Month – July 2012
July 10th, 2012 -- Svein Tuft won the UBC Grand Prix criterium in a sprint to the finish with Dominik Roels. The two riders broke away early and on the last lap came close to lapping what was left of the peloton. Steph Roorda in the yellow jersey won the women’s UBC Grand Prix criterium by 55 seconds after breaking away from the peloton half way through the race.
August 2nd, 1977 -- While watching the 1977 Gastown Grand Prix, spectators were able to sip a beer as they sat on the curb next to the many sidewalk cafes around the course. Very civilized, very European, it would be nice if those days came back. In the picture below, the winner of the 1977 race, Lawrence Malone from San Francisco, does a parade lap along Water Street. The 2012 Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix takes place Wednesday, July 11 at 6pm.