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Cycling league founders want to bring U.S. back to the velodrome

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

Two veterans of the U.S. cycling industry will launch a new professional bicycle racing series in 2015 that attempts to revive the sport of velodrome track cycling in North America. Called the World Cycling League, the venture is the brainchild of David Chauner and John Vande Velde, who both repr...

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The selling of LeBron James

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Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Football, Fox, NBC, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Opinion, St. Louis Rams

SBJ stories applauded

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