January 24, 2006 – Vancouver, BC Organization of Canada’s fastest race the Tour de Gastown has been handed over to the Wedgewood Cycling Team as part of a three year deal that will see the race added to their list of great fundraising events for the BC Cancer Foundation.
Award winning event organizer Jonathan Wornell will head up the event scheduled to be raced through the historic streets of Vancouver’s Gastown district on Wednesday July 19th 2006.
“The race fits well into our portfolio of events for 2006” explained Wornell, whose team has already secured, for the city, the Westside Cycling Classic as the Provincial Road Championships on June 19th 2006 and the Provincial Cyclo Cross Championships on October 31st 2006.
“The Wedgewood Cycling Team is committed to providing first class cycling events in the city of Vancouver and bringing the excitement of cycle racing to the public, the Tour de Gastown has a long history within the Canadian Sports scene and with this announcement we hope to move the race forward to an exciting and bright future” continued Wornell. “We think this addition will allow our organization to achieve its goal of surpassing the $100,000 we raised for the BCCF in 2005.”
Teams already scheduled to hit the famous cobbles of Gastown in 2006 include local heroes Symmetrics Cycling with Navigators Insurance & Health Net providing the power from the US.
The Wedgewood Hotel, Washington Marine Group, Bean Around The World, Treloar Physiotherapy, and Body & Soul Health & Fitness are proud sponsors of the Wedgewood Cycling Team.