September 11th marked the inaugural Vancouver to Whistler Gran Fondo. Anyone who rides in the Lower Mainland is most likely intimately familiar with the Sea-to-Sky Highway and it was fantastic to finally race on this road with it's epic views and hard climbs.
It also was the last race of the BC Cup Road Series for 2010 and, as usual, our women delivered. Claire fought hard over every climb to stay in the lead group and finished with a hard earned podium in third place. Jenny capped a fine rookie season by helping Claire early and chasing hard to finish 11th.
After a long season this put Claire into 3rd overall for the BC Cup and Jenny in 12th. There may be bigger teams out there but nobody has done as well as our ladies while having so much fun and making the Mighty Family proud. It's been a phenomenal season for both as Claire re-asserted herself on the BC racing scene after a hiatus and Jenny stepped into the deep end and some of the hardest racing around and showed she is a fierce competitor.
Enjoy your offseason, train hard and best of luck next year wherever your pedaling may take you!
Georgia Street without cars! Yay!
Claire on the podium with Alex Steida (Google him and
then realize Lowball taught him everything he knows...).