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$50,000 Prize Purse Announced at 2015 RBC GranFondo Whistler

Monday, August 11, 2014

For Immediate Release

$50,000 Prize Purse Announced at 2015 GranFondo Whistler

The Giro, Sponsored by Robert J Macdonald top place prize is $15,000 for Men and $15,000 for Women

Media contact:

Neil McKinnon, GranFondo Canada

Phone | 604 568 8648 x. 300

Email | neil@granfondocanada.com

Web | granfondowhistler.com

News angles:

Sport event, pro cycling, Giro, gran fondo, mass cycling event, $15,000 prize money, equal prize money men and women, B.C. business stories, Vancouver, Whistler, cycling

What:

After a successful 2014 event, the Giro, Sponsored by Robert J Macdonald, will return with double the prize purse to $50,000 at the 2015 RBC GranFondo Whistler on Saturday, September 12, 2015. The race will provide competitive licensed category 1, 2, 3 riders an exciting opportunity to race the 122 km distance for a top place purse of $15,000. The event will split the cash prizing equally to the top 20 finishers in both the male and female categories. Registration opens on Wednesday, December 10 at noon PST for $150.

"The return of the Giro received a great welcome from the riders and the cycling community last year, inspiring us to take the race experience further for 2015," says Neil McKinnon, founder of GranFondo Canada. "With Robert J Macdnald's generous support, next year is going to be an exciting time. Not only are we able to provide one of the largest prize purses for a single day event in North America, we are also, able to further encourage the progress of cycling to the community."

Previous Winners:

2014 | Kyle Buckosky (M) | Sara Bergen (W)

2011 | Andrew Pinfold (M) | Leah Guloien (W)

2010 | Zach Garland (M) | Jenny Lehmann (W)

Details:

Giro, Sponsored by Robert J Macdonald

RBC GranFondo Whistler

Saturday, September 12, 2015

6:40am start in Stanely Park, Vancouver

122 km closed route to Whistler

Early bird registration to February 2nd, 2015 is $150.

More Information:

  • This will be the fourth time the Giro category will have been contested in the six-year history of the RBC GranFondo Whistler.
  • An expected 4,000 cyclists from around the world will gather in Vancouver's Stanley Park to ride the Sea-to-Sky Highway on a dedicated car-free course to Whistler.
  • The elite field of Giro Athletes will depart ahead of the recreational riders.
  • Robert J Macdonald continues to be instrumental in helping the British Columbia community be more active. A founding RBC GranFondo Whistler sponsor and avid participant, he is a firm believer in exercise and the value of a balanced lifestyle.

 

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