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VeloNews.com wins Hitwise US #1 Site Award for October – December 2008.

Boulder, CO, February 9, 2009 — VeloNews.com has ranked #1 in the Sports-Cycling industry based on the market share of U.S. visits it has received for the quarter ending October- December 2008. The Hitwise US Top 10 Awards Program celebrates the most successful U.S. Web sites in 160+ online industries. As Hitwise reports on the anonymous online usage and search behavior of more than 10 million US Internet users — the largest online sample of its kind — this unique awards program recognizes excellence in online performance through public popularity.

Boulder, CO, February 9, 2009 — VeloNews.com has ranked #1 in the Sports-Cycling industry based on the market share of U.S. visits it has received for the quarter ending October- December 2008.

The Hitwise US Top 10 Awards Program celebrates the most successful U.S. Web sites in 160+ online industries. As Hitwise reports on the anonymous online usage and search behavior of more than 10 million US Internet users — the largest online sample of its kind — this unique awards program recognizes excellence in online performance through public popularity.

Andy Pemberton, Publisher of VeloNews said, “The success of velonews.com’s popularity is a result of the hard work and innovation by the editors and developers who redesigned the Web site in 2008. Content is king and more visitors are coming to VeloNews.com on a daily basis because of the superior quality and quantity of the timely news we deliver.”

About VeloNews: For 37 years, VeloNews has been the voice of competitive cycling with timely, in-depth editorial coverage and photography. With 15 issues per year including the Official Guide to the Tour de France, VeloNews magazine and velonews.com deliver up-to-the minute race coverage and feature stories on the personalities and events that shape the sport of cycling.

About Competitor Group: Competitor Group is the leading media and event platform for endurance sports. CGI publishes market leading endurance sports magazines VeloNews, Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and Competitor; produces Elite Racing’s music-themed marathons and half-marathons and the Muddy Buddy series of adventure races; publishes endurance sports and fitness books through VeloPress.

About Hitwise: Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,400 clients around the world with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.

Since 1997, Hitwise has pioneered a unique, network-based approach to Internet measurement. Through relationships with ISPs around the world, Hitwise’s patented methodology anonymously captures the online usage, search and conversion behavior of 25 million Internet users. This unprecedented volume of Internet usage data is seamlessly integrated into an easy to use, web-based service, designed to help marketers better plan, implement and report on a range of online marketing programs.
 
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