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March 19/09 8:46 am - Axel Merckx Supports Ride to Conquer Cancer

Posted by Editoress on 03/19/09

Olympic medalist and eight-time Tour de France competitor Axel Merckx announced last month that he will be supporting the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. Axel Merckx has now released his Team Merckx Jersey to the public for the inaugural event.

Teaming up with Giordana clothing, Axel and Giordana have designed a jersey that represents and supports the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The new Team Merckx Jersey will be available for those wishing to join Team Merckx and support those battling cancer. This is a once in a lifetime chance to be part of an amazing event and have the opportunity to wear the Team Colours.

To join Axel's Team and to receive more information, call 888-771-BIKE or visit or to take part in the journey from Vancouver to Seattle. Team Merckx Jersey's will also be available at La Bicicletta Pro Shop in Vancouver and at Fresh Air in Kelowna, BC.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation will be held June 20th - 21st. Riders will begin their two-day journey in Vancouver, BC, after a moving Opening Ceremony before embarking the first leg of their voyage.

After camping overnight, the ride will end in Seattle, WA. Proceeds from The Ride to Conquer Cancer are raising money for research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency.

Registration for The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation is now open. Call 1-888-771-BIKE or visit to sign-up today.


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