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Baden Cooke

I raced in the professional peloton for 14 years before retiring after the 2013 Vuelta a España. I had some career highs – a stage win and overall Green Jersey in the 2003 Tour de France, representing Australia at the Athens Olympics and racing in Europe for top teams such as FDJ, Saxo Bank and Orica-GreenEDGE. I'm now a co-owner of Factor Bikes and still get out on the bike most days!

I'm thrilled to be part of Team Foodbank for The Hunger Ride. I was shocked to learn there are so many children and families going hungry and I'm keen to raise as much money as possible to help Foodbank Victoria - they do incredible work supporting the community.

I'm also looking forward to meeting all the other teams and leading training rides to help get everyone fit before the big event in March!