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"Riviera Water Bike Challenge" - Nice - Monaco - 04.06.2017

The start of the « Riviera Water Bike Challenge » in Nice
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From left to right: Mr. Terence Parkin, Ambassador of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, HSH Princess Charlene, HSH Prince Albert, Mr Gareth Wittstock
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From left to right: Paula Radcliffe, HSH Prince Albert II, Jean-Baptiste Botti and David Coulthard on the starting line
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The participants after the beginning of the race
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TSH the Prince and Princess of Monaco
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HSH Princess Charlene
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HSH Prince Albert II watching the race
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In front of the Oceanographic Museum
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The Monaco Police team with their captains Nico Rosberg and Dan Luger, celebrating their second position
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The COCC team with their captains Mika Häkkinen and Esteban Lozada, celebrating their third position
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HSH Prince Albert II, Mr. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice - President of Nice Cote d'Azur Metropolis, and the participants paid tribute to the victims of June 3rd London attacks by observing a minute’s silence
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HSH Prince Albert II and Mr. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice - President of Nice Cote d'Azur Metropolis, surrounded by the participants
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HSH Prince Albert II and Mr. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice - President of Nice Cote d'Azur Metropolis, surrounded by David Coulthard, Muriel Hurtis, Valérie Nicolas and their teams
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The captains Jean-Baptiste Botti and Tiffany Cromwell, and their team Stelios Philantropic Foundation, surrounded by Mr. Terence Parkin, Ambassador of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Mr Gareth Wittstock
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The Monte-Carlo Polo Team and their captains Pierre Frolla and Nic Lamb, both of them Ambassadors of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation
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The captains Paula Radcliffe, Kevin Crovetto and The Wine Palace team
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The Fondation François-Xavier Mora’s team, whose captains are the rugbyman Percy Montgomery and the swimming champion Ryk Neethling, won the « Riviera Water Bike Challenge », which took place on 4 June 2017, between Nice and Monaco.
 
After Mr. Christian Estrosi’s welcome address, Mayor of Nice - President of Nice Cote d'Azur Metropolis, HSH Prince Albert II asked for a minute of silence in memory of yesterday’s London attacks’ victims.
 
HSH Prince Albert II opened the race alongside the nine other teams.
 
HSH Princess Charlene warmly congratulated the participants and awarded the winners. The teams Monaco Police and COCC respectively ranked second and third.
 
Four Ambassadors of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation – Pierre Frolla, Nic Lamb, Jamie Mitchell, Terence Parkin – took part in the competition.
 
On this day, Ryk Neethling, one of the most accomplished swimmers in history, was in his turn named Ambassador of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation for his commitment to the children’s cause.
 
For more information, see the Riviera Water Bike Challenge Press Kit .