14 January 2011

Cyclists donate to flood victims

In the News: Tour Down Under racers donate Sunday’s prize money to Australian flood relief By Published Jan 14th 2011 2:21 PM EST, VeloNews.com
Excerpt: Riders at the Tour Down Under are donating prize money from the event’s kick-off race to victims of the flooding in Queensland, Australia, race officials announced Friday. All the 133 riders have agreed to donate the entire individual prize list from Sunday’s Cancer Council Classic, $12,000 Australian ($12,015 U.S.).
Fellow Queenslander Robbie McEwen and his RadioShack teammate Lance Armstrong are raising funds through a group ride, promoted via Twitter, to be held Saturday. Victims of the disaster will be remembered with a minute’s silence prior to the start of stage 2 on Wednesday. To bid for a signed team jersey visit ebay.com.au starting Sunday. And donations can be made directly to the Flood Relief Appeal.

The Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia begins January 16-23, 2011.