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GranFondo Banff Welcomes 1,500 Riders at Second Annual Event

by pedalmag.com

August 25, 2013 (Banff, AB) – The second annual RBC GranFondo Banff’s 1,500 riders came prepared to tackle 144km through the heart of the Rockies, in Banff National Park this morning. By mid-afternoon, all participants were celebrating in the sunshine at Central Park, enjoying cold refreshments and hot food, while listening to the music of The Eerie Green and the Rambling Hey Ho Haws.

The ride was well represented with riders from ten out of Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories and fourteen American states including some from as far away as Texas, North Carolina and New York.

“Today was an incredible day for cycling,” said Kevin Thomson, CoFounder GranFondo Canada. “We are privileged to hold this fully supported ride in magnificent Banff National Park. It is a truly Canadian experience.”

The first male to cross the finish line was Shawn Bunnin (Calgary) with a time of 3:29:04. Not long after the first female Andrea Bundon (Vancouver) came in at 3:52:28. For a complete listing of ride results please click here.

Details on the 2014 event will be announced in November.





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