About Tommy D: Tom Danielson is an American professional cyclist who races for the Garmin-Sharp Pro Tour team. Danielson has won many international races and was the highest placed American in the 2011 Tour de France finishing in 8thplace overall. Known for his laid back persona and giving back to the sport, he is regarded as one of the top stage racers with his world-class climbing abilities and solid time trialing against the clock.

In 2003, Danielson formed a scholarship fund for his alma mater, Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, which supports student cyclists on the Fort Lewis Cycling Team. He has also raised money for junior cycling in Colorado, has held several camps for juniors in his name, and given his time and expertise to young racers across the country to help the sport grow. During the offseason, Danielson participates in several fund raising efforts and organized rides to help raise money for various causes.

 

About T20 Cycling:  Twenty Twenty (T20) Cycling LLC today announced that Emmy® nominated actor and avid cyclist Patrick Dempsey and veteran Pro-Cyclist, Tom Danielson will host an all-inclusive, week-long cycling-focused camp at the renowned fitness retreat, The Ranch at Live Oak / Malibu in January.  This educational and action-packed week offers a limited number of cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the life of a pro athlete and learn how to improve their own performance in the sport.  The camp runs January 20 – 26, 2013. To learn more, request information, or to register, visit http://www.t20cycling.com or http://www.theranchmalibu.com .

The daily program, which is limited to 16 guests, will include fully supported rides, nutritionally prepared meals by industry experts, daily massages, and fitness and nutrition program advice/consultation along with private accommodations. This intimate experience will also allow for riders to receive personal interaction with both Dempsey and Danielson during their six night stay.

“Tom and I are extremely excited to create a whole new type of cycling experience.” said Dempsey. “The Ranch at Live Oak is the perfect setting to have an unforgettable week riding, relaxing, and learning how to improve both on and off the bike—all while benefiting youth cycling and the future of this great sport. I’m just hoping I can keep up with our guests!”

To ensure riders have the ultimate experience, T20 Cycling has teamed up with industry leaders Specialized and Garmin® to provide pro caliber equipment. Each cyclist will receive their own personal Garmin Edge® GPS cycling computer to track and record their rides. With a total 400 miles to be covered over the week, moderate or advanced fitness is recommended but not required.

“The roads around Malibu have become one of my favorite places to train.” said Danielson. “You can ride all day on perfect roads with mountains on one side and ocean on the other with very little traffic. Patrick and I are excited to share this area, help others get a jump-start on their 2013 cycling and fitness goals and give back to the future of cycling.”

This exclusive camp will benefit youth cycling and promote fitness and wellness to the youth though the sport of cycling. The weeklong program will be offered at an all-inclusive rate of $8,000 with 10% of proceeds being donated to various youth charities.

 

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