1st Prize-winner: Caroline Towers
(wins a Cannondale CAAD5 custom frame)
Runner Up: Fred Clausen:
(wins a Saeco Jersey signed by Mario Cipollini)
Runner Up: David Fields:
(wins a Volvo/Cannondale Jersey signed by Cadel Evans)

Caroline Towers is an 18-year old rider from the UK. She was on holiday in Crete when we drew the contest, but according to her mum, she's thrilled at her win and "I am sure at this time it is just the motivation she needs to develop her cycling talent". Caroline watched her first 3 Peaks International Cyclo Cross Event when she was about 7 weeks old, was lusting after a Cannondale while on holiday in the US last year and is a fan of the Lion King, as befits a Leo!

Fred Clausen from Denmark is a member of the 150-strong CMO club, started riding two years ago, trains three times a week and says "I'm totally crazy about the sport."

"I will use my new jersey every time I take a part in a official race here in Denmark, and maybe I will go to Belgium in September and take part in a race there."

(left) Fred at the 150km 'Langeland rundt' race last year. "There was a heavy storm and rain, but we completed the race anyway."

David Fields of Bloomington, MN, USA has been riding for five years, "the first four of those years on an ancient Peugeot, and this last year on a custom Cannondale cobbled together online (the upgrade has been nice)."

He also tells us, "I'll be trying my hand (or legs) at racing for the first time this summer, likely clad in the jersey from this competition (thank you). Here's hoping I can learn to climb too."


The Cannondale Giro d'Italia competition was Cyclingews' most successful yet, with around 6,000 entries. Many thanks to Cannondale for sponsoring the competition and providing the great prizes, to the riders who provided their signed clothing and thanks to all of you who entered, and above all...

Keep Riding

The team @ Cyclingnews
Gerard, Jeff, Tomas, Adrian, John, Grant and John