Britain’s four-time Kona queen Chrissie Wellington has added another charitable role to her roster – from next month she’ll become an ambassador for the pro-amateur Trois Etapes cycle series.
Organisers Cosaveli have managed to raise more than $6.5m for charity over the past three years, and their success has led them to expand the series from two to four events, adding a Classics event in Belgium and a Mallorca event to its Giro and Tour events in 2015.
The Trois Etapes series sees pro cyclists team up with amateurs to tackle multi-stage races created in the mould of European Grand Tours. Chrissie raced this year as part of a groundbreaking all-women team of athletes, raising funds for World Bicycle Relief.
“I am very excited to be joining Cosaveli as its first Trois Etapes Ambassador,” she said. “Cosaveli’s pro-am cycle series is a fantastic way to combine world class pro-am cycling and fundraising. Their success, particularly in raising over $6.5m in three years, has convinced me to get fully behind this unique organisation.”
Prior to becoming an Ironman athlete Chrissie had a lengthy career in international development. Since retiring from the sport in 2012 she’s been an active patron for a number of charities in the UK and overseas, as well as working as a motivational and public speaker, and columnist for your favourite tri mag.
For more from Chrissie pick up the December issue of 220 Triathlon magazine, on sale now, where she shares he advice on how to set race goals, boost motivation and develop your training plan.
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