Fred Dreier Appointed to oversee North America’s biggest and oldest cycling brand
BOULDER – December 14, 2016 – CompetitorGroup, Inc. (CGI) president Josh Furlow announced today that Fred Dreier has been promoted to editor-in-chief of VeloNews, effective immediately.
One of the cycling industry’s most well-respected journalists, Dreier started his media career as an intern at VeloNews in 2004 and recently returned as executive editor in June. As editor-in-chief he will oversee all editorial content, strategy and creative direction for both VeloNews magazine and VeloNews.com.
“No one is more passionate about the legacy and future of VeloNews than Fred Dreier,” said Furlow. “Whether it’s launching ‘The VeloNews Show’ or his insightful analysis of cycling’s biggest stories, his return to the brand has been significant and his influence has been substantial. We look forward to his continued contributions as editor-in-chief.”
“Cycling is my passion, and I have always enjoyed reporting on all levels of the sport, from the Tour de France down to the local masters race,” Dreier said. “Having watched VeloNews grow and evolve over 12 years, I’m extremely excited and honored to step into a leadership position. Our staff is dedicated to helping fans better understand and enjoy the sport.”
Dreier has more than a dozen years of experience as an editor and journalist. After his internship he worked as a reporter and junior editor with VeloNews from 2005-09 before leaving to pursue a Masters Degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he graduated in 2010. Dreier was a staff writer with The SportsBusiness Journal, where he covered the business of the NHL, Major League Soccer and the endurance sports industry.
He most recently served as a sports correspondent for The New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal, where he regularly wrote about professional cycling, soccer and the running industry. Dreier’s reporting helped shed light on the growth of doping within amateur endurance sports and the rise of deaths by cardiac arrest in triathlons.
Known as the “Journal of Competitive Cycling,” VeloNews has reported on and helped shape American bike racing culture for decades. The brand takes readers behind the scenes of all of cycling’s biggest races and most important stories, with breaking news, commentary, humor, and deep dives into cycling culture. Publishers of the official North American guide to the Tour de France, VeloNews delivers the most authentic and authoritative editorial and marketing packages within the cycling industry, to a qualified and influential audience. VeloNews has more than 40 years of history delivering compelling content that informs and entertains cycling enthusiasts worldwide. Online since 1994, VeloNews.com delivers the most timely, trusted cycling content on the web. For the latest cycling news, race results and more, visit VeloNews.com or follow @VeloNews on Twitter.
About Competitor Group
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates 36 events around the world, including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series welcoming more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2016. Anchoring the company with rich content are four publishing brands dedicated to running, cycling and triathlon including Women’s
Running, Triathlete, Velo and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000. The race services division of CGI, Race IT is the second largest provider of online registration solutions to endurance event organizers around the world. Further information about CGI can be found at CompetitorMediaKit.com.
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