By Gregor Brown
As the Cyclingnews team was working hard in London, we struggled somewhat with the absence of our colleague Hedwig Kröner, who was at home in France giving birth to her first child. Daughter Sofie was born to Hedy and her companion Richard on 5 July at 12:07, weighing in at 3020g and measuring 47cm . Mother and daughter are in excellent health and Papa has run out of cigars. Congratulations Hedy, from the Cyclingnews team.
In Spain, Stefano and Maria Garzelli became parents for the second time as Luca was born on on the evening of July 6th. "I am still emotional for this new event and I have to admit that the birth of a child makes you appreciate the importance of life and the incredibility of nature," said the 2000 Giro Champion and winner of two stages in the 2007 Giro of his new son, Luca.
And Cyclingnews' good friend Fulvio Acquati informed us that on July, Sunday 1st, 2007, Federica Algeri, the Export Manager of Bianchi, gave birth to a daughter, Anna, in Bergamo, Italy.
It was already reported yesterday that Andrey Kashechkin became a father during his quest to also become a Tour de France Champion.
Congratulations to all new parents from the entire Cyclingnews crew.