Humanitarian note

Living in motion. With Maks.

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In the Adria Mobil Cycling Club, we see cycling as more than just a sport. We see it as an opportunity for personal growth and development and, with that in mind, we intend to add a humanitarian note to this year's race (the 21st in succession). Eight-year-old Maks Černelč is an exceptional and talented boy who personifies determination, motivation and joie de vivre. Maks draws. His drawing "Pravljična Slovenija" (Fairytale Slovenia) won the Doodle 4 Google contest. His drawings are colourful and they contain the sun that is laughing just like Maks, even though he has been suffering from spinal muscular atrophy since birth, which is why he needs a wheelchair as a mobility aid.

Those of us who are involved in cycling know what it takes to be a winner and because we reward the best with colourful jerseys, the Tour of Slovenia 2014 is going to have its own official jersey. The jersey is going to bear Maks's picture, which he drew especially for the occasion and it depicts cyclists participating in this year's race. All the proceeds from the sale of the official Tour of Slovenia jersey, which are going to be sold for € 10, will go towards purchasing a wheelchair for Maks who is already our winner.

We invite you to join us in this humanitarian project by purchasing a jersey. We believe that through shared efforts we can raise the necessary € 7,000 for the wheelchair, which will enable Maks to explore the world around him much more easily.