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August 17/01 10:25 am - Race Face Buys Roach, Boucle, l'Ains, Birthdays

Posted by Editor on 08/17/01

Roach Clothing Bought by Race Face

Vancouver, BC - Race Face Components Inc. announces the purchase of Roach Clothing, effective today (August 16, 2001). Race Face will take over the manufacturing and distribution of Roach's complete line of apparel, armor, and bike pads. Ingrid Doerr, the brains behind the Roach brand since it's inception, will remain with Roach/Race Face in a long-term capacity as the head designer and marketer for all future apparel and armor lines.

'We're very excited to purchase the Roach brand. Roach is a leader in the mountain bike industry when it comes to cool apparel design- their product is a perfect complement to our existing component and apparel line' said Craig Pollack, President of Race Face. 'In fact, it's a common sight to see riders proudly wearing Roach apparel while pedaling their Race Face equipped bikes, so the demographic is a perfect fit. Roach, in conjunction with our existing Race Face branded apparel, is a perfect 1-2 combination for retailers looking to sell bike clothing in a significant way'.

Roach Clothing began in the early 90's manufacturing stem pads and top tube pads for Vancouver couriers. In the past few years, Roach has established itself as the de facto standard in leg and arm armor. Roach also makes a hard core line of free ride apparel, including the popular Indy shorts and a complete 'Wade Simmons' signature line.

I'm excited about working with Race Face', added Doerr. 'Culturally, it's a great fit for me. I get complete creative control over the brand, and Race Face takes care of the production and distribution of all Roach products. Dealers should be excited because Roach will now be supported by a well established company in Race Face ensuring our products get delivered on-time. Also, this arrangement allows me to focus 100% on my true passion, which is marketing and product design.'

Grande Boucle Feminine - France

Stage 11 - Langogne to Vernoux en Vivarais 125 km

1 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Edilsavino 3:23:08
2 Joane Somarriba Arrola (Esp) Alfa Lum R.S.M. s.t.
3 Judith Arndt (Ger) Junkers-Noja at 0:42
4 Alessandra Cappellotto (Ita) Gas Sport Team 1:28
5 Rasa Polikeviciute (Ltu) Acca Due-O H.P Lorena s.t.
6 Marianna Lorenzoni (Ita) Aliverti Mixed 1:30
7 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) Acca Due-O H.P Lorena 2:05
8 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Edilsavino
9 Simona Parente (Ita) Edilsavino
10 Nataliya Kachalka (Ukr) Michela Fanini Record Rox

13 Cybil DiGuistini (Can) CA Mantes-La-Ville all s.t.


1 Joane Somarriba Arrola (Esp) Alfa Lum R.S.M. 31:15:20
2 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Edilsavino at 3:33
3 Alessandra Cappellotto (Ita) Gas Sport Team 4:46
4 Jeannie Longo Ciprelli (Fra) Swam-Slovakia 4:52
5 Zinaida Stahurskaia (Blr) Gas Sport Team 5:07
6 Judith Arndt (Ger) Junkers-Noja 5:08
7 Rasa Polikeviciute (Ltu) Acca Due-O H.P Lorena 6:08
8 Teodora Ruano Sanchon (Esp) Junkers-Noja 7:27
9 Marianna Lorenzoni (Ita) Aliverti Mixed 10:18
10 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) Acca Due-O H.P Lorena 10:23

23 Cybil DiGuistini (Can) CA Mantes-La-Ville 22:25

Tour de l'Ain - France

Stage 4 - Lagnieu to Station de Menthieres 144 km

1 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Jean Delatour 4:01:53
2 Ivailo Gabrovski (Bul) Jean Delatour at 0:23
3 Laurent Paumier (Fra) St-Quentin-Oktos 1:20
4 David Delrieu (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance s.t.
5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour 1:47
6 Patrick Jonker (Ned) Big Mat-Auber 93 2:16
7 Benoit Luminet (Fra) CR4C Roanne 2:37
8 Guillaume Judas (Fra) Jean Floc'h 2:40
9 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour s.t.
10 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole 2:41

26 Dominique Perras (Can) Ficonseils 10:18


1 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Jean Delatour 10:29:42
2 Ivailo Gabrovski (Bul) Jean Delatour at 0:53
3 David Delrieu (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance 1:52
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour 2:22
5 Laurent Paumier (Fra) St-Quentin-Oktos 2:44
6 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis 2:48
7 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole 2:51
8 Patrick Jonker (Ned) Big Mat-Auber 93 3:08
9 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour 3:50
10 Benoit Luminet (Fra) CR4C Roanne 4:03

25 Dominique Perras (Can) Ficonseils 11:30

Happy Birthday To...

Elladee Brown and Nicole Demars, both today.


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