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Gavere - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team celebrates the win pictured during the 5th leg of the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Gavere on November 12, 2017 in Gavere, Belgium, 12/11/2017 - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017

EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Wout Van Aert took advantage of Mathieu van der Poel’s technical problem to take the win of the weekend. Results and cyclo-cross video action. Hidden motors make the news again – Top Story. Contract news from Lotto Soudal, Wanty-Goupe Gobert and Rally Cycling. New kit for Lotto Soudal, bike for Wanty-Groupe Gobert and shoes for Nippo-Vini Fantini, Tour de Pologne cities awards, Peter Sagan rides for #SonomaPride and meets his delivery man. EUROTRASH Monday coffee time.

TOP STORY: Hidden Motors in the News, again!
Hidden motors seem to be the flavor of the moment (again) as everyone is jumping on the motorized band wagon. New UCI president, David Lappartient, based his bid for the top post on eliminating any chance of motorized cheating. The French president plans to use thermal imaging cameras as well as the magnetic ipad tests and eventually x-ray technology.

Also the UCI has replaced Mark Barfield as technical manager, putting ex-pro rider Jean-Christophe Péraud in the Briton’s position. Péraud has a University Technological Diploma in chemical engineering and has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in process engineering, plus a Diploma in energy and environmental engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon, France. He was a top mountain biker before turning to the road where he was second overall in the 2014 Tour de France before retiring at the end of 2016. He said in a statement: “The UCI already has an effective policy concerning equipment and the fight against technological fraud, but I am convinced that this can still be improved. That is what I will now be working on.”

Last week retired rider, Phil Gaimon, stirred up the mechanical doping pot in his new book: Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While), accusing Fabian Cancellara of using a hidden motor when he won the 2010 Tour of Flanders with a big attack on the Kapelmuur dropping Tom Boonen. In the book Gaimon writes: “When you watch the footage, his accelerations don’t look natural at all, like he’s having trouble staying on the top of the pedals. That fucker probably did have a motor”.

Of course that could be just to sell more books, but social media has taken the idea on board and gone crazy with it.

The attack in question, surely not:

Telenet Superprestige – Gavere 2017
World champion, Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Charles), won on a muddy Gavere course on Sunday, the 5th round of the Superprestige Trophy. Toon Aerts (Telenet-Fidea Lions) was 2nd at 53 seconds, as big winner of the year, Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) was 3rd at 1:16.

European champion; Van der Poel and Van Aert rode away from the other on the first lap and before the end of the lap Van der Poel was on his own out front. A bike change and a crash for Van Aert in the mud looked to have the World champion at a big disadvantage and was even caught and dropped by Toon Aerts on the 4th lap.

The pace was too much for Aerts and with over a lap to go he cracked and was passed by Van Aert. At the front Van der Poel was pushing on solo and looked as though he had another win in the bag, when on the last lap he had gear problems and had to stop. While he was trying to get his bike to work, Van Aert made up half a minute to pass Van der Poel. Aerts and then Klaas Vantornout (Marlux-Napoleon Games) also passed the Euro champ before he could start to race again.

Van Aert rode to victory with Aerts in second place at nearly a minute. Van der Poel caught Vantornout for 3rd place, just 5 seconds ahead of the Belgian.

Gavere - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team in action  pictured during the 5th leg of the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Gavere on November 12, 2017 in Gavere, Belgium, 12/11/2017 - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017

Telenet Superprestige – Gavere Result:
1. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Charles in 58:30
2. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 0:55
3. Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Beobank-Corendon at 1:17
4. Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 1:22
5. Tom Meeusen (Bel) Beobank-Corendon at 1:33
6. Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:36
7. Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 2:00
8. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 2:49
9. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 3:09
10. Vincent Baestaens (Bel) at 3:27.

Link to video HERE.

Soudal Jaarmarktcross – Niel, Belgium 2017
Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea Lions) has written his name on the Jaarmarktcross for 2017. The former European champion scored on the muddy course in Niel on Saturday. Laurens Sweeck (Era-Circus) was second and Aerts team mate Corné van Kessel was third.

