The Trek Red Truck Racing Team, along with presenting sponsor Mosaic Homes, is proud to be racing Canada’s biggest cycling series, BC Superweek, and will field its largest team ever at this year’s races in Delta, Vancouver, Burnaby, and White Rock, British Columbia.
‘TRT Racing’, as the team is known to those on the west coast, is celebrating its 20th year supporting young, up-and-coming riders from across Canada. The team’s unique focus on supporting athletes pursuing higher education puts them in a prime position to attract top talent from across BC and Alberta.
For 2014, that talent includes new recruits Michael van den Ham and Kinley Gibson from Edmonton, who will be two riders to watch throughout the week.
As if racing in front of their local crowd wasn’t enough motivation, the women’s team will also be chasing the largest women’s criterium prize purse on offer in North America, with over $25,000 in prize money on the line.
“Gastown is a special race, the crowds, the cash, the unrelenting course, it all adds up to one of the biggest, and most exciting, challenges we face all year,” says women’s team captain Leah Guloien. “It truly is every rider’s dream to win that race and we’ll be fighting hard for that top spot on the podium.”
Coming off of a stellar start to the season that most recently saw both the men’s and women’s team claim top honours at the Banff Bike Fest, the team is gearing up to fight it out with the best in North America for BC Superweek victories.
Together with team sponsor Allstream, the Trek-Red Truck p/b Mosaic homes racing team will be out in full force, with a special warm-up area right along the course.
For more information about the team, visit www.trekredtruckracing.com
Henri de Boever
Michael van den Ham
About BC Superweek
BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest cycling series, with $120,000 in prize money available during nine races over 10 days. BC Superweek runs from July 4-13, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 4, 5, 6), UBC Grand Prix p/b Mahony & Sons (July 8), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 9), Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Developments (July 10) and the Tour de White Rock (July 11, 12, 13). For more information, visit www.bcsuperweek.ca.
About Global Relay:
Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based messaging, archiving and search technology for the financial sector. Global Relay is headquartered in Gastown, with offices in New York, Chicago, London and Singapore. In 2012, Global Relay made a five-year, $1-million investment to bring back and operate the Gastown Grand Prix through 2016. The Gastown Grand Prix is Canada’s most prestigious criterium, attracting North America’s top cyclists and crowds of 30,000 to the streets of historic Gastown in Vancouver each July, as part of BC Superweek.
For more information about Global Relay, visit www.globalrelay.com
For more information about Global Relay’s Bridge-the-Gap fund, visit www.grbridgethegap.com
For more information about the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, visit www.globalrelayggp.org
Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix