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AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) Feb 3, 15:35 MT — A two-year investigation into alleged doping activity by Lance Armstrong has ended without charges, U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. announced Friday in a press release.

Shift Active Media to represent Giro organizer • New Belgium Urban Assault Ride releases 2012 schedule • Angel Fire to host 2013-2014 gravity nats • Wade Simmons signs with Race Face

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) Feb 3 — Lifeboat Events said Thursday that it will merge Urban PressCamp, originally scheduled for March 17-19 in Washington, D.C., with the broader media gathering it organizes in the summer called PressCamp.

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TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) Feb 2, 10:51 MT —American Classic, starting its 30th year in business this year, is sponsoring and sup

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Kirsten Frattini takes helm at Canadian Cycling • Cane Creek names David K. Hall director of operations • Tour of Utah announces 2012 stages • Syncros sponsors Geoff Kabush and Scott-3Rox team


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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) Feb 1, 18:17 MT —Buoyed by mild winter weather that extended their selling seasons, independent bike dealers rang out 2011 with a bang as December sales surged 13 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) Feb 2, 00:21 MT—Germany’s Ghost bikes will be sold in North America for the first time through an exclusive agreement with Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Canadian retailer announced on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) Feb 1, 13:58 MT—The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L.

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NuVinci Harmony wins Dutch innovation award • BOX Components and DK Bicycles team up to sponsor Marc Willers • Saris organizes bicycle poster contest • Saris organizes bicycle poster contest • Tifosi Optics names new director of marketing • Cane Creek dealer program promotes advocacy • BH is the official bike at

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) Feb 1, 1:10 MT —Rolf Prima has bolstered its outside sales force, adding a half-dozen new independent reps.

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HELSINKI, Finland (BRAIN) Jan 31, 14:32 MT— Mavic ended 2011 up 14 percent in sales, following fourth quarter growth of 17 percent, according to earnings released Tuesday by its parent company Amer Sports.

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EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 31, 14:06 MT—Devin Walton is joining ACT Lab as global logistics manager. Walton’s first assignment is to coordinate and optimize ACT's Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) between the U.S. and China test facilities.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 31, 12:25 MT—At age 81, Merida founder Ike Tseng passed away Monday. Tseng founded Merida Industry Co. Ltd. in September 1972 and became an icon of the international bicycle industry.

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WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN) Jan 31, 11:00 MT— Trek Bicycle said Tuesday that it will pull out of the Eurobike trade show this year in lieu of hosting its own retailer-focused Trek World Europe in mid-July in Frankfurt, Germany.

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) Jan 30, 17:17 MT—Dahon North America has released a revised pricing structure that lowers the dealer cost and suggested retail on seven models. The price reductions are by about 15 percent.

ETRA announces new staff for Danish, French members • Polar Bottle expands sales and production staff • Greenville to host Para-Cycling worlds • Lezyne sponsors Specialized-lululemon team • Litespeed-sponsored athlete to ride two continents for cause

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) Jan 30, 17:01 MT— Cycling Sports Group, the Dorel Industries division that oversees Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Sugoi and Mongoose, has confirmed it will display at the 2012 PressCamp and DealerCamp.

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