2014 Race to Feature More Laps, More Riders and the Richest Prize Purse Ever
VANCOUVER, BC (June 10, 2014) – The 2014 Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix women’s race on July 9th will feature more laps, more riders and its largest ever prize purse as it becomes the richest women’s criterium in North America with $25,000 cash and thousands more available in crowd and sponsor primes. The women’s distance will also be increased from 30 to 35 laps (42 km) to reflect the growing calibre of the women’s field, which finished well ahead of schedule last year.
The BC Superweek race, which is also part of the USA CRITS Championship Series, will now offer a $13,000 winning prize and the same prizing as the men for every position. The increase in prize money and move to gender equalization for prizing was led by title sponsor Global Relay, a Gastown-based technology services company that provides the worldwide financial industry with cloud-based message archiving and compliance services.
Led by CEO Warren Roy and President and General Counsel Shannon Rogers, Global Relay has been recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, cited by Ernst & Young as the 2013 Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year, and profiled by BC Business Magazine in its “Best Companies to work for in BC” series.
In addition, in the past year alone, Shannon Rogers has won the Western Canada General Counsel Business Achievement Award and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award in the TELUS Trailblazer category. She was also named to the Women’s Executive Network Most Powerful Women Top 100, Business in Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business, and for the third year in a row, [...]