AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong looks like he's retiring once again, dubbing this one "Retirement 2.0," according to the Associated Press.
"Never say never," Armstrong told the AP on Tuesday about mounting another comeback, but then quickly added, "Just kidding."
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has added Arizona to Jason Losey’s sales territory.
CAMARILLO, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has added retail-industry veterans Bill Duprey and Jim Rayburn to the SmartEtailing client services staff that assists and advises the company’s clients to help them achieve optimum results.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—BMC has hired Karim Pine as general manager of its U.S. subsidiary.
Pine, who most recently worked as marketing director for Cadence Cycling and Multisport, replaces Fabio Selvig.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has hired Altino Lourenco as its marketing coordinator for France, Spain and Portugal.
ANTWERP, Belgium (BRAIN)—Lazer Sport has hired three new staff members at its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has appointed Erik DeKold as its custom sales director. This change redirects DeKold's focus from IBD sales management to custom team, club and shop sales and department management.
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Products Suppliers Association has hired Ray Keener as its part-time executive marketing director.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jeff Schneider has joined Giant Bicycle as global gear marketing manager.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun has hired Casey Otley as its chief financial officer.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products recently honored the top commuters among its Q-central warehouse staff of 480 for seeking means of getting to work beyond the single occupancy vehicle commute.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SOAR Communications has hired Alex Strickland as an account executive.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has appointed Phil Tinstman to the position of Masi brand manager.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear's founder Brent Martin will return as brand ambassador and Canadian sales manager.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has changed its U.S. bicycle sales structure, adding two new regional managers. The new structure streamlines the previous three-region management system into just East and West regions.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has promoted Jason West to vice president of retail sales and aftermarket product, and will be part of the SRAM senior management team.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Dave Pelletier as a sales representative in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles has hired three new employees at their Vancouver, British Columbia, headquarters.
FRANKLIN, TN (BRAIN)—Michael “Mike” Melton, 61, the builder and designer of bikes ridden by the successful 1984 and 1988 Olympic teams, died in his sleep last Thursday.