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THRIFT DRUG TO SPONSOR FIRST TRIPLE CROWN OF U.S. CYCLING

 THRIFT DRUG TO SPONSOR FIRST TRIPLE CROWN OF U.S. CYCLING
 WHAT: Announcement of the Thrift Drug Triple Crown, the first triple crown of U.S. professional bicycle racing. The announcement will include details of a national television package and the contenders for the covered title. The news conference will include a preview of Pittsburgh's Thrift Drug Classic, the first leg of the Thrift Drug Triple Crown.
 WHERE: Parlor I
 Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers
 600 Commonwealth Place
 Pittsburgh
 WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, May 7
 WHO:
 -- John J. Lesko, senior vice president of marketing, Thrift Drug, Inc.
 -- Trish Orchard, manager of marketing services, Thrift Drug, Inc.
 -- David Chauner, chairman, International Cycling Productions ("ICP"), and a former Olympic cyclist.
 -- Eric Schaffer, director and principal, ICP-Pittsburgh.
 -- Bud Harris, director and principal, ICP-Pittsburgh.
 BACKGROUND: Professional bicycle racing in the United States has grown steadily since the early 1980s. In 1980 there were four licensed U.S. professionals and no major professional cycling events. In 1992, there are more than 100 licensed professionals and more than 40 races on the USPRO calendar. Today there is more than $800,000 in prize money available on the professional cycling tour.
 CONTACT: Al Abrams of ICP, 203-324-6800, or Trish Orchard of Thrift Drug, Inc. 412-967-8811.
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