Christine D’Ercole Racing at the Velodrome Tonight

CDE is back in the Velodrome tonight, racing in the Nicole Reinhart Memorial.  In a recent post to her Instagram Stories, Christine mentioned that Nicole played a pivotal role in Christine’s early racing career when she began racing with her in 1997.  

Racing With a Purpose

Nicole, a nine-time USA Cycling junior national champion and two-time US National Track racing champion, tragically lost her life at the age of 24 in 2000 during a 42-mile circuit race in Arlington, Massachusetts.  CDE is racing in her honor tonight and is helping to fund the $2000 purse prize for tonight’s race via a raffle for a sterling silver pendant, plus an embossed journal with a personal message written by Christine to the winner.  Entrants do not have to be present to win and the winner will be announced at tonight’s event.  At last count, CDE reports that she has raised nearly $4,000 and will be dividing the additional funds between Star Track NYC for Junior Nationals and Lewis Kopchak’s Eagle Scout project to provide electricity to the infield with safe outlets.  

CDE announced a raffle to help fund the winners purse and has received so many entries, she’s also able to divide additional funding between two other incredibly deserving projects.

Raffle Info

If you would like to enter the raffle and help CDE raise even more money for these wonderful causes, there’s still time!  Visit Christine’s Instagram page and navigate to her Linktree in her bio, or just click here.  

Sending Out Our Good Wishes

In the fall of last year, Christine was involved in a really scary cycling accident and suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured collarbone, ribs and scapula.  We here at The Clip Out are very happy to see CDE back racing again and wish her the very best of luck at her event tonight!


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