The start of the Jaarmarktcross caused a stir. Some riders claimed that there was a false start, but the race jury didn’t agree. Aerts did not get away well from the starting blocks. Michael Vanthourenhout (Marlux-Napoleon Games), fourth last week in the Euro champs to the bronze medal of Aerts, got the best start and took the early lead. Tim Merlier (Crelan-Charles) was able to follow the tempo of Vanthourenhout, but he eventually had to let go.

Vanthourenhout clearly on a good day, because in no time his lead grew to ten, and later to twenty seconds. Behind; Vanthourenhout’s Telenet-Fidea teammates Corné van Kessel and Toon Aerts rode at the head of the chase. Van Kessel did most of the work for last year’s winner, Aerts, but it did not really help as the pair didn’t get any closer.

Three laps from the end, Aerts attacked with a very fast lap. In no time he closed the gap on Vanthourenhout who was starting to tire. Not long after, Vanthourenhout got stuck in the sand section, giving Aerts a free hand. In the final laps, Aerts was clearly faster than everyone else to take the win.

Niel - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Aerts Toon (BEL) of Telenet - Fidea Lions  pictured during the Jaarmarktcross in Niel men’s elite cyclocross race, second leg of the Soudal Classics on November 11, 2017 in Niel, Belgium, 11/11/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017

Soudal Jaarmarktcross – Niel Result:
1. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions in 1:03:11
2. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Era-Circus at 0:17
3. Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions at 0:19
4. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 0:45
5. Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Steylaerts-Betfirst at 1:03
6. Tom Meeusen (Bel) Beobank-Corendon at 1:15
7. Tim Merlier (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 1:31
8. Marcel Meisen (Ger) Steylaerts-Betfirst at 1:46
9. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 1:50
10. Diether Sweeck (Bel) Era-Circus at 2:04.


Alana Castrique becomes a Lotto Soudal Lady
The Lotto Soudal Ladies will welcome Alana Castrique (18) in 2018, a Belgian first-year U23 rider. Alana, whose brother Jonas rides for the U23 team of Lotto Soudal, is a talented time trialist. Past season she won silver at the Belgian Time Trial Championship for juniors. At the European Championships Alana set the fifteenth time. She was selected for the World Championships, where she got 23rd in the time trial.

Alana Castrique: “Next year I will set a very important step by becoming a first-year U23 rider, I will have to compete in elite races. I consider Lotto Soudal as the perfect team to guide me at this point in my career. I am sure I will learn a lot in this team. It’s a big change, from riding junior races to elite races. It will also be a challenge to combine my studies physiotherapy with cycling.”

“I rode some elite races this season, among other the BeNe Ladies Tour, and I noticed that I am ready to set this step. Although I realize it won’t be easy. The first year will be a matter of watching and learning. I will mostly ride kermesses the first year, and a few bigger races which are yet to be determined. Winning a race is very ambitious, but I do hope to be standing on the podium next year.”

“The World Championships in Bergen were a wonderful experience. I was a bit disappointed in my time trial though. I had hoped for a place on top fifteen. Time trialling is my favorite discipline, already since I was a debutant. You have to fight on your own against all elements and I love that. Right from the beginning I set good performances, so I knew this was my specialty.”

“A year ago I crashed at Ghent-Wevelgem. Until then I was a good sprinter, but now I am afraid to mingle in the sprints. In the future I would like to focus again on sprinting. I also have an aggressive mind-set. I am fully committed to road cycling. Last year I became Belgian champion points race, but if I ride on the track this winter it will only be to prepare for next season.”

Alana Castrique at the 2017 Worlds in Bergen:
Bergen - Norway - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Alana Castrique (BEL) pictured during the roadrace 2017 World Road Championship women juniors cyclingrace  in Bergen, Norway  - photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2017

Andrea Pasqualon Extends Contract Until 2019
Andrea Pasqualon has renewed his contract with Wanty-Groupe Gobert for two years. The 29-year-old Italian is thus expanding his successful opening year at the team. The man with the fast legs finished on the podium in Tour du Poitou Charentes, Arctic Race of Norway and Tour des Fjords. In the Coppa Sabatini at the end of September, he beat Colbrelli and Ulissi in order to take the victory in Peccioli. The cheerful Italian also made his debut in the spring classics by starting and finishing in Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and in Tour de France, his first grand tour. Now the team can count on him for two more years.

