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Posted May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Cyclist Floyd Landis, who lost his Tour de France title after a positive drug test, has admitted systematic doping and accused fellow American Lance Armstrong of doing the same, two reports said Thursday.

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Posted May 19, 2010

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Mike McGinn is one of a kind. He’s mayor of Seattle, a city of more than 600,000 with another 1.4 million people living nearby—on islands, across bridges and on houseboats.

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Posted May 17, 2010

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—With the transfer of Swobo business and logistics to Santa Cruz Bicycles completed, Sky Yaeger has sold her minority shares and left Swobo. Yaeger worked with Santa Cruz management for the past three months to insure a smooth transition of the business.

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Posted May 12, 2010

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox has hired a former Nike general manager, Paul Fidrych, as its chief marketing officer.

The new CMO role has been created to expand the company’s marketing support for its powered sports, off-road and mountain bike business.

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Posted May 2, 2010

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Patrick Piller for their newly created position of bike sales manager.

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Posted April 28, 2010

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Pat Hus has been hired by Easton Bell Sports and will serve as the company’s director of sales for specialty retail channel.

Hus most recently served as CEO of Titus Cycles in Tempe, Arizona. Hus left the company in January to explore new opportunities.

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Posted April 27, 2010

REICHSHOF, Germany (BRAIN)— Ralf Bohle, founder of Ralf Bohle GmbH and the tire brand Schwalbe, passed away last Sunday in Bergneustadt, Germany, after battling a long illness. He was 75 years old.

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Posted April 26, 2010

FAIRFIELD, CA (BRAIN)—Tom Milton, the man behind the Selle An-Atomica road saddle, died on Sunday while riding the Devil Mountain Double century in the Bay Area. Milton was 56 years old.

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Posted April 25, 2010

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Derrick Lewis has joined Rapha as its N.A. strategic account manager.

Most recently the euro brands sales manager at QBP, Lewis will bring a solid experience of working with some of the best retailers in the industry to help Rapha continue to expand in North America.

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Posted April 21, 2010

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—True Communications has hired longtime journalist and avid cyclist Paul Tolme as its senior account manager. He will be responsible for the Focus Bicycles USA and Gates Carbon Drive systems accounts.

True's other industry clients include Castelli, Easton and Giro.

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Posted April 21, 2010

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun & Co has two new senior additions to its sales team with Jeff Dean as director of specialty sales and Scott Schilter as manager of run/tri/outdoors.

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Posted April 20, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Advanced Exercise, Inc. to represent its family of brands, Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer, Oval and Terry in Florida.

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Posted April 20, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Adam Little, team manager for the Subaru Gary Fisher Road Cycling Team, from Charlotte, NC, was killed while commuting to work on March 17, 2010.

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Posted April 19, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bruno Maier, who joined the Bikes Belong staff in June 2009 as membership and development director, has been promoted to vice president.

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Posted April 16, 2010

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima has expanded its sales rep force with the additions of three new outside sales reps. New additions include Pat Mahoney, Bill Potter and Mike Lifshotz.

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Posted April 15, 2010

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis has been named president of the newly formed Serotta Sport, which will act as the exclusive North American distributor for Serotta custom bicycles. Mavis was co-founder of Pearl Izumi and later president of Sugoi Performance Apparel.

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Posted April 12, 2010

HIGHLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team member Jorge Alvarado was struck and killed last Thursday evening in San Bernardino County by a teenager who was racing his car, according to local sheriff's officials.

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Posted April 12, 2010

MADONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Vittoria S.p.A. continues to shape its international expansion as it has appointed Ralph Prins to area sales manager of Benelux.

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Posted April 8, 2010

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Giro Bike has named Dain Zaffke as its new brand manager. He starts on April 14.

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Posted April 8, 2010

GOODYEAR, AZ (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Bill Fields is recovering from viral encephalitis.

According to his wife Jennifer Fawcett, Fields will be in the hospital about another week and then go through acute rehabilitation.

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