UBC Grand Prix: July 10 2012
Following the Tour de Delta is the UBC Grand Prix. For those reading this who live outside of Vancouver – UBC stands for University of British Columbia, which is a beautiful place to go cycling… and is also a fantastic university. Had I been raised in this city I would have wanted to pursue my Undergrad at UBC for sure! It’s located on this beautiful peninsula with large old-growth trees, beaches, spectacular mountain & sea views, etc.
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I stand to be corrected but I believe this is the 2nd edition – so it’s a fairly new event. The cyclists will race a 1.5km circuit and navigate around the course for 40-65 laps.
Corporate Team Challenge Race Start time: 3:15pm
Women’s pro race Start time: 5:15pm
Men’s pro race Start time: 6:30pm
I think the Corporate Team Challenge is a great idea. There will have about 20 teams participating (Telus, Sugoi, KPMG, etc), and the idea is for the team members to experience what it feels like to be a pro rider!
Aren’t the photos by Stefan Lozinsky so beautiful? I aspire to take similar photos of some of these (and future) events!
A video from last year’s event:
And here’s a video of Race Director Mark Ersting speaking about this year’s event: