Albany welcomed a team of cyclists Tuesday who set out Sept. 3 from Los Angeles on a 3,400-mile ride to raise awareness and funds for critical multiple myeloma research as part of the “Road to Victories” cycling event. All cyclists have been personally affected by multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. As part of Albany’s welcome, Whitney Lopez, general manager of Lia Nissan, presented a check to the team in support of research. Through the “Road to Victories” campaign, Janssen Oncology and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation aim to accelerate progress in multiple myeloma, focusing on awareness, patient education and community support. This year an estimated 30,000 Americans will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer in the United States behind lymphoma and leukemia.