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Riviera Water Bike Challenge makes a splash for Princess Charlene Foundation

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On Sunday 4 June, royalty and celebrity residents of the Monaco principality came together for the Riviera Water Bike Challenge in support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. The RWBC consisted of a 21-kilometer relay race on water bikes with 10 international teams of five going head-to-head, including two sporting personalities per team.

ASG International, of which SCICON is a brand, was one of the event’s partners and also supplied the cycling kit for all participants, with the SCICON logo featuring on each.

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Claudio Fantin of ASG presents HSH Prince Albert with a beautiful Ftech gift for Their Serene Highnesses Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.

The goal of the event was to raise vital funds in order to establish the first aquatic rescue centre in Burkina Faso. This ambitious project, in partnership with the Monaco Red Cross and the Burkina Faso Red Cross, will see the relocation of the Monaco Pavilion from the Milan World Expo to Burkina Faso in order to become a new First Aid, Hospitality and Aquatic Rescue training centre.

Sporting celebrities in attendance included the recently retired Formula One world champion, Nico Rosberg, together with local former F1 racing driver, David Coulthard. Australian professional cyclist Tiffany Cromwell put her pedalling skills to good use, as well as international names from other sports including Percy Montgomery (Rugby, South Africa), Ryk Neethling and Terence Parkin (both Swimming, South Africa).

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Claudio Fantin of ASG and Massimo Fantin of SCICON among Percy Montgomery, Ryk Neethling and Terence Parkin

Prince Albert II took part in the event, showing he’s not averse to getting stuck into the action, as did Princess Charlene’s brother Gareth Wittstock who also designed the event’s custom Ftech cycling kit.

Princess Charlene was herself a former Olympic swimmer, and her foundation was established in 2012 to educate children in water safety and to provide swimming lessons.

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SCICON Bags, as part of the ASG group, is proud to have been a part of this charity event raising funds for a great cause and congratulates all of the participants for their efforts on and off the bike at the event.

Photo credit: Eric Mathon and Axel Bastello / Palais Princier

 

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