Merckx to ride Best Buddies Challenge

Olympic medalist Axel Merckx, the son of the legendary Eddy Merckx, will wrap up his season at the...

Olympic medalist Axel Merckx, the son of the legendary Eddy Merckx, will wrap up his season at the fourth Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle on September 8, where he'll be joined by T-Mobile teammates. The 34 year-old Belgian, who is currently competing in his ninth Tour de France, is the reigning Olympic Bronze medalist and winner of a stage in the 2000 Giro d'Italia.

Joining Merckx at the event will be American teammates Aaron Olson and Mari Holden, Kimberly Baldwin and Kim Anderson from T-Mobile's women's team.

The Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle is a charity cycling event that supports Best Buddies, an international nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

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