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USA Cycling hires new BMX director

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Already aiming toward the 2008
Beijing Olympics, USA Cycling hired Doug Martin as its first
director of BMX programs on Thursday.

Martin has managed pro teams for more than 14 years. BMX racing
makes its Olympic medal debut at the Beijing Games.

"Doug brings a tremendous amount of experience organizing and
managing international programs and teams," said Steve Johnson,
USA Cycling's director of athletics. "The addition of BMX to the
Olympic Games is an incredible opportunity for both the sport of
BMX racing and American cycling in general."