GranFondo in the News

  • Squamish rider sets Giro GranFondo record
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016  |  The Squamish Chief The Giro race at this year’s Whistler GranFondo saw a new record and a photo finish. The event, with a $50,000 purse, is the race that attracts pro-level riders, and this year the overall winner, Jack Burke, reached the finish line in Whistler faster than anyone.

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  • Whistler GranFondo marks successful seventh year
    Monday, September 12, 2016  |  Whistler Question It couldn’t have been a better day for a bike ride on Saturday (Sept. 10), when nearly 4,500 cyclists crossed the finish line of the seventh annual Whistler GranFondo. - See more at: http://www.whistlerquestion.com/sports/local-sports/whistler-granfondo-marks-successful-seventh-year-1.2341829#sthash.Kg89Ezuw.dpuf

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  • GranFondo delays traffic between Vancouver and Whistler
    Saturday, September 10, 2016  |  News 1130 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Thousands of cyclists are making their way up from Vancouver to Whistler today. There are 4,500 cyclists signed up for the 122-km GranFondo ride today, almost a 20 per cent rise over last year’s race.

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  • Burke, Jackson capture RBC GranFondo wins
    Saturday, September 10, 2016  |  Pique She's an alternate no more. Abbotsford's Alison Jackson, who was an alternate for the Canadian Olympic team at the recent Summer Games in Rio, knocked off a strong field of women's riders at the RBC GranFondo Whistler Giro on Saturday morning. Jackson emerged over a tight pack of racers like Jasmin Glaesser...

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  • GranFondo Whistler to take over Lions Gate Bridge, Sea-to-Sky Highway
    Friday, September 9, 2016  |  CBC News Anyone driving between Vancouver and Whistler on Saturday can expect delays as thousand of cyclists hit the road for the seventh annual Whistler GranFondo. About 4,000 riders are expected to make the 122 kilometre trip.

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  • La course cycliste GranFondo Whistler s'élance samedi
    Friday, September 9, 2016  |  Radio-Canada.ca La course cycliste GranFondo Whistler se déroule samedi en Colombie-Britannique. Les automobilistes de la région devront s'armer de patience avant d'emprunter le pont Lions Gate et l'autoroute Sea-to-Sky.

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  • GranFondo back this Saturday
    Thursday, September 8, 2016  |  Pique Organizers of the RBC GranFondo are expecting big numbers this year. The race, which runs Saturday from Vancouver's Stanley Park to Whistler Olympic Plaza, is expected to welcome 4,500 riders across a number of divisions.

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  • 2016 RBC GranFondo Whistler on Saturday
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016  |  PEZ Cycling The elite field of Giro athletes will depart ahead of the recreational riders and race the 122 km distance for a claim of the $50,000 prize purse. With the generous support of Robert J. Macdonald, the Giro at the RBC GranFondo Whistler boasts one of the largest cash purses in North America.

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  • Vancouver has become a sporting-event and tourism destination
    Sunday, August 21, 2016  |  Vancouver Sun John Moonlight has played rugby all over the world, from Paris to Cape Town, and Sydney to Singapore. But, the Team Canada Sevens captain’s favourite city in which to play is Vancouver, which hosted the Canada Sevens tournament for the first time this March.

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  • RBC GranFondo expecting a big year
    Thursday, August 4, 2016  |  Pique The RBC GranFondo Whistler will welcome a mass of road riders to Whistler in September. Organizer Neil McKinnon said registrations for the Sept. 10 race from Vancouver to Whistler are expected to jump up again this year as the sport enjoys a resurgence and many first-time riders opt to take part.

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