The Gastown Grand Prix youtube channel launched with full broadcast of the 1993 Gastown Grand Prix. The “backwards” 1993 men’s race was the only version to run clockwise. Racers that year included Roland Green, John McKinley, Brian Walton, Gord Fraser, Ron Kiefel, Steve Hegg, Jacques Landry and winner Roberto Gaggioli.
Coming soon, the 1993 women’s race, the 1988 men’s race and the 1991 men’s race, Lance Armstrong’s first big win in North America as a road cyclist. Our thanks to Cycling Canada Cyclisme for the broadcast rights.
In 2009, the race again took a hiatus as it was without sponsorship until 2012, when Global Relay, a Gastown-based technology firm, made a multi-year commitment to bring the race back to Vancouver once again for the 2012 cycling season and beyond.