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Nico Vouilloz is back for the Urge Cabo Verde. Here's a quick interview with the legend regarding the trip.

Nico, this is the third Urge Event trip for you. What made you decide to go for it once again ?
N.V : The concept is really cool, it’s a race like no other with the satisfaction to give back to these underdeveloped countries.

In Kenya, you finished 2nd, in Nepal you finished 2nd… in Cape Verde you are going to win ?
N.V : In Cape Verde, I’ll finish 2nd…just like the old saying!!!

More seriously, is the racing side important at this event or is it not your main objective?
N.V : We’re not in a racing atmosphere, it’s really friendly. Plus, it’s a real battle to reach the summit (not even mentioning being fresh). There’s a lot of improvisation and the track is not secured, so in the end, we’re racing without the impression to race. And to finish 1st, 2nd, 5th… it doesn’t mean much compared to the reason we're there.
 
With the other riders, you were able to collect twice as much money for the charity in 2010 than in 2009. For you, is it important to witness the results of your involvement translated into real actions for children?
N.V : I really liked the ad about where it stands, what has been done…it’s really important because usually, when you give money to charity, you never know if it’s useful or not at the end.

Have you already decided on what bike you’ll be riding in Cape Verde ?
N.V : I haven’t talked to Fabien to know how it is over there!... but it’ll be a Lapierre for sure!
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