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LKZ 2017/07/06
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Bicycle tour falls through due to rain

No more than 50 cyclists started the popular tour organised by Ludwigsburg’s cycling club RSC-Komet.

The weather had not meant well for the event. In the early morning already, the sky had opened its sluices and made good abundantly for what the soils had been longing for for weeks: Water, water and water again bringing along a lot of wind. As a consequence lots of interested cyclists lacked the courage to stand up to the weather.

In spite of that, some few cyclists threw them into the weather battle and cycled the tour under these adverse conditions. According to Ludwigsburg’s cycling club RSC Komet just under ten percent of the number of cyclists calculated over the years had registered for the tour in the end. As in the past years, the event organiser had planned to receive 500 cyclists from far and wide, riding the popular distances over 80 or 125 kilometres. This year, the winning team with the biggest number of participants was significantly below standard. The team consisted of nine male and one female cyclists on road bikes sent by the Ludwigsburg company Zedler - Institut für Fahrradtechnik und Sicherheit.

During the prize awarding ceremony at the club house in Eglosheim, the sun came out again so that Petra Grunewald as tour rider of the Zedler company was able to receive the glass winners trophy from the former RSC-Komet chairman Frank Schwartz. All in all, this year’s tour fell through, without being cancelled completely.

Author: Eberhard Diezel

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