It’s hard to watch the Amgen Tour of California and not be inspired by the enormous effort and strength shown by the athletes.Stage by stage, the cyclists are determined to stay focused and never give up until they reach their goal.
It takes even more determination to fight cancer.Through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, cancer patients and their families struggle to face each challenge with courage and focus.And just as it takes a team of cyclists to help one break away from the pack and take the lead, it takes a strong support system to help one person fight cancer.
The similarities between athletic endurance events and the cancer journey is very clear during this year’s Amgen Tour of California, all because of Breakaway from Cancer®.This is why Amgen created the Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider jersey. This jersey is awarded to a cyclist who best exemplifies the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer.
The stage 6 Most Courageous Rider jersey was awarded to professional cyclist and Breakaway from Cancer supporter, George Hincapie, for the strength and leadership he exemplified throughout this stage of the race. Congratulations, George!