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$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.

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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.

Website: granfondowhistler.com.

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