Vatican athletes also participated in the World Cycling Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland | Hungarian Post
The Vatican team also competed in the 160-kilometre Gran Fondo race with Renault Alberto Bellapadrona and Marcus Bergmann, Austria’s ambassador to the Holy See.
“We will not only go to the Cycling World Cup, but also train in solidarity,” declared the cyclists of Atlética Vaticana. Almost a year ago, on September 25, 2022, an athlete officially representing the Vatican State participated in the World Championships for the first time in the history of international sports. The venue was then the World Road Cycling Championships held in Wollongong, Australia, and the athlete was Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Ryan Schorwis. To Chiara Burrow She had a husband.
The delegation testified to the authentic values that are part of the history of cycling, especially the initiatives targeting the most vulnerable and social catch-up. Australian Rien Schurrhuis stated, among other things, that the bike he rode in the world championships, which was donated by Pinarello, “will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to St. Martha’s Pediatric Clinic in the Vatican which helps five hundred poor families with young children.” Some young children living in poverty who immigrated to Italy with their parents learned to ride bicycles in the Vatican. On July 8, Vatican VI. In front of the Pál Hall, members of the Vatican Sports Confederation Atlética Vatican put them on bicycles for the first time. The Vatican athletes also met with the most vulnerable in the organization of the Diocese of Glasgow to bear witness first hand to Pope Francis’ approach to fraternal and inclusive sports.
source: Vatican Radio
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