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“Cheetah” Plays to Sold Out Audience in Harlem

February 17, 2014
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“Cheetah” Plays to Sold Out Audience in Harlem

New York, NY – By Jen Benepe – February 17, 2014 A documentary about Nelson Vails, the first African-American to ever win a medal at the Olympics in track cycling played on Saturday to a sold-out audience. The film, “Cheetah” which documents the rise of Vails from his Harlem, NY, hometown to track racing fame...
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Germans Triumph by One Lap at Hollywood Championship

October 15, 2013
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Germans Triumph by One Lap at Hollywood Championship

The Germans Leif Lampater and Christian Grasmann won the final Madison on Sunday night at the Hollywood Championship Cycling event by adding an extra lap to their total count. The USA Team of champions Bobby Lea and Jackie Simes had been in the lead when the Germans went off the front with 11 laps...
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California wins Madison, Germany Leads at Half Six Day Race

October 13, 2013
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October 12, 2013–By Jen Benepe Day 2 of the Hollywood Half-Six Day Track Event Features Aggressive Riding The two riders in Team California, Guy East and Daniel Holloway took the final sprint to the line in the final Madison at today’s Hollywood Championship Cycling event. Leif Lampater and Christian Grasmann of Team Germany however...
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Cyclists International to Air Six Day Track Cycling Event on Sunday

October 11, 2013
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Cyclists International to Air Six Day Track Cycling Event on Sunday

This Sunday Cyclists International will host a simulcast of the first half-Six Day to take place in the United States for decades. Airing from Carson, CA., the event will feature world and Olympic champions from around the world. The simulcast will take place from 7:15 PM to 11:15 PM on Sunday, which is 10:15...
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Olympian Nelson Vails to Host VIP Area at Hollywood Cycling Event

October 11, 2013
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Olympian Nelson Vails to Host VIP Area at Hollywood Cycling Event

Olympic Silver medalist will be hosting the VIP area of the first Six Day race to be held in the United States since World War II. You can just imagine he’ll be talking up a storm about team tactics while the very important persons who fork over $75 for their places in the infield,...
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California Adds “Three-Foot” Law, then Frets About it

October 2, 2013
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California Adds “Three-Foot” Law, then Frets About it

California recently passed a Three-Foot safe passing law to protect cyclists and other vulnerable users on the road. This means that if there is not sufficient space to pass a cyclist, drivers will have to wait to allow three feet of room between them and the rider. It’s amazing that it took this long...
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Colby Pearce and Jake Duehring to Race at CA Half Six-Day

September 30, 2013
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Colby Pearce and Jake Duehring to Race at CA Half Six-Day

Many time national track Champion Colby Pearce will pair up with National Pursuit champion Jake Duerhing at the new half-Six Day races in California in two weeks. The pair will represent the Orange County California Team at the Hollywood Championship Cycling event October 11 through the 13, against 14 other teams at the rebirth of...
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Daniel Holloway and Guy East to Race First Half-Six Day since 1940′s

September 30, 2013
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Daniel Holloway and Guy East to Race First Half-Six Day since 1940′s

Daniel Holloway and Guy East, two pros who couldn’t be more different off the bike will be racing together as the California Team at the first half-Six Day race since the 1940′s next month. But after racing together at the 2013 Sei Giorni della Rose, the only European Six-Day race held this summer in Fiorenzuola,...
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National Champ Moir, Bad-Boy Kovalcik To Race Half-Six-Day in CA

September 30, 2013
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National Champ Moir, Bad-Boy Kovalcik To Race Half-Six-Day in CA

Ian Moir, two-time USA National Madison champion and Zachary Kovalcik, a tattoo and piercing-totting ex-messenger will be hitting the track next month in the first half-Six Day race to be held in the U.S. since the 1940′s. The two will be racing as the Los Angeles team, and they’ll be battling it out with...
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New Half-Six-Day Race Signs USACRITS Champ Hilton Clarke

September 26, 2013
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New Half-Six-Day Race Signs USACRITS Champ Hilton Clarke

