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by Scott Penzarella on September 10, 2012
The Trois Etapes charity race was a special and successful event in so many ways. What started out as an idea early in 2012 became a reality this past July. It gave the riders who were fortunate enough to participate an opportunity to race 'like the pros' and do it with a charitable goal.
In the end we were all winners raising over $1.5 million for the participating charities. This is no small sum for the numbers involved.
Personally I want to extend sincere thanks to my teammates: Thomas Newmeyer, Scott Penzarella, Craig Parker, Chris Maddox and our pro Craig Lewis. They all stepped up big time both as competitors and fundraisers. I also want to extend a very personal thanks to my good friend Scott Penzarella and the team at Studio Velo.
As background, Studio Velo kick started my cycling journey 5 years ago and it has been a great ride ever since. Our dZi/Studio Velo Endless Ascent team would not have become a reality without the SV commitment. Lastly I would like thank Jim Nowak , founder and President of the dZi Foundation, whose tireless efforts over the past 12 years has focused my attention, and those of countless others, on the remote village people of Eastern Nepal.
Together the EA (Endless Accent) team and our supporters raised over $130,000 for these wonderful people. Thanks to everyone who got involved !