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Cervélo Extends Official Bike Sponsor Status for GranFondo Canada

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Cervélo Extends Official Bike Sponsor Status for GranFondo Canada
“I Want a Cervélo” Contest Launches June 16th

June 12, 2014 – Vancouver, BC: GranFondo Canada announced today that Cervélo will be the Official Bike Sponsor of the GranFondo Canada cycling series in 2014. The renewal of this partnership speaks to the long-standing relationship between the high performance bike manufacturer and this series of premier cycling events.

“We are truly excited about partnering with Cervélo once again for the 2014 RBC GranFondos in Banff and Whistler” says Neil McKinnon, founder GranFondo Canada, “Cervélo’s commitment to excellence and the high recognition they have earned in the cycling community are qualities we strive for at GranFondo Canada.”

The GranFondo Canada series has two events in 2014, beginning with the third annual RBC GranFondo Banff on August 23rd. Spanning 150 km, this route is the only North American GranFondo to be contained entirely within the boundaries of a National Park. As one of Canada’s most scenic locations, this course takes riders on a car-free ride through the heart of the Rockies to experience stunning sights and remarkable wildlife.

The fifth annual RBC GranFondo Whistler takes place on September 6th with an expected 4,000 cyclists from around the globe gathering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park to ride 122 km up the Sea-to-Sky Highway on a dedicated car-free ride to Whistler. Participants will be surrounded by breathtaking vistas as the challenging course borders scenic ocean views and mountain landscapes.

Cervélo, known as the fastest and lightest bikes in the cycling industry, was founded on the principle of engineering and design 20 years ago. Cervélo creates functionally driven bikes that offer superior aerodynamics, stiffness and weight. As a dynamic, entrepreneurial company known for their constant innovation, Cervélo produces better bikes that continually set new industry standards and make a difference in the cycling industry.

Together, GranFondo Canada and Cervélo will launch the “I Want a Cervélo” Contest on Facebook on June 16th. Facebook users in Canada can post a photo and explain why they deserve to win a 2014 Cervélo S2 105 (retail value $2,850) for themselves. No purchase necessary. One winner will be chosen on July 7th.

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GranFondo Canada: Neil McKinnon 604-568-8648 or

About GranFondo Canada
Founded in 2007, GranFondo Canada is an event management company committed to providing world class cycling experiences in world renowned locations. Rooted in the growing domain of sport tourism, these events appeal greatly to cyclists looking for unique and memorable experiences. 2014 events include the third annual RBC GranFondo Banff on August 23 and the fifth annual RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 6. For more information visit:

About Cervélo
Phil White and Gérard Vroomen founded Cervélo in 1995 when their design for a new time trial bicycle failed to garner interest from traditional bike industry manufacturers. Today, Cervélo is the largest manufacturer of elite triathlon bikes in the world. The brand partners with Ironman World Champion Frederik Van Lierde and other top triathletes, as well as one of the world’s top pro road cycling teams, Team Garmin-Sharp.

Cervélo is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and fastest growing bike manufacturers, garnering awards and top mentions from Bicycling, TOUR Magazin, Triathlete, Bike Radar and Eurobike. For further information visit