Swiss pro-cyclists support Laureus Foundation Switzerland in gruelling cycle race
It is one of Europe’s most challenging pro-am cycle races.
And taking in 1,000 km and reaching altitudes of 14,500 metres, even the most dedicated of cyclists are pushed to the limits when they have attempted to reach the finish line.
That race is Switzerland’s legendary TorTour.
And once again, Team Laureus are set to battle through the pain to raise funds for children through the inspiring power of sport.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Laureus Foundation Switzerland is the official charity partner of the legendary TorTour and pro sports people and business leaders of Switzerland are coming together in a team to promote Sport for Good.
Those putting their feet in the pedals to raise funds this year are Laureus Ambassador and Olympic champion Jan Frodeno and business leaders Matthias Remund, Urs Lehmann, Thomas Binggeli, Per Utnegaard, Martin Wittwer and Milo Stössel.
Every penny goes to help improve the lives of children across Switzerland through the inspiring Laureus Metro Sport project.
Laureus Metro Sports uses sport as an instrument for the social rehabilitation and inclusion of young people with disabilities by supporting greater integration of disabled participants into sporting disciplines.
The project has paved the way for disabled kids all over Switzerland to engage with their peers both with and without disabilities through sports.