Virginia-based Conte’s Bicycle Group, LLC is pleased to announce that Chris Duffy has joined the Company as National Road Product Manager and National Director of Fitting Services. Chris will work out of the Company’s Virginia Beach headquarters and travel extensively to the Company’s Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Florida stores.
Chris has an extensive history in the cycling industry. His passion for the sport brought him to Europe where he raced for teams Tre Colli U23 (Italy), Brico Iberico Fib U23 (Spain) and Café-Max Marin (Spain). However, he found his calling in sales while working the floor of some of Southern California’s most renown bicycle retailers. During college, cycling informed the direction of his educational pursuits; at the University of Southern California Chris authored senior theses in both cycling performance (‘The Effect of crank-length on pedaling dynamics, power production, and oxygen consumption in trained cyclists”) and retail culture (“Selling Gender: Bike Shop Culture and the Performance of Masculinity”). He holds an MS in Kinesiology from USC as well as an MA in Anthropology from Brandeis University. Chris also holds the distinction of being just one of twenty-five Retul Certified Fitters (formerly Retul Certified Master Fitter) in the United States.
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