“Vancouver-based professional cyclists Ryan Anderson and Will Routley along with Global Relay executive founders Warren Roy and Shannon Rogers conceived of the fund in 2012. Global Relay committed $400,000 over four years to ‘seed fund’ initiatives to support rising young cyclists in Canada until the 2016 Rio Olympics.”

— Carlton Sparks, Executive Officer

Funding

The fund is supported primarily through the generous support of Global Relay. In the fall of 2016 Global Relay renewed core funding for another four year term.

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Private Funding

Alongside Global Relay the fund is supported by the generosity of many. We encourage anyone to Donate to GRBTG throug the BC Chapter of the National Sport Trust Fund.

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Will Routley – Fund co-Founder & Director Emeritus

Will founded the Fund with Ryan in 2012, stepping down at the end of 2016 when he retired from pro cycling. During his career he won the Canadian Road Championships, raced 3 seasons in Europe at the top-tier, and won a stage at the Tour of California. In 2016 he started Healthy Hooch Kambucha and runs a hobby farm in Langley, BC with his wife Shani.

Ryan Anderson – Fund co-Founder

Ryan is currently one of Canada’s few top-tier professionals. He rides for the Direct-Energie team in France. Last year he rode races like the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and the Vuelta Espana last year. He has represented Canada at 5 World championships.

Andrew Pinfold – Managing Director

Andrew is a retired professional cyclist. During his 11 year career, he rode for JetFuel, Ital Pasta, Symmetrics and UHC Pro Cycling. In 2008 Andrew won the Gastown Grand Prix. Andrew holds a Masters degree in Health Administration and is currently the Director of Operations for the BC Autism Society.

Svein Tuft

Svein is Canada’s most accomplished active pro cyclist. He currently rides for World Tour team – Orica Bike Exchange. He’s won four medals at the UCI Road World Championships medals and been Canada’s best male finisher at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008) since Steve Bauer won silver in 1984. He is a 9 time Canadian TT Champion and 2 time Canadian Road Champion. He’s won stages at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia — where he wore the Maglia Rosa as race leader.

Erinne Willock

Erinne is a retired professional cyclist. For a decade she was one of Canada’s top female competitors. She represented Canada at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and her 7th place finish at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships is Canada’s best performance in the road race in the last 20yrs. She retired from professional cycling in 2011 to become a happy mom, and mentor Canada’s next great cyclists.

Kevin Field

Kevin is Canada’s most accomplished Sports Director. He has led teams such as: Jet Fuel, Symmetrics, Trek Livestrong, Optum-Kelly, Spidertech and the Canadian National Team. As a DS he’s mentored most of the fund directors during their pro careers. He’s co-founder of The Feed.


Brian Storey – PHD

Brian is CEO of Physical Health and Education Canada – a not for profit that provides national leadership in to school boards across the country in areas of Physical Literacy, health and active living for kids. Brian consults with BTG on strategy and leads the Funds Youth initiatives with Andrew.

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