Andrea Pasqualon: “I am very happy to extend my contract for another two seasons. In this team I found a great feeling with both staff and teammates. This is why 2017 was my best year in professional cycling so far. The first part of the season was tough as I was not accustomed to riding at high level but after Tour De France everything has changed in me.”

“I acquired a lot more power and conviction in my means and have achieved great results crowned by a victory at the end of the season in Coppa Sabatini.”

“Next year it is a really important year for me as I feel I can win some high level races. For this reason it will be important to make a great winter at home and in the various training camps with the whole team.”

“I want to thank Jean-François Bourlart, Hilaire and all the sponsors for believing in me right away and for giving me this chance for the future.”

Hilaire Van der Schueren: “Andrea showed in 2017 that it was not a wrong choice to sign him. He came from another level in 2016 (Team Roth), and then he had to adjust to another intensity of races, especially in the spring classics and Tour de France.”

“But thanks to the experience he gathered this year, he will be able to advance to an even higher level in 2018. He can certainly perform in tough races like Amstel Gold Race, but also in Tour of Flanders. We will have to make a program choice in the near future.”

“We are both glad that he is part of our team. Otherwise he might still be riding for a smaller Italian team. He is now part of the Wanty-Groupe Gobert family, which makes him a cheerful rider.”

Andrea Pasqualon:
52nd Amstel Gold Race (1.UWT)1 Day Race: Maastricht › Berg en Terblijt (264km)

Ryan Anderson returns to Rally Cycling
After spending the last two seasons racing for the French professional continental outfit, Direct Energie, Ryan Anderson is back with the orange and black. The Vancouver, British Columbia native strengthens the team’s one-day race and sprint squads.

Anderson cut his teeth with Circuit Sport teams, racing for the program at two different points in his career, from 2009 to 2010 and 2013 to 2015. Known as a scrappy rider, Anderson excels in selective race situations. Whether there are crosswinds, rain, hilly terrain, or a chaotic and decisive moment on the road, you can never count him out.

“I couldn’t be happier to rejoin this organization,” said Anderson. “The thing that I remember the most about Rally Cycling is the positive attitude throughout the whole organization. Starting with (Managing Director) Charles Aaron, I just remember how good the vibe is between everyone. From staff that are on the road, employees in the office, to all of the riders and partners. Everyone enjoyed spending time together which I think plays a big part in the team’s achievements.”

Anderson has seen some prominent results on the roads in Europe – in 2016, he sprinted to second at La Poly Normande, fifth at the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise and went on to finish his first Grand Tour, La Vuelta a España.

Despite these successes, he still considers his second place finish on stage seven of the USA Pro Challenge in 2013 a career highlight.

“The result that stands out for me is the stage in Denver,” said Anderson. “I was second. It wasn’t a win but I opened my sprint from where I had planned and did everything I could that day. I was only beaten by Peter Sagan which I can live with – he beats a lot of guys.”

Anderson missing out on win to future three-time World Champion, Peter Sagan:

Anderson, who previously left the program to race in Europe full-time, is returning to a program evolved in scope and ambition.

“Ryan was always a valuable part of this team,” said Performance Director Jonas Carney. “When he rode for us in the past he was one of our strongest and most consistent riders. We were happy for him when he got the opportunity to race in Europe. But our program has reached the level where riders like Anderson are now looking to ride for us in order to get that ambitious European race schedule.”

Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge to the growing program. He has invaluable experience racing and living in Europe for the last few seasons. For a lot of riders, the adjustment to living in a foreign country can prove difficult. It’s an issue that Anderson understands fully.

