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Dear cycling friends,
We wish to set an example and send a positive signal to the entire world in these most difficult times, when holding great sporting events is almost impossible. We ask your support for The International Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour.

The tour can only take place, when the pandemic regulations, for example Corona tests and/or separated accommodation are assured, and most importantly sponsored.

Particularly as a woman (and Thuringian), I have committed myself for years to the success of The International Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour with all its organisational and sport efforts and challenges. Of course, I don’t do this on my own. There is a huge and wonderful team of voluntary co-workers, who perform their utmost for the tour.
The tour is not only a traditional show-piece for the Free-state Thuringia, but moreover for Germany and the entire world. The race is for the elite of Ladies’ Cycling and one of the corner stones held before the Olympic Games, as well as being the first long stage race of the year. It is, at the same time, the world’s largest ladies’ stage race in May and is one of the three largest tours. Year for year, many world class athletes and sports’ fans are present during this tour.
As you all know, such sport events are presently only possible within the strictest of guidelines. The pandemic situation has already been in place for 14 months! Last year, we were ready to go, and then after all the work, were shocked and upset that we had to call the tour off at such short notice. We needed time to swallow this bitter pill!
Nevertheless, the truth is: After the tour is before the tour! I am convinced that this year it will be successful – with your help! The race will be the first tour worldwide, and the first international race in Germany. This means that the focus of the entire sport’s world as well as the media, will be on us. A total of 80 voluntary helpers will be there, aided by 28 Thuringian police officers, who will maintain security, for which we are more than grateful.
We have spent much time asking ourselves whether we can beg the greater public for help; and the answer is yes! Thuringia is sport country, and at present, positive signals are most important; particularly in the realm of sport, which has suffered greatly under the current situation. Even though the tour bears the name Thüringen, the sport elite of the whole world will take note.

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Your help is even more important because the realisation of our budget in the current situation is difficult. Due to the specific corona measures, we have a cost blow out of about 35,000€. This amount is needed for corona tests, separate accommodation, barriers, and the personnel to carry out the hygiene principles. Giving up is totally out of the question!
Link to the crowdfunding campaign
How can we reward you? We don’t have much to offer except a massive thank you and a digital hug for your help and support. Your donation is so important for the success of the tour, whether it be 50 cents or 1€. In addition to this, an official tricot will be given to the daily leg winner bearing the names of the top 500 donors, who have given more than 15€.
We believe that sport is important – extremely important. That is why we wish to be the messengers for Thuringia in the world and send this special signal – That despite everything the show will go on.
This is not only relevant for cycling! As part of the greater ‘tour family’, we are counting on you and your support. Together we can point the way!
I thank you now for your support and ask that you take part, as well as passing on

and sharing our campaign.

 

Your Vera Hohlfeld

Link to the crowdfunding campaign
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