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Merckx to ride Best Buddies Challenge

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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