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Posted January 7, 2008

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo North America and its long time general manager, Richard Storino, parted ways last week. And Campagnolo is in the midst of reorganizing its North American Office.

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Posted January 4, 2008

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—With blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and many other social media and social networks gaining ground as influential channels of communication, particularly among younger demographics, social media strategies have become an integral part of public relations campaigns.

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Posted January 4, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

CUPERTINO, CA—Perhaps no one knew mountain biking pioneer John Finley Scott better than longtime friend Vance Sprock.

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Posted January 2, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle employees returning from the New Year’s holiday were stunned and saddened to learn of the sudden heart-related death on December 30 of account executive Louis Ledesma.

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Posted December 27, 2007

SAKAI, JAPAN (BRAIN)—Longtime Shimano employee Keiichi Hirobe passed away on Nov. 18, 2007. He was 74. A man that had always admitted to having a sweet tooth, he finally lost his lifelong battle against diabetes.

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Posted December 20, 2007

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.

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Posted December 17, 2007

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.

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Posted December 16, 2007

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.

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Posted December 14, 2007

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.

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Posted December 13, 2007

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—The BMX world lost one of its finest promoters this week when Scott Snook succumb to a long illness.

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Posted December 13, 2007

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?

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Posted December 12, 2007

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.

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Posted December 6, 2007

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has hired Amy Luther as its national program coordinator.

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Posted December 6, 2007

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.

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Posted December 5, 2007

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

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Posted December 2, 2007

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.

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Posted November 28, 2007

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.

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Posted November 27, 2007

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died of an apparent heart attack last Friday at his home in Avon, Colorado.

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Posted November 27, 2007

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.

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Posted November 19, 2007

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.

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