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Team Rynkeby Director: “So much to be happy about”It was a very pleased director that welcomed nearly 2,500 Team Rynkeby participants to Paris yesterday.
11-year-old fighter Elsa crossed the finish line with her dadAs 11-year-old Elsa Andersson cycled in together with the other participants in Team Rynkeby, she became the youngest participant ever to cross the yellow finish line in Paris. Technically, she is underage to participate, but as she had been given leave from her cancer ward in Sweden to join her dad as he crossed the finish line, an exception was made.
Eight days in the saddle are over – Team Rynkeby gets poignant welcoming in ParisEfter åtta dagar i sadeln avslutade Team Rynkeby idag sin årliga cykeltur till Paris till förmån för kritiskt sjuka barn. Och välgörenhetscykellaget fick en rörande mottagning i den franska huvudstaden.
Follow Team Rynkeby’s arrival in Paris LIVE starting at 13:00Team Rynkeby is LIVE-streaming the entire charity cycling team’s arrival in Paris today. You can watch the arrival LIVE on this page starting at 13:00.
Cycling became Caroline’s therapy after Lucas' battle with cancerAt the end of April 2014, Caroline Magnusson's world turned upside down. Doctors confirmed that the lump in her 3-year-old son Lucas' stomach was a malignant tumour of an unusual type of cancer. Thanks to successful research, Lucas is now in recovery and spends his time just like any other 8-year-old. But his illness has left its mark on Caroline. “Cycling has become my therapy, my way of healing from Lucas' illness,” she says.
Magnus was diagnosed with cancer when he was 9 years old – Team Rynkeby is the bestMagnus Magnusson var ni år, da han fik kræft. Han ved derfor bedre end de fleste, hvad færøske børn går igennem, når de bliver alvorligt syge og må flyttes til Danmark i behandling – langt væk fra familie og venner.
3-year-old Laura died of cancer – her parents cheer on Team Rynkeby in BelgiumRørende scener udspillede sig på Mur de Huy i Belgien tidligere i dag, da forældrene til 3-årige Laura, der døde af kræft i foråret, mødte op og hyldede Team Rynkeby-rytterne, der lige nu er på vej mod Paris.
Amazing atmosphere at the top of Mur de HuyThere is no other stretch of the Tour de Paris as famous and as feared as the legendary hill Mur de Huy in Belgium. And today, Team Rynkeby participants climbed the notorious hill one by one in the sunshine.
28 teams will climb the summit of Mur de Huy today – see all the times here28 Team Rynkeby-hold passerer i dag den legendariske Ardenner-bakke, Mur de Huy. Tour News sender LIVE fra toppen hele formiddagen. Se hvornår holdene ankommer her.
Lovisa didn’t stand a chanceIt is every parent's worst nightmare to hear that your child has no chance of survival. But this is the reality for children diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), a tumour located in the brain stem. It’s a disease that no child has survived. "We got 10 months with Lovisa before she passed away", says Thomas Rydström, currently cycling towards Paris with TRGM Malmö as a tribute to his daughter.
“We started from scratch – but we’re always learning something new”Ahead of this season, the Team Rynkeby Foundation established its first team in Germany. The learning curve has been steep for Team Rynkeby – hohes C Nieder-Olm, but after just three days in the saddle everything is coming together.
Hanna survived the cancer – “A maximum dose was my only chance to survive.”At the age of four, Hanna Falk was diagnosed with leukaemia. Fifteen years later, after spending many hours inside a hospital, she was told she was cancer-free. “I found out afterwards that I came so close to dying,” says Hanna, who is participating with TRGM Linköping for the first time.
Jette’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer at age 14 – now Jette is cycling to Paris with her son-in-law to help other children with critical illnessesJette Haugaard and Kasper Mikkelsen are mother and son-in-law. They’re united on Team Rynkeby for a very special reason.
"No parent should have to watch their child die""The more parents who won't have to experience their child dying, the better". That's how Roger Bäcklund describes his involvement in the team and why this project is so close to his heart. Six years ago to the day, on the same day as the start of Tour de Paris, Roger's daughter passed away from skin cancer.
