UM mascot, Sebastian, left, slaps a cyclist hand as he and fellow rider enter SunLife Stadium after some rode over 150 miles to raise money for research and a cure for cancer on during the 2014 Dolphins Cycling Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place on Feb. 20.
UM mascot, Sebastian, left, slaps a cyclist hand as he and fellow rider enter SunLife Stadium after some rode over 150 miles to raise money for research and a cure for cancer on during the 2014 Dolphins Cycling Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place on Feb. 20. CARL JUSTE Miami Herald File, 2014
UM mascot, Sebastian, left, slaps a cyclist hand as he and fellow rider enter SunLife Stadium after some rode over 150 miles to raise money for research and a cure for cancer on during the 2014 Dolphins Cycling Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place on Feb. 20. CARL JUSTE Miami Herald File, 2014

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