A charity event helping to raise funds for sustainable mobility in Monaco, created by Matteo Trentin and his wife, Claudia Morandini the Beking criterium will be more of a fundraiser than a serious bike race, with the riders currently enjoying their off-season only expected to take the on-bike action semi-seriously.
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"Beking Monaco is only in its third edition and has already experienced exponential growth. I am proud to be part of this social platform to promote sustainable mobility, inspire and give back to the community a sense of livability in our cities," says Cavendish of the race. "As sportsmen and women, we are lucky to be able to do what we love. So to be able to inspire children and young people by giving them the opportunity to spend a day cycling is a great privilege for me. As a parent, I try to show my children the many ways they can enjoy sport, especially cycling, whether it is for fitness, mobility, enjoyment or competition."
Other notable names set to be involved include the likes of Michael Matthews, Urska Zigart, Elia Viviani, Elena Cecchini, Davide Formolo, Alessandro Covi, Samuele Battistella, Fausto Masnada, Niccolò Bonifazio, Matteo Moschetti, Matej Mohoric and Magnus Sheffield.