Manu Ginobili spotted at inaugural Tour de France bike race in San Antonio

Otto I. Eovaldi

L’Étape San Antonio, billed as the only formal amateur Tour de France race, capped off Fiesta FitFest with a successful inaugural race on Sunday, April 10. The function drew above 3,000 cyclists, together with some renowned faces. 

Former Spurs capturing guard and latest Corridor of Fame inductee Manu Ginobili joined in on the festivities, together with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and ESPN analyst and ex-Spur Fabricio Oberto. The trio posed with each other for a image captured by the cycling firm at the scene of the criminal offense.

For devoted Spurs dynasty enthusiasts, Ginobili cycling sightings have develop into some thing of a phenomenon all around city. His existence at the esteemed internationally travelling race was only fitting. The retired basketball participant is specifically fond of Mission Path. If you repeated the path adequate, you may perhaps uncover him pedaling previous you, donning a San Antonio Spurs biking shirt.

In an job interview performed following the 25-mile race, Ginobili shared that he’s been biking for about three years, starting all-around 6-months article retirement. When requested if the race was difficult he replied, “It was tough but that’s the intent appropriate?”

Subsequent the San Antonio race, L’Étape will be held in 25 destinations this calendar year. The series will pedal into China and Thailand and Mexico subsequent month. The San Antonio quit remains the only U.S. race in the sequence. 

On Sunday, cyclists geared up at 7 a.m. Each rider registered for the race could decide on to embark on one of 3 routes — a 100-mile, a 60-mile, or a 25-mile race. Winners for the longest race integrated Spencer Jones and Annie Bathalter. 60-mile champions had been Luis Chacon and Jennifer Genuine. In the 25-miler, Genevieve Vargas and Carlos Lopez won in their respective gendered classes. 

The Tour de France is the most prestigious biking party in the world, and will take put every single summer season around the class of 23 days throughout France and neighboring international locations. 

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