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by Mark Zalewski
December 30, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert extends series lead with Azencross win; Sanne Cant wins Azencross; Frustrations as no proof of innocence given to parliament in Wiggins case; Syncing with Sagan: Sam Bennett looks ahead to 2017; Van der Poel okay after hard crash; Stybar makes return to cyclocross in Azencross; More questions arise from Tour of Qatar cancellation; Family of fallen cyclist calls for safer roads; Jens Voigt to ‘Everest’ Berlin Teufelsberg hill for charity; Video: Best of 2016 by bike; Ride along with Wout van Aert.
Former hour record holder Jens Voigt announced that he will ‘Everest’ Berlin’s Teufelsberg hill for charity. By that he means he will ride up and down the 120 metre hill over 24 hours to total 8,848 metres, or the height of Mt. Everest.
“Of course people might think I am crazy to do something like this,” Voigt wrote on his fundraising page. “But hey, I never said I wasn’t crazy right?
“I want to do this for two reasons. First and foremost I was touched by the amazing charity work of the Tour de Cure and I want to help raise as much awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.
“The second reason is that I love to challenge my limits, trying to see what my body & mind are capable of and what better way to do this than riding my bike for 24 hours — climbing the equivalent of the Mount Everest! It will possibly be the ride that embodies my motto ‘SHUT UP LEGS’ like nothing else I’ve ever done on the bike before … certainly the last 12 hours!”
The hill is a man-made one, like many in cities around Europe, that was formed out of a rubble mound following the Second World War.
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