Professional Cyclist Phil Gaimon, who currently rides for Cannondale- Drapac, has announced his retirement from Professional Cycling. Phil has been an animator over the years in Southern California’s major stage races where he went on to win the Redlands Bicycle Classic and had stage wins at the San Dimas Stage Race.
Phil went on to race internationally and won a stage at the Tour of San Luis in Argentina and finished 2nd overall while riding for Cannondale Pro Cycling in in 2014 .
We wish Phil the best of luck in his retirement and hope you can join him in celebrating the end of his pro cycling career as he looks forward to the next chapter.
Below is a note from Phil Gaimon about the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough
Dear fellow SoCal cyclists,
I planned the Gran Fondo for as a great day and a fundraiser for City of Hope. Now, in case you missed the news, I’m moving on from professional cycling (or pro cycling has moved on from me), and it will also be my retirement party. I’ve had some great help, I’ve put all of my free time this season into this, and pro cyclists have lots of free time, so you won’t want to miss the inaugural Malibu Gran Cookie Dough.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Three beautiful courses from 46 to 118 miles designed by yours truly, including Mulholland, the Pacific Coast Highway, and incredible climbs and descents
– Cookies at the top of the canyons, baked by celebrity chef Jeff Mahin
– Lots of awesome pros
– VIP dinner at Pedalers Fork — a classy, cycling-themed restaurant
– Awesome cookie clothes from Castelli
– Raffling a Cannondale Slate, and a Cannondale Evo Disc for City of Hope
– Free beer (can someone offer me a ride home?)
– Espresso and cookie rest stop by the beach in Malibu
- Possible dolphin sightings
- Possible celebrity sightings
- The forecast is 80 degrees and sunny
Tell your friends and hope to see you there! More info at philsfondo.com