“You can get tossed into all sorts of stuff you take for granted back home,” said Anderson. “Now you are in a different part of the world trying to work things out in a different language. From banking, to going into a clinic for follow up X-rays after a crash, to setting up a phone, to just going to the store and using the train – some of it’s easy, but some of it really tests you. I can help my teammates through some of this, as can guys like Danny Pate.”

As the team prepares for a more extensive international racing program, a rider with experience racing (and living) in Europe is a vital addition.

“One of the things I bring to the team is more race experience,” said Anderson. “I was able to do my first grand tour last year and have raced all the cobbled classics. I really hope I can pass on some things that I have learned, and that the younger guys ask questions!”

Ryan Anderson:

Lotto Soudal Shirt 2018
This is the Lotto Soudal shirt for 2018, presented to you by Nikolas Maes and Puck Moonen!

Awards for the “Most Beautiful” Cities of the 2017 Tour de Pologne
The titles for the “most beautiful” cities in the 74th edition of the Tour de Pologne were awarded during the press conference held on November 9th, at the Business Club in the Zabrze Arena. This is the stadium for the prestigious Gornik Zabrze football club, which plays in the Ekstraklasa league, the premier league in the Polish football championship series. With 14 championships, 6 national cups and a national super cup in its trophy case, this is the team with the most titles ever in the country.

Of course, every city and town has its own unique and indisputable charm, but in this case the “most beautiful” title applies to the town which best embraced the Tour de Pologne, setting up its roads, squares and shop windows specifically for this important event and greeting the riders with the warmest of welcomes.

Three prizes for the most beautiful town were awarded: one for an arrival location, one for a starting location and one for a town hosting an intermediate sprint. The tough task of choosing the winners fell to an eminent jury made up of representatives for the sponsors of the Tour de Pologne and from members of the most important Polish media, which witnessed and covered this year’s event first hand.

The Sprint of Zabrze – Stage 4:
Tour de Pologne 2017 - 4th stage stage Zawiercie - Zabrze 238 km - 01/08/2017 - Caleb Ewan (AUS - ORICA - Scott) - Peter Sagan (SVK - Bora - Hansgrohe) - photo Ilario Biondi/BettiniPhoto©2017

The award for the nicest arrival location was given to the city that also hosted today’s press conference, Zabrze. The 4th stage of the 2017 edition of the Tour de Pologne finished right here in front of this impressive stadium, where Australian Caleb Ewan bested Danny Van Poppel and Peter Sagan in the final sprint. It was an important day; in fact, every year the 1st of August commemorates the “Warsaw Revolt”, an insurrection initiated by the Polish National Army. Between August 1st and October 2nd, 1944, soldiers and many young Poles fought and died against occupying German troops in an attempt to free Warsaw before the arrival of the Soviet army, which was at the gates of the Polish capital after remarkable victories in the summer offensive on the Eastern front.

The Start From Tarnowskie Gory – Stage 2:
Tour de Pologne 2017 - 2nd stage Tarnowskie Gory - Katowice 142 km - 30/07/2017 - Scenery - photo Ilario Biondi/BettiniPhoto©2017

The award for the starting location went to the city of Tarnowskie Gory, where the 2nd stage set off from the charming central square and led to victory in the sprint by Italy’s Sacha Modolo, who prevailed over Danny Van Poppel and Max Walscheid. The award for the city hosting an intermediate sprint went to Bielsko Biala, a town the race passed through during its 3rd stage, Jaworzno – Szczyrk, in which Belgian Dyaln Teuns emerged victorious; he would forge on to become the winner of the final classification in the Tour de Pologne.

Tour de Pologne 2017 - 1st stage Krakow ñ Krakow 130 km - 29/07/2017 - Scenery - photo Ilario Biondi/BettiniPhoto©2017

Prizes were awarded to the Mayors of the winning cities, who received the honors in person directly from the hands of the Mayors awarded in 2016. It was like passing a torch to carry on this important tradition of the Tour de Pologne with continuity and enthusiasm, edition after edition.

