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Riviera Water Bike Challenge proudly helps kids “swim for safety”

Sweat in the heat of 30 degrees and perhaps with tears of relief the Serenity team wins Riviera Water Bike Challenge.. And what a challenge – 25 kilometers to pedal on the water by completing 23 loops in the Mediterranean by a team of relays in front of Prince HSH Albert II, Prince HSH Genetics Jack, and Princess Gabriella.

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On June 5, this year, 19 water bikes started at the port of Monaco and participated in the Digue Rainier III off-solarium course where the relay zone was located. A total of 95 people participated in this race, including 41 sports celebrities … An unprecedented variety of groups, including Victoria Sylvestedt, Olympic bobsleigh, Boris Vain and Rudy Rinaldi, were blessed by the prince arriving at the quay.

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In fact, Prince Albert started the race at the yacht club Demonaco at 10:10 am.

Try tame the waves while balancing with the handlebars of your floating bike. It requires both strength and endurance. And a lot of the public attended to encourage the team to do their best.

After a race of more than 2 hours and 50 minutes, cross the finish line at the yacht club Serenity team wonGareth Wittstock, Princess Charlene, Secretary General of the Monaco Foundation, Terence Parkin, Foundation Ambassador, Caleb Ewan, Philip Deignan, and David Tanner.

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The A & S Estate team finished in 2nd place (Edgard John Augustin, also known as Bionic Body and Greg Minnaar), and the Interpadel team (Bjorn Marsade, Foundation Ambassador, Torhushof, Federico Bella) took the podium. Prince Albert II of HSH presented a trophy to the winning team.

Interior Minister Patrice Cerario and French Ambassador to Monaco Laurent Stefanini presented trophies to Teams 2 and 3, respectively.

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Purpose of the Riviera Water Bike Challenge

The purpose of the Riviera Waterbike Challenge is to provide an original and friendly sports challenge to raise funds to prevent drowning. The funds raised this year will fund the “Swim for Safety” project supported by Princess Charlene of the Monaco Foundation in Sri Lanka to teach underprivileged children swimming and water safety.

The general public can follow the race online from start to finish, vote for their favorite team and donate.

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Cap Optimist: From Monaco to Athens

At 2:30 pm, Race Director Stephanie Guy Arbalnes of the Riviera Waterbike Challenge set out for the departure from the Yacht Club of “Cap Optimist”, an expedition from Monaco to Athens. The blessing of the race took place in front of Prince HSH, Minister of State HE Pierre Dartou, the French ambassador, and many Monaco people.

A cap optimist team of six experienced waterwomen and life-saving champions (Stephanie Guy Arbal Nace, Alexandra Lux, Emmanuel Becheron, Itzial Abascar, Margot Calvet, Marigo Geneche) within 15 days. Take turns paddleboarding to arrive in Athens, Greece. Over 1800 km.

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The purpose of this crossroads is to raise funds for the Monaco Foundation’s educational project for Princess Charlene and the Greek ELPIDA Association with cancer in sick children.

This expedition also prepares for the crossing of the great Cap Optimists in the South Pacific from Peru to French Polynesia, setting a new world record in 2023 and helping sick people live better thanks to sports. Promote the Hope Team East Association to help you.

Cap Optimists provide donors to support them through the purchase of kilometers (1 km = € 100), which represent the effort and distance of this intersection by the strength of their weapons.

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