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Tyler Stites and Skylar Schneider win Gastown GP

Tyler Stites and Skylar Schneider win Gastown GP

American Tyler Stites of Tucson, Ariz., dominated the 2024 Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix with a solo victory, a rare achievement in the event’s history. It’s been 20 years since a rider has won solo, according to the organizers. Racing for Project Echelon, Stites broke away with four laps remaining on the 42-lap, 60 km course, securing the win in front of over 20,000 spectators. His aggressive tactics paid off, earning him not only the $12,000 prize but also multiple prime victories.

“This race is tough, with its bumpy pavement and tricky incline on Water Street,” said Stites, whose win further highlights a successful season that includes ten podium finishes and a second place at the U.S. national time trial championship.

In the women’s event, Skylar Schneider of Miami Blazers described her victory as “incredible.” The 25-year-old from Milwaukee, Wis., made a decisive move in the final lap of the 30-lap, 48 km race, securing the $12,000 prize.

After the race, officials awarded dual third-place finishes to Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, Ont. (Team Goldman Sachs ETF’s), and Katja Verkerk of Victoria, B.C. (Physical Culture).


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