Ahead of this weekend’s Bluewater International Granfondo, veteran cyclist makes a visit

Frankie Andrew of Dearborn, MIch., cheers on at last Wednesday practice event

For several weeks, every Wednesday night, more than 150 cyclists have been training/practising for this Sunday’s (August 5) Bluewater International Granfondo event.

This week (August 1) there was a special guest to cheer on those who will take part in what has becoming an increasingly popular event that raises money for palliative care services in the area.

Frankie Andreu, who is now retired from the sport and lives in Dearborn, Mich., rode as team captain of the U.S. Postal Service cycling team in 1998, 1999 and 2000. During his career, he won a number of race stages and finished fourth in the cycling road race at the 1996 Olympics. 

Obviously still a champion of the sport, Andreu took a few minutes to encourage those participating in the upcoming event.

He also spoke to media and we’ve included the complete video of that part of Wednesday’s pre-practice appearance:

There are some 900 cyclists confirmed to take part in this year’s event, which is in its third year.

More information on the event is available online at www.bigf.ca

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