Jan 17, 2013
By Michael Kramer
The organizer of the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer in Toronto says he believes the scandal surrounding disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong will not hurt the fund-raising effort.
Steve Merker is Vice President of Business Development at The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
The latest rebuke to Armstrong comes from the International Olympic Committee. It stripped Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The athlete is reported to have admitted to doping during the years when he dominated international cycling, during a recorded interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is an annual non-competitive cycling event held in various locations across Canada and Australia that sees thousands of riders travel more than 200 kilometres over two days.