Star Studded Cast rode the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
A star-studded cast of cyclists took to the roads on Sunday for the fourth annual Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. Approximately 2,600 riders, from as far away as Norway, Japan, Australia and Bahrain, rode the 160-kilometre course through the South Okanagan.
Merckx, a former Belgian national cycling champion now living in the Okanagan, was also along for the ride.
Riders ages ranged from teenagers to 84 years old, with more than half of the field registered for the full 160-km Granfondo distance. Approximately 35 per cent tackling the 92-km Mediofondo and about 15 per cent are signed up for the 55-km Cortofondo.
The event benefited both the Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation, as well as Cops for Cancer — an initiative by first responders in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Camp Goodtimes, a Lower Mainland summer retreat for children with cancer and their families. The Cops for Cancer riders hope to raise $30,000.
Link to results - http://www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com/results2014
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