Thursday, June 08, 2006

Sky Yaeger is leaving Bianchi

The chick that designed my beloved San Jose is leaving her 17 year stint at Bianchi.

Bicycle Retailer reports:
JUNE 07, 2006 -- HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi USA’s iconoclastic product manager Sky Yaeger is leaving the company after a 17-year tenure for a change of pace. She will continue on at Bianchi until June 16.

“It was an awesome time and we did some amazing bikes over the years. We were first to market with some very unique bikes that define the story of Bianchi,” said Yaeger. “I am proud of every single bike we have and know that the 2007 product line will be the best ever. Since the 2007 line is done and ready to launch, this is the best time for me to make the leap.”

Yaeger said she will be pursuing new artistic challenges. One of the last bikes she designed was a rigid 29er single-speed in traditional Bianchi graphics.

Bianchi has not yet announced who her replacement will be.


The Old Bag said...

Oh no! I've got a chick designed Bianchi -- love that bicycle!

Huge loss for Bianchi.

Chico Cyclist said...

Total bummer - she's great.