GranFondo a success, and only the beginning 

Organizers looking to expand field to 10,000


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While the majority of riders were from the Lower Mainland there were also a large number of riders from Washington state and Alberta. A quick scan of the results also found riders from Nova Scotia, Ontario, Colorado and other destinations.

There was only one serious incident reported on the course, involving a rider that crashed on the Upper Levels Highway. According to media reports, triathlon organizer John Botelho appeared to lose control of his bike on a downhill section and fell, hitting his head. Doctors induced a coma as a result of brain swelling. He was still unconscious at press time.

Race organizers said they were investigating the incident and will look for ways to make the race even safer next year, but by all accounts it appears to be an accident. No other injuries were reported.



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