LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine and Festina USA have partnered to host “Victory Lap” at the Tourneau Time Dome at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 26. “Victory Lap” features a reunion of American cycling legends from the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, including Olympic medalist Davis Phinney; personal coach to Lance Armstrong Chris Carmichael; and three-time Tour de France veteran Bob Roll.
“Victory Lap” gives attendees inside access to American cycling royalty. Guests will participate in a discussion revisiting the 7-Eleven Cycling Team’s rise to dominance as America’s original “dream team” and spotlighting first-hand accounts of the team’s defining moments. “Victory Lap” also features 7-Eleven cycling stars Ron Kiefel, Tom Schuler and Alex Stieda.
“Bicycling is honored to partner with Festina and Tourneau for ‘Victory Lap,’” said Chris Lambiase, Bicycling vice president/publishing director. “The 7-Eleven Cycling Team’s formation and emergence into racing’s world-class ranks marked a magical and pivotal time for American cycling. The team contributed some of the all-time most memorable performances at the Tour de France and always competed with emotion and energy that made it easy for fans to rally behind them. Most of the people attending Interbike idolized these cyclists, and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase their accomplishments.”
“Victory Lap” is the sixth in a series of VIP events produced by Bicycling and Festina and hosted at Tourneau locations in New York City and Las Vegas since 2005. This year’s event is a benefit for the Davis Phinney Foundation, started in 2004 to raise money for Parkinson’s disease research and to explore the positive effects of fitness and exercise on Parkinson’s sufferers. Bicycling will match all donations made by event attendees to the Davis Phinney Foundation by October 31, 2007.
"Festina is proud to salute the 40+ million cyclists around the country, and to continue our association with Tourneau and Bicycling magazine by presenting ‘Victory Lap,’" said Festina USA vice president Phil Schwetz.
Free to the general public, “Victory Lap” begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception immediately followed by a group discussion with the 7-Eleven racers led by former USPRO Cycling champion, Univest Grand Prix event director and ESPN cycling analyst John Eustice.