EVERY PERSON HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL OF SOMEONE WHO HAS MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON THEIR LIVES.
This impression may be one that completely altered us in some way, an impression that shaped us into who we are today . . .
This is our story; a story of how our team, RUBICON-ORBEA was started by a simple act of kindness from Lance Armstrong and how we give back to the community and to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
The creation of Team RUBICON-ORBEA, benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation is the result of the dream of the team’s captain, Norrene Godfrey. Norrene is a competitive cyclist who lost her mother to cancer in the fall of 2001. Her mother was inspired by the courage of Lance Armstrong to continue waging her battle with cancer. Lance is obviously an international mega-star athlete, known for his victories against testicular cancer and the world famous Tour de France. Yet, despite his hectic schedule, Lance took the time to personally touch Norrene’s mother’s life, even sending her one of his cycling jerseys autographed with the words “Fight mom, Lance Armstrong” thus encouraging her to persevere.
In order to repay Lance for his kindness and “pay-it-forward,” Norrene dreamed of a cycling team that would ride in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and its fight against cancer.
Thus, Team RUBICON-ORBEA, benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation was born.
The RUBICON-ORBEA team has two core missions -
- Giving back by raising funds and awareness for the Lance Armstrong Foundation through community involvement and charity work.
- Giving back by developing young cycling athletes into the next generation of professional athlete