Last minute change for Tour of Romandie
Yukiya Arashiro will start tomorrow at Tour of Romandie in place of Enrico Gasparotto. Gasparotto was a good friend of late Michele Scarponi and was really shocked with the news of passing of Michele, so Enrico will attend his funeral and miss this race. Gasparotto was really looking forward to this race as it is close to his residence but also because he connected Team Bahrain Merida with the foundation he supports and acts as an ambassador – Greenhope. The slogan of Greenhope fundation is “sports against cancer” and that is what Luca Cereghetti and his staff are doing, they are taking young people effected by cancer to the sports events, showing them how with determination you can achieve great goals. Kids look up to all athletes and we’ll be really happy to spend some time with Greenhope kids this week and give them behind the scene look into a life of an athlete. Team Bahrain Merida will wear specially designed helmets to honour the Greenhope foundation. Later those helmets will be auctions with all profit going to the Greenhope foundation.