“With this initiative we want to express how much the Tour de Pologne values the importance of its cities and people. Data has shown that this year more than 3,200,000 people embraced the Tour de Pologne along the roads and in the squares. This is a tremendous success that testifies as to how much Polish people truly love cycling. Furthermore, it’s a sign that rewards all our hard work and proves that we are heading in the right direction. Congratulations to the winners of this prize, but once again I would like to thank all the cities that were locations for starts and arrivals, and all the other places that the route passed through. It was an extraordinary edition from every standpoint: riders, locations, finish lines, unexpected surprises…and our commitment is already completely focused on managing to repeat and further improve in 2018, with the help of the cities, the public and of course, our sponsors,” explains Czeslaw Lang, general director for the Tour de Pologne.

History of the Tour de Pologne:

Wanty-Groupe Gobert presents Cube Litening C:68 for 2018
On Thursday evening Wanty-Groupe Gobert presented its road bike that will equip our riders in 2018. The Belgian cycling team inaugurated its new Service Course location in Tournai, behind the bike store Want You Bike. The ideal moment for rider Frederik Backaert and general manager Jean-François Bourlart to present the new version of the Cube Litening C:68.

The Cube Litening C:68 is the loyal companion of our team since road season 2015. During those three years the Cube Litening C:68 pushed our riders to stunning performances. Enrico Gasparotto triumphed on the bike in Amstel Gold Race and Wanty-Groupe Gobert won twice the UCI Europe Tour classification with the help of it. The Cube Litening C:68 also was our firm partner during our first Tour de France in July 2017.

The new Cube Litening C:68 has a new outlook, a new color, for the upcoming road campaign in 2018. The bike adopts a darker color in order to become navy blue with fluo yellow shades. The novelty is the electronic shifting Shimano Dura Ace DI2 9150. The wheels remain supplied by Fulcrum, the saddle by San Marco, pedals by Look, stem and seatpost by Ritchey.

The Wanty-Groupe Gobert team Cube Litening C:68:

Northwave will be the New Technical Partner of the Nippo Vini Fantini Europa Ovini Team for the 2018-2019 Season
After the Santini announcement, another important partnership has been signed for the next 2 seasons. Northwave will be the official supplier of racing shoes of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, with the model Extreme RR in white color, with red details. A full collaboration from technical race shoes, up to the podium shoes for all the team.

Northwave will be the new technical partner of the #OrangeBlue riders for the sport seasons 2018 and 2019. This represents another very important announcement about technical partnerships of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team looking forward to upcoming seasons. After the new technical apparel made by Santini Cycling Wear, also the race shoes will be totally new for the team, with the important entrance of Northwave among team partners, that for 2018 season has prepared the Extreme RR model, in white color with red inserts.

The partnership has been unveiled by the General Manager of the team Francesco Pelosi and Gianni Piva, founder and owner of Northwave, with the occasion of the visit to the Italian Lab and Headquarter of the company, located in Onigo di Pederobba (Treviso – Italy).

For the occasion some of the top riders of the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team have been visiting the Northwave central factory: Marco Canola, coming from a big season with 6 victories and the historic double in the Japan Cup and new leader for the 2018 season, the champion Damiano Cunego that was back to the victory in 2017 and now ready for his great final of career in #OrangeBlue jersey and the Italian National Champion of 2013, Ivan Santaromita.

Gianni Piva: “Happy to be the Sponsor of an Italian Team, with an International Approach.”
Gianni Piva, welcomes the #OrangeBlue riders in his headquarter, to discover the factory and the way their technical shoes are produced here in Italy. With the occasion he declared all his enthusiasm about the two year partnership signed with the Italian-Japanese team: “We are really happy to put our top of the range products at full disposal of a team with an Italian soul, but an International approach, exactly as we are. The NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team, with his riders, will bring our products all over the world, in particular way across Europe and Asia. For us will be very important the approach to the communication and to value in the best way as possible the sponsorship. To be a sponsor is in our DNA, because this gives us the chance to made always research and development in a very challenging environment, giving to our final customer the best and highly competitive product.”

