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Inaugural RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley a huge hit in the heart of California's Tech Industry

The makers of the top Gran Fondo in North America did not disappoint with their newest edition. Cyclists from all over North America and beyond, rocked up to experience some of the best cycling in the world

The Inaugural Gran Fondo Silicon Valley was a resounding success, the makers of the top Gran Fondo in North America did not disappoint with their newest edition, as registration opens for 2019

The very first RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley kicked off last weekend leaving riders on a high with the stunning and challenging Northern Californian course, the gourmet finish line food, and the epic party held at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley.

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley East Palo Alto with its bike themed decorated lobby was the host venue for the event.

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley East Palo Alto with its bike themed decorated lobby was the host venue for the event

Package pick-up at Four Seasons Silicon Valley featured Canyon bike demos, bike tune ups by velofix and much, much more.

Package pick-up at Four Seasons Silicon Valley featured Canyon bike demos, bike tune ups by velofix and much, much more.

Tesla, a trailblazer in the electric car industry, was the lead vehicle for the neutralized roll-out at RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley. California leads the world in sustainability and the green movement.

Tesla, a trailblazer in the electric car industry, was the lead vehicle for the neutralized roll-out at RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley.

Excited riders the morning of the inaugural event, it was a warm and sunny day in Northern California.

Excited riders the morning of the inaugural event, it was a warm and sunny day in Northern California.

There were big smiles as cyclists rode along the scenic course through towering Redwood Forests to the Californian coastline, passing famous spots such La Honda and Tunitas Creek. The rest stops on-course fueled riders with more than the regular energy bars, one even serving up scrumptious sandwiches and scones complete with nuun energy hydration. 

There were big smiles as cyclists rode along the scenic course through towering Redwood Forests to the Californian coastline, passing famous spots such La Honda and Tunitas Creek.

LOOK provided roving on-course mechanical support while velofix provided stationary mechanical support at rest stops.

LOOK provided roving on-course mechanical support while velofix provided stationary mechanical support at rest stops.

Celebrations were had for all back at Celebration Plaza as riders finished the inaugural course. 

Celebrations were had for all back at Celebration Plaza as riders finished the inaugural course.

The finish line food festival curated by Four Seasons Silicon Valley Executive Chef Martin Morelli featured gourmet burgers and pasta complete with a drink of choice from the various wine, cocktail, and champagne bars.

The finish line food festival curated by Four Seasons Silicon Valley Executive Chef Martin Morelli featured gourmet burgers and pasta complete with a drink of choice from the various wine, cocktail, and champagne bars.

As DJ Daniel Buckman from BELLOSOUND mixed his beats riders rejoiced with family and friends showing off their newly acquired chunk of medal around their necks. The inaugural RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley was definitely one for the books!

As DJ Daniel Buckman from BELLOSOUND mixed his beats riders rejoiced with family and friends showing off their newly acquired chunk of medal around their necks.

RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley 2018 Champions 

Winner of the Four Seasons Cup: Pender Racing powered by Bicicletta

Winner of the Four Seasons Cup: Pender Racing powered by Bicicletta

Women’s RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley champions:

1st place – Sara Headley (middle)
2nd place – Kristin Hansen (left)
3rd place – Sian Spacey (right)

Women’s RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley champions:

Men’s RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley champions:

1st place – Lanier Benkard *
2nd place – Wayne Bradford
3rd place – Bob Roll

*Not pictured

Men’s RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley champions:

King and Queen of the Mountains:

Queen – Sarah Headley

King - Jarno Rajahalme

Registration for 2019 now open

Be a part of the action next year at RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley on June 22nd, 2019.

Limited again to 1000 riders, spots are expected to fill up fast.

Register now and SAVE with earlybird pricing!

    

 
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Jun 30 2018 - NEWS: Inaugural RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley a huge hit in the heart of California's Tech Industry
Jun 16 2018 - NEWS: It’s almost time…the inaugural RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley
Jun 23 2018 - NEWS: Follow RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley - LIVE
Jun 02 2018 - NEWS: Mouth-watering finish line food at RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley
May 12 2018 - NEWS: PREVIEW: Experience some of the Bay Area’s best climbs at the Silicon Valley Gran Fondo
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Apr 12 2018 - NEWS: RBC GranFondo Whistler rated #1 Gran Fondo N. America 2018
Mar 08 2018 - NEWS: The brand new PrestoFondo at RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley
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