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Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix to Thrill Fans in 2024

Vancouver, BC – The highly anticipated Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix returns to the historic cobblestone streets of Gastown on Wednesday, July 10, promising an electrifying evening of worldclass cycling. As one of North America’s most prestigious criterium races, the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix has a storied history and continues to attract top professional and Olympic cyclists from across Canada and around the world.

“We are thrilled to once again host the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, one of the most beloved criterium bike races in Canada,” said Global Relay CEO and founder Warren Roy. “This year marks the 51st anniversary of the race, and the tenth time Global Relay has hosted as title sponsor. This historic race brings together the finest cyclists from around the world, pushing the boundaries of human performance and showcasing the relentless pursuit of excellence. These remarkable athletes remind us of the importance of hard work and perseverance in the achievement of success.”

Over the last half-century, the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix has grown into a premier event on the North American cycling calendar. The international UCI-sanctioned race is known by professional teams and cyclists for its challenging course through Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, lucrative prize money, vibrant atmosphere with more than 30,000 boisterous fans, and valuable primes. The event is sponsored and operated by Global Relay, a high-tech firm in Gastown that has invested over $2 million in the race since 2012.

“The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is North America’s premier UCI Criterium. With its steep history of world class winners since 1973, it is also one of the most historic events. Cyclists everywhere recognize the race as one of the most prestigious criteriums to win,” said Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix race director Mark Ernsting.

The 2023 edition saw stellar performances from Kendall Ryan of Thousand Oaks, California as she claimed her fourth straight title in the women’s race – the only rider to ever do so. Victoria, B.C.’s Riley Pickrell picked up the men’s title, seven years after he stood atop the podium as a 15-year-old in the youth race.

This year, the excitement will be evident as cyclists race over the same cobblestones as greats like Ron Hayman, Alex Stieda, Brian Walton, Alison Sydor, Gina Grain, and Clara Hughes – all of whom have represented Canada at the Olympic Games.

Registration for the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is open until 11:59 pm PT on Monday, July 8, and cyclists are invited to visit to secure their spot in the highly anticipated race.

Source: Global Relay Gastown Gand Prix

About Global Relay Global Relay is the leading provider of recordkeeping for the global financial sector and other highly regulated industries.

Founded in 1999, Global Relay delivers services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 banks. From the Global Relay App for compliant communications, through to intelligent archiving, superior data connectors, and proactive surveillance, Global Relay’s integrated compliance solutions enable regulated organizations to meet all recordkeeping requirements.