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VIDEO: Phil Gaimon versus Fabian Cancellara!

Watch Phil Gaimon race Fabian Cancellara race up the Col du Pillon in Switzerland as they raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity

Putting their differences behind them, Gaimon and Cancellara rode together and went head-to-head up the 6.9 km climb of the Col du Pillon for charity. Gaimon was slightly quicker, but has demanded a re-match, inviting Fabian to come race in California in October at the Hillclimb Championships up Gibraltar Road.

Gaimon is known globally for his love of hill climbing and subsequent KOM records on Strava in his worst reitrement series.

Cancellara won many professional races including the 2010 Tour of Flanders retired recently, started a series of Gran Fondo's called "Chasing Cancellara".

click here to donateAll proceeds of the race benefits Phil Gaimon's chosen charity, Chefs Cycles for No Kid Hungry and Cancellara's chosen charity, Laures / Sport for Good.

So far Gaimon's fans have raised over $20,000 of the original goal, for charity with some incredible donations made including Bank of America Charitable. Several cycling fans donated over $1,000, including Lynne LowryScott Tedro, and Stage Presence.
 
Chapeau to Fabian Cancellara for hosting the event and for Phil Gaimon accepting the challenge.
 
The event was funded by one of world fastest growing cycling sites, Velo Guide. VeloGuide is an on-demand 'ride and guide' sharing application for cyclists. Traveling cyclists can use VeloGuide to find bikes and guides when they're on the move.
 

Hillclimb World Championships!

2,593 ft, 6.1 miles - Santa Barbara, California, October 26, 2018

Reigning National Hillclimb Champion's Phil Gaimon & Margot Clyne will try to defend their stars and stripes jerseys, and compete for global supremacy on Gibraltar road.

World & American champions crowned for pros & age groups, while riders of all levels can test themselves on a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California. known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara offers a gorgeous backdrop for a world-class event.

Hillclimb Worlds kicks off a full weekend of great riding in socal: suffer uphill Friday Oct 26 in Santa Barbara, and then enjoy yourself at Phil's Cookie Fondo Saturday and Sunday Oct 27-28 in Malibu.

Trek-Segafredo rider Peter Stetina holds the current KOM on the 6.1 mile climb of Gibraltar Road, set on Stage 3 of the 2016 AMGEN Tour of California, a time of 28m 9s.

Phil Gaimon famously set a time of 29 minutes dead in Season 1, Episode 5 of the "Worst Retirement Ever". 

You can find the official Strava segment here: http://www.thenational.ae/storyimage/AB/20151223/ARTICLE/151229586/AR/0/&NCS_modified=20151223083557&MaxW=640&MaxH=427&AR-151229586.jpg https://www.strava.com/segments/658277

For more information, please visit: https://www.hillclimbworlds.com

Hillclimb World Championships 2,593 ft, 6.1 miles - Santa Barbara, California, October 26, 2018