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Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever” Episode 3 – Mt. Lemmon

by Ben Andrew

May 24, 2017 – Ex-professional rider Phil Gaimon, who most recently rode with the Cannondale-Drapac team in 2016, is taking on some of the hardest Strava climbs in his Youtube video series “Worst Retirement Ever”. Gaimon has been targeting segments which are held by dopers in an effort to seemingly clean Strava leaderboards of unhuman and suspect results.

In his most recent episode, posted yesterday morning, Gaimon takes on Mt. Lemmon, a 32.5km climb in the popular training destination of Tucson, Arizona. Gaimon accomplished the Strava Segment dubbed  ‘Phil Gaimon’s Worst Retirement Ever – Mt. Lemmon’ with a time of 1:15:53 and an average speed of 25.7km/h. Suspended pro rider, Tom Danielson, previously held the record on the segment with Canadian Mike Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) ranked third.

Gaimon also visted the Homestretch Foundation, a nonprofite organization in Tucson, AZ which assists low-income female professional or near professional athletes with free housing. For more information, check out their page here.

Check out Episode 3 of “Worst Retirement Ever” below and view Gaimon’s effort on Strava here for all the details.





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