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Citi sets sights on another Classic

The Legend is Back - Australian cycling legend Phil Anderson (left) poses with Luigi Coluzzi at the launch of the new Malvern Star 'Oppy' range in Sydney. Coluzzi – a former boxer – migrated to Australia from Italy in 1950s and opened what was one of the city's first espresso bars, which subsequently became a popula haunt for the cycling community.

The Legend is Back - Australian cycling legend Phil Anderson (left) poses with Luigi Coluzzi at the launch of the new Malvern Star 'Oppy' range in Sydney. Coluzzi – a former boxer – migrated to Australia from Italy in 1950s and opened what was one of the city's first espresso bars, which subsequently became a popula haunt for the cycling community. (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)

Phil Anderson was one of the special guests in attendance at the launch of the 2009 Pengana Goulburn to Citi Cycle Classic in Sydney yesterday.

Anderson and Stephen Hodge launched the latest edition of New South Wales' oldest one-day cycling event, to be held on September 20 this year. "The event appears to be getting bigger each year, which is great to see," said Cycling NSW CEO Kevin Young.

This years corporate charity ride will again be hosted by Race Ambassador Simon Poidevin whose idea to establish this charitable part of the event four years ago, separate to the race has to date raised $500,000 which includes principal charity Odyssey House and includes Kids of Macarthur and Goulburns' St John of God Palliative care and Oncology support unit as recipients.

This year's teams to take part in the corporate charity ride include major sponsor The Campbelltown Catholic Club who will join the challenge with the Simon Poidevin lead team from Citi.

"This year we hope to be able to raise upwards of $200,000. This is an extremely satisfying part of being the race ambassador," said Poidevin.

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