Francesco Pelosi: A Partnership that is a Warranty of Quality
The General Manager of the NIPPO Vini Fantini team, Francesco Pelosi is satisfied of the technical partnership that he defines as a “warranty of quality”: “We are approaching our 4th year as a Professional team, at the end of a very important sports season, we are happy to reward our riders with technical partnerships that are a warranty of quality, working in collaboration with companies that have our same culture of work. Made in Italy products, highly appreciated worldwide, thanks to a company culture of work based on great professionally and international approach. We are very satisfied to have signed a two years partnership, with the purpose of value in the best way as possible the sponsorship also from a communication point of view, putting the basis for a long-lasting collaboration.”

Extreme RR – The top of the range for the PROs
The technical features of the Extreme RR has been discovered by the #OrangeBlue riders during the official visit to the Northwave factory, finding approvals and good comments by the PRO riders, as explained by Marco Canola: “In modern cycling the details makes the difference. In all my successes this year, in small or big sprint, has been the attention to the details one of the most important factors. The Extreme RR is very light, easy to secure when the going gets tough before the sprint or in the most important moment of a race before attacking. It is really studied to not miss a Watt of power and that makes the difference when victory can depend by a single detail and meter of difference.”

From the Race, Up to the Podium
Northwave will cover all the life-moments of the team, with a full partnership. Not only race moments, when the riders will finish a race they will have the chance to wear comfortable running shoes, called “Podium R”. A name that his also the best wish to all the #OrangeBlue riders. The place to be at the end of a great race, possibly on the highest step.

Sagan Rides for #SonomaPride
World Champ Cyclist Peter Sagan Rides in Sonoma to Raise Money for Fires Survivors.

Join World Champion Cyclist Peter Sagan in celebrating the resilience of Sonoma County with a ride and gathering to raise money for those affected by the fires. Made possible by Osmo Nutrition, Bike Monkey, Sonoma Pride, and Trail House Santa Rosa. For more info, or to register, go to bikemonkey.net/saganrides.

It is often said that in the face of tragedy, you see the very best of human nature. Without a doubt, that is exactly what has transpired here in Sonoma County in the wake of the devastating wildfires. The magnitude of the losses experienced are unfathomable, but our community continues to answer them with strength, compassion, and generosity.

Adding his name to the cause is arguably the current best in the sport of cycling: three-time world champion (and counting), Peter Sagan. Hailing from Slovakia, Sagan has forged his own special bonds with the Golden State, racing the Tour of California every year since 2010 and using the Lake Tahoe area as his training grounds.

On Giving Tuesday, November 28th 2017, Sagan will be here in Sonoma County, to help raise funds for the fire survivors through Sonoma Pride and the King Ridge Foundation. Bike Monkey has teamed up with Osmo Nutrition, Sonoma Pride, and Trail House to put on an event giving 400 people the opportunity to ride with Sagan and witness first-hand the sorrow of the areas that were affected by the fires, as well as the beauty of the areas that were spared. After the ride will be food and celebration, and more opportunity to party with the charismatic world champion.

All proceeds from this event will go to those who’ve lost their homes in Sonoma County.

Join the supported ride through affected burn areas. There will be two ride distances: 38 Miles with 1650′ of elevation, and 31 with 1100′ of elevation. California Highway Patrol, Police, on-bike marshals, moto officials and SAG will provide basic rider support.

After the ride, return to Trail House Santa Rosa to celebrate the strength and resilience of the North Bay community. Purchases of Sonoma Pride beers on tap at Trail House will support the #SonomaPride fundraising effort by King Ridge Foundation. We’ll go until 9:00pm. It’s a school night, kiddos.

The Sonoma Pride fundraiser, to-date has raised more than $255,000 for those affected by the Sonoma County Wildfires of 2017. The ride, in support of Sonoma Pride will help support several organizations that have a direct, restorative impact on the lives of people who lost everything, and have a long road of recovery ahead of them.

More information on Sonoma Pride can be found at sonomapride.com.

Peter Sagan:

Peter Sagan and the Delivery Man
Peter Sagan, between taking the UCI to court over his disqualification from the Tour, has been making an advert. New helmet and a good bit of delivery work.

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