SPC & AD @ Tour De France!

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Introduction
by Micheal P. Hobin, President, SPC

SPC Cycling team had their first outing on Sunday, July 11th in the
Ardenne Mountains of Belgium. The team was lead by Captain “Ollie”
Dominiak and his dad Robert, both employees at SPC International. They
were joined by ” Flip” Van Limbergen, regional salesman for the Belelux
and Mike Hobin. Missing was the German champion Frank Schilbach and
Christer Holmval “le grimpeur”, who was travelling in Asia. The “Le tour
d’Ardennes” started in the small village of Spa, famous for it’s clear
water and being the original site were vacationers started enjoying the
leisures of a spa a few hundred years ago. Spa, in the French speaking
part of Belgium, is about 1 hour east of Herentals, the headquarters for
SPCI. It was a cloudy day about 15 C with a few showers. The rain didn’t
slow the group down, as they completed the 87 KM ( 53 mile) ride in about
4 hours. The Ardennes were beautiful and lush, the roads serene and
challenging. It was a great day of cycling and camaraderie. A special
thanks goes out to Geert Mans, the SPCI comptroller and his family,
Diane, Robbe and Stef. The Mans family were the support team that drove
behind the group and kept us healthy and safe.

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