LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis won't be able to compete in France until 2009, according to the French Anti-Doping Agency, regardless of how his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport ends up.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has banned him from competition until January 2009.
PLEASANT HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The man who helped create NORBA (National Off-Road Bicycle Association), John "Mountain Jack" Ingram, passed away recently after a long bout with an illness.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer and Giant for Women Ride Society leader Tara Llanes will be featured on the television program “Access Hollywood.”
The segment about Llanes is scheduled to air on the nationally-syndicated television show on Wednesday, December 26.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Paul Damato has been hired to SRAM’s Marketing and Communication Department as its new North American technical marketing specialist for road products.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—The BMX world lost one of its finest promoters this week when Scott Snook succumb to a long illness.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer was fortunate enough to catch up with the iconic Joe Breeze, asking him a few questions on his relationship with mountain biking pioneer John Finley Scott, who was murdered at age 72 last year.
BRAIN: How did you first get to know Scott?
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Minnesotans fancy themselves a hearty lot. But as the winter sun sets on the Twin Cities and temperatures drop into the single digits, even the most staunchly dedicated bicycle commuters take to the frozen streets in their heated four-wheeled machines for the trip home.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has hired Amy Luther as its national program coordinator.
SEYMOUT, CT (BRAIN)—Thule has hired Timothy Makris as vice president of product development.
Makris will be responsible for overseeing the product development, engineering and quality departments. Makris will report to president Fred Clark.
NORRISTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour (PCT) has named Robin Zellner and Andrea Bialick, two veteran cycling experts, as the technical directors for its 2008 Pennsylvania races—the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling and the all-new U-25 American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania, presented by Highmark Health
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Sapa Profiles, a global leader in the aluminum extrusion industry, has appointed Pilar Calderin to manage all bike frame operations.
Calderin will be responsible for planning, production and project management.
GAINESVILLE, FL (BRAIN)—You might not drink it as your hydration liquid of choice on your rides now, but there once was a time when Gatorade was all that existed when it came to replacing lost carbohydrates and electrolytes.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died of an apparent heart attack last Friday at his home in Avon, Colorado.
SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Ever since Alan Goldsmith sold Supergo to Performance in 2002, anticipating his future plans has been an industry-wide guessing game. Seeing him walk the floors at Eurobike, Taipei and Las Vegas was enough to start tongues wagging.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not every day that the 39th President, who by the way is over 80 years old, shucks his running routine in favor of riding, and in particular, a Specialized Globe.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Engin Yeselyemis to its U.S. bicycle group.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has launched its first outside representative in the country to represent the brand in the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 hired Mike Fowler as its new chief operating officer.
NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau USA has hired Bernard Desrochers as its new brand/product manager.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale hired Joanne Sessler as its new general manager of apparel, footwear and accessories.
Sessler takes over for Phillip Sporidis, who left the company to spend more time with his family.