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Outside Interactive appoints Daniel Benson as editor in chief of VeloNews

Published February 8, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews has appointed Daniel Benson as its new editor-In-chief. As the previous cditor-In-chief at, Benson brings a background rich in cycling storytelling and over two decades of global media experience, the title said. VeloNews is owned by Outside Interactive, which also owns BRAIN.

Benson will be responsible for running VeloNews' global editorial team, commissioning content, enhancing WorldTour coverage, and expanding stories into new fields and disciplines. Benson succeeds Fred Dreier, who was editor-In-chief of VeloNews from 2016 to 2021, and who is now part of the editorial team at Outside magazine and Outside Online.

“VeloNews has a rich and unrivaled 50-year history within the cycling industry. The publication has played a huge part in cycling media, not just in the United States, but all over the world, so it's a great honor to be joining such an incredibly talented and passionate editorial team,” said Benson. “I'm looking forward to helping the brand deliver on its continued success while trying to fill some big shoes that Fred Dreier left behind.”

Throughout his cycling journalism career, Benson reported from a dozen Tour de France events, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, spring classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. While at CyclingNews, Benson ran the global editorial team and helped the brand establish itself as a leading website for professional road race coverage.

As Editor-In-Chief, Benson joins Brad Roe of Peloton Magazine and editorial director of Outside’s Cycling Group, along with CyclingTips founder Wade Wallace and CyclingTips editor in chief Caley Fretz.

"With all three publications under the Outside umbrella, members are receiving the most comprehensive collection of cycling news and memberships globally," the company said. 

Karl Burkat, the VP/GM of the Cycling/Tri Group at Outside Interactive, said, “Daniel’s expertise will remarkably benefit our cycling titles and their audiences.

As we continue to deliver stories that resonate with our readers, I’m confident Daniel’s background in sports journalism, paired with his personal passion for cycling, will take our coverage to the next level and provide our readers with the news, inspiration, and resources they need to fuel their rides.” 

All VeloNews subscribers now receive access to Peloton Magazine. Cycling fans can read free versions of VeloNews and Peloton Magazine online, or sign up for Outside+ to receive print copies and additional membership perks.

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