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Llanes Will Be on Access Hollywood

Published 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.

A former X-games and U.S. National Champion and a World Cup medalist, Llanes has been a fixture on the MTB racing scene for many years. She was seriously injured in a crash during the Jeep King of the Mountain finale at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado on September 1, 2007.

Llanes was airlifted to a hospital in Denver where she underwent seven hours of surgery to her damaged spinal cord. For the past two months, she’s been recovering and undergoing rehabilitation therapy at the Craig Hospital in Denver.

In early December, “Access Hollywood” reporter Maria Menounos interviewed Llanes about her accident and a camera crew followed her through a day of her grueling therapy. The segment about Llanes will be part of a series of inspirational stories presented during Christmas week on “Access Hollywood.”

A list of television stations around the United States that broadcast “Access Hollywood” can be found at:

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