STUDIO VELO / dZi FOUNDATION WINS THE 2014 TROIS ETAPES
Following their victory last year, Team SV/dZi Foundation has once again brought home the victory for both the riders and the people of Nepal!
Here at Studio Velo we love everything cycling. When we get an opportunity to mix our favorite past time with a noble and worthy charity, we jump at the chance! That is exactly what we did when we were asked to take part in The Trois Etapes, a grueling, three-day pro-am cycling event in the French Pyrenees. Competing against 13 other charity teams from around the world, the SV/dZi Foundation came out on top!
From everyone who witnessed the team during months of training, fundraising, travel and finally the race itself, we want to thank all of our supporters and congratulate the riders on both Studio Velo / dZi Foundation teams. Their hard work often gets overlooked or passed off as a vacation as they spend a week riding the French Pyrenees. However, we know this is not the case and we could not be more proud of them and all of their amazing accomplishments!! Congrats again!
The team consisted of two Studio Velo partners, four cycling buddies, the Trois Etapes youngest rider ever (he's 17!) and one pro-rider. You can read all about their journey to victory and more in our blog below!
"After 3 challenging days in the French Pyrenees, climbing over 20,000 feet and riding more than 200 miles, the 2014 Studio Velo /dZi Foundation team locks ups their second consecutive Trois Etapes, the largest pro-am race in the world and one of the most important charity events on the calendar for many non-profits..."
Why We Ride With The dZi Foundation
The dZi Foundation partners with underserved communities in remote regions of the Himalayas to build sustainable, locally-driven programs that improve quality of life through advancing education and health while reducing poverty. Considering we raised over $250,000 last year this is definitely something we wish to continue participating in!
The Endless Ascent Challenge
The Trois Etapes marks the end of our European travel for the year but not all SV:Travel trips. While Italy, Spain and France provide some of the world's greatest cycling routes we would be remiss not to take advantage of California-based destinations. This Fall we are heading back to the Eastern Sierras of California and only have a few spots left!
Still energized and feeling motivated to keep the riding up, we have decided to extend our Endless Ascent Challenge. Some of you might have joined us on our Thursday Night Endless Ascent rides to help dZi Foundation board member Bill Keller reach his goal of 1,000,000 ft of climbing this year. If you are looking to stay motivated or just want to set a goal and challenge yourself to reach it, then join us in the Eastern Sierras this September!
Enjoy world-class riding with full SAG support, ride guides and some real tasty food!