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Greg LeMond joins the board of Pennsylvania's Velodrome Development Foundation

Published February 1, 2018

READING, Pa. (BRAIN) — Greg LeMond has been named honorary chairman of the board of directors of the Velodrome Development Foundation, which is supporting the proposed construction of the National Velodrome at Albright College, a $25 million multipurpose cycling and events center and headquarters of the World Cycling League.

VDF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation run by community and sports leaders to support velodrome development and drive public and collegiate programming initiatives.

LeMond will also serve as special advisor to the World Cycling League, principal developers of the velodrome and architects of TeamTrak, a new track racing format.

"I am very excited to play an active role in this project," LeMond said. "I've always understood how important track racing and indoor velodromes are to developing world-class cyclists. Plus WCL's TeamTrak format is a much-needed and exciting way to showcase top male and female track racers and create new interest in the sport."

LeMond also stressed the importance of the velodrome's connection to Albright College. "Albright is smart to recognize the value of this facility, not only to develop a nationally ranked collegiate team but also for the unique curriculum opportunities for product development, sports medicine, and sports event management, to name a few. I look forward to exploring these ideas with the college," he said.

Lex McMillan, the president of the Velodrome Development Foundation and president emeritus of Albright College, said, "Greg LeMond is a huge asset to our foundation, both for his innovative ideas and for his connections to many more donors and investors in the velodrome project from the greater cycling community. We are delighted and deeply grateful that he has agreed to join us."

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