Former professional and Olympic cyclists Frankie Andreu and Mari Holden will join 150 cyclists in this year's Tour de Pink. The charity ride, which will benefit breast cancer survivors network Young Survival Coalition, will see the riders start in Hershey, PA on route to New York City.
"We are extremely excited to have Frankie and Mari riding with us this year at the Hershey's Tour de Pink," said Lisa Frank co-director of the Tour de Pink. "Riding along side these two world-class cyclists will be an additional inspiration for the 150 dedicated men and women who have taken on this challenge."
Andreu contested the Tour de France nine times during his 12 year career as a professional cyclist. His racing experiences also include the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a Espana and two Olympic Games - in Korea and Atlanta.
Holden is a five times United States of America time trial champion, a discipline she claimed silver in at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
While the October 3-6, 2008 event is Andreu's first appearance, it will be Holden's third time in the four day, 220 mile ride. The event expects to raise at least $375,000 USD, with all funds going to the YSC.