Jette and her team slave from morning till night – with an amazing sense of communityJette Kaastrup Christensen has been part of Team Rynkeby Ringe’s service team for eight years now. And even though she slaves from morning till night, she can’t imagine summer without the Tour de Paris.
The team gave Annica back the joy to liveAnnica Liljekvist’s life took an unexpected turn in November of 2017. The lump she had noticed in her breast turned out to be an aggressive type of breast cancer. After going through tough treatments for several months, she was finally done. Only one month after her last treatment, Annica submitted an application to participate in the Team Rynkeby project. “I don't think rest of the team realise how much they mean to me,” she says.
Team Rynkeby became Arild’s therapy when he lost his 6-year-old son to cancerArild Østbø lost his 6-year-old son to cancer in 2012. Shortly afterward, he became involved in establishing Team Rynkeby in Norway. It became his way of dealing with his sorrow.
“It is not humane to be so young and know that you are going to die.”Tour de Paris 2019 has officially started, as a total of 54 teams from seven different countries began their journey towards the French capital. Eyes filled with tears and emotions ran high as the team made their first stop at the Children and Youth Hospital in Lund, where they visited children currently fighting for their lives.
“It means a lot to have the chance to say thanks”Betina Vedsted cycled the first three kilometres of Team Rynkeby’s ride to Paris together with her son Jacob, who has been through a long and difficult treatment for cancer.
Record number of Team Rynkeby cyclists start the tour in Copenhagen550 cyclists from 12 different teams departed as a group in Copenhagen today as Team Rynkeby began its 18th Tour de Paris.
How Team Rynkeby begins the ride to Paris - see times and placesTeam Rynkeby’s 54 teams will begin the ride to Paris in 47 events in 41 cities in 6 countries over 7 different days. Get the full overview here.
Follow the trip to Paris minute by minuteYou can follow Team Rynkeby’s trip to Paris minute by minute. With the help of the Swedish GPS company, Axtech AB, we’re live tracking Team Rynkeby for the entire trip to Paris online.
Team Rynkeby is getting ready for a big blowout in Paris – see the time and placeThousands of people are expected to head to Paris to welcome Team Rynkeby when the charity cycling team arrives in the French capital on 6 July 2019.
Cyclists must become better at complying with road safety lawsThere will be no peace between motorists and cyclists until cyclists learn to comply with road safety laws. That’s the message from Team Rynkeby Foundation CEO Carl Erik Dalbøge.
The Girl with the Cold was Actually Fatally IllNanna Kjær Markussen was always the girl with the cold in kindergarten. She was more ill than the other children, and in the schoolyard she always found it hard to keep up. Not until she was 12 years old did the doctors discover why.
Team Rynkeby is dropping the physical Tour de Paris – will instead focus on virtual cyclingTeam Rynkeby’s annual cycling trip to Paris will be virtual starting in 2021. This is in order to bring the charity cycling team to a larger and more global target group.
A quarter of a million children will participate in the Team Rynkeby School RunNearly a quarter of a million schoolchildren will take part when Team Rynkeby Foundation holds the annual “Team Rynkeby School Run” for the benefit of critically ill children.
Team Rynkeby gets a record number of sponsors on the cycling wearThis year, 1,342 companies are getting their logo on Team Rynkeby’s cycling wear. It is the highest number of clothing sponsors ever.
The deadline is drawing nearer: 1,100 companies have now signed a clothing sponsorship agreement with Team Rynkeby.Team Rynkeby Foundation has entered the new year with a renewed belief that it is possible to set new fundraising records yet again this year. But we’ll have to work hard up until the deadline on 18 January 2019.
Team Rynkeby begins taking orders for original team wearTeam Rynkeby’s characteristic yellow cycling wear has undergone a striking makeover prior to the upcoming cycling season. Team Rynkeby’s official 2018 team wear is now available in Team Rynkeby’s webshop.
Mikkel Tholstrup Dahlqvist
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