Bob Roll and Fatty Nelson raising money for Livestrong

By Gary Boulanger, US editor | Monday, February 16, 2009 11.41pm

Popular race commentator and former pro road racer Bob "Tour Day France" Roll has agreed to shave his head if US$5,000 can be raised for the Livestrong Foundation by February 22, the last day of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, on behalf of Team Fat Cyclist: Fighting for Susan.

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Elden "Fatty" Nelson, who blogs at and has contributed to BikeRadar many times, has partnered once again with Ibis Cycles founder Scot Nicol to raise money on behalf of Nelson's wife Susan, who has cancer.

Simply put, according to Nicol, if folks donate to Roll's Livestrong page and reach $5,000 by Sunday, the loqacious Roll will shave what little hair is on his head. The gapped-tooth former 7-Eleven pro raced alongside 1988 Giro d'Italia winner Andy Hampsten and multiple Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney.

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Update: looks like Bobke Roll will lose his hair sooner than expected: the entire amount was raised in less than 24 hours!

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