado Mountains and mountaineers. He sits on the Board of Directors for the American Cycling Association, the affiliate of USA Cycling in the state of Colorado, and earlier this year earned silver medals at both the national and world masters cyclocross championships.
Beaudin served as the editor of The Telluride Daily Planet for the past five years. He is also an avid bicycle racer, most often in the single-speed cross-country category.
Holcombe began contributing to Velo in June 2009 and joined the company as a staff reporter in February 2010. He has covered races all over the world, including the Tour de France, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Tirreno-Adriatico, as well as the U.S. cyclocross and road national championships. A Cat 2 cyclocross racer and a Cat 3 roadie, Holcombe is also nearing completion of a Masters degree in digital media management at the University of Denver.