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Posted: November 11, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Cycling: TD Canada Trust's Hockey wins CEO Cycling Challenge

Tim Hockey, CEO and President of TD Canada Trust in Toronto, was the 2009 champion of the Chartis CEO Cycling Challenge hosted in Greenville, SC on November 7, 2009. Eight CEOs from across North America spent the weekend cycling with Tour de France star (and US Pro Cycling Champion) George Hincapie. The CEO Cycling Challenge, now in it's second year, is designed to allow CEOs a rare glimpse into the everyday life of an internationally famous cyclist, while networking with fellow CEOs who share their passions. Like all events organized by Boulder, CO based CEO Challenges, the weekend also included a competition to find out who was this year's best CEO cyclist by timing them up the famous Paris Mountain 1.8-mile (3Km) climb. Hockey was first up, in 13:07, and therefore crowned as this year's champion.

Second place went to TD Bank Financial Group's Alan Jette, who finished in 13:28, and third was Charles Williamson of Chartis of New York, who finished in 14:04.

Tim was cycling on behalf of a group called Les Domestiques - business leaders from the Toronto area that promote philanthropy, the value of cycling, and an active healthy lifestyle. Seven of the CEOs in the Cycling Challenge were members of the Les Domestiques cycling club, including Peter Gilgan, founder of Mattamy Homes and Phil Smith of Scotia Capital. Phil summed up his experience in Greenville by saying, "This was a great event highlighted by excellent riding and inspiring people".

CEOs enjoyed cycling the incredible roads around South Carolina, a personal tour of Hincapie Sportswear, a private reception at George's home, and attendance at a Fashion Show that raised money for the Heartstep Foundation Charity. In addition to a donation to Heartstep for VIP passes to the fashion show, CEO Challenges donated $900 to the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) on behalf of the CEOs that took part in the Cycling Challenge.

Tim Hockey and George Hincapie

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