Sept. 26, 2013–California–By Jen Benepe Coming off his July USACRITS first place triumph, Aussie Hilton Clarke will be racing the new 3-day track races being held in California this October. Clarke, who will be crossing over into track racing from road for the first time in the United States will be joined by United Healthcare teammate Adrian Hegyvary, a two-time...
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Amazon Ex-Exec Was Killed by Left Hand Turn

September 20, 2013
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Amazon Ex-Exec Was Killed by Left Hand Turn

Sept. 20, 2013–By Jen Benepe Ex-Amazon executive Joy Covey who died Wednesday was killed by a motorist who completed a left hand turn in front of her,reported BayAreaNewsGroup.com. Covey hit the van shortly before 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 on Skyline Boulevard at Elk Tree Road, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel. She...
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Former Amazon Exec Killed in Bike Crash

September 19, 2013
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Former Amazon Exec Killed in Bike Crash

In the News–Sept. 19, 2013 Former Amazon CFO Joy Covey was killed in a bicycle crash Wednesday. Covey, 50, was reportedly struck while cycling on Skyline Boulevard in the mountains of San Mateo County. She leaves an eight-year-old son, Tyler, reported Yahoo Finance. Covey dropped out of high school, went to Harvard Business School, and...
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Driver Who Killed Cyclist in SF May Face Criminal Charges

August 30, 2013
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In the News–August 30, 2013–From San Francisco The wheels of justice are finally turning in the case of the female cyclist who was killed in a right-hand turn by a truck driver. But it has been no thanks to the San Francisco Police Department who lied when they said they had searched and not...
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SF Cyclist Convicted of Manslaughter in Ped Fatality

August 16, 2013
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SF Cyclist Convicted of Manslaughter in Ped Fatality

San Francisco, CA–August 16, 2013 The bicyclist who fatally struck a pedestrian in San Francisco was sentenced to community service and probation on Thursday, after pleading guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter in what is believed to be the first such conviction in the United States. Chris Bucchere, 37, struck a deal to avoid jail...
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Serotta Bicycles Lays off 40% Workforce after Funding Cuts

August 2, 2013
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Serotta Bicycles Lays off 40% Workforce after Funding Cuts

IN THE NEWS–SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) Serotta has laid off 40 percent of its workforce and is planning to shut down production in the next two weeks, said CEO Bill Watkins, according to a report by Steve Frothingham at Bicycle Retailer. The company was recently merged with Blue Competition Cycles and Mad Fiber Wheels to...
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Colorado Native van Garderen Wins California Tour

May 19, 2013
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Colorado Native van Garderen Wins California Tour

Van Garderen Wins Amgen Tour, and Peter Sagan, the Lean Green Machine, Wins Stage 8 Santa Rosa, CA., May 19, 2013. By Jen Benepe The boy from Colorado, Tejay van Garderen sealed his first major stage race win at the Amgen Tour of California, which ended today in Santa Rosa, CA after traveling over...
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Czech Rider Konig Takes Mt. Diablo Win in California

May 19, 2013
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Czech Rider Konig Takes Mt. Diablo Win in California

Mt. Diablo, California, May 18, 2013, By Jim Freibert Czech rider Leopold König overtook Janier Alexis Acevedo in the final meters to win the second to last stage of the big California race. It was one of the biggest climbs in American cycling, 3,865-feet to the summit finish on Mt. Diablo in Stage 7, and...
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Van Garderen Clinches California Time Trial

May 18, 2013
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Van Garderen Clinches California Time Trial

By Jim Freibert Coloradan Tejay van Garderen, who has been pleasing American fans at this year’s race won the time trial stage in California on Friday. Now the BMC rider who first impressed fans at the Tour de France last year, has a one minute plus 47 seconds advantage over Mick Rogers of Saxo...
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Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

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In the News — April 9, 2014 UCI cycling  head Brian Cookson has reiterated his desire to discuss the re-allocation of select Summer Olympic...
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