Juventus well represented at Edmonton Velothon

Bruce got things rolling, encouraging Juventus members to enter the first Edmonton Velothon. This was the opportunity to race on a fully supported closed course in Edmonton's downtown and river valley. Masters, elites, Cranx, LAMPsters, Juniors, and our President all ensured they were ready for the early Monday morning start at City Hall. 

Bruce Copeland leads a sizeable Juventus team.

Bruce Copeland leads a sizeable Juventus team.

It's all fun and games until the race begins: the course was a closed 20 km loop with 60, and 100 km options. For many, racing was aggressive from the start; the lead pack contained a talented selection of Juventus riders with Bruce in good control at the front.

The chit chatters were also on course - out to get in some miles, but primarily to enjoy the pleasure of the car free roads. Of course the Juventus young'uns on course were also a mixed bunch - some challenging in the lead group, and others working their way through a very long ride!

Dan Nelson and Clive Burke all smiles waiting for the Velothon to begin.

Dan Nelson and Clive Burke all smiles waiting for the Velothon to begin.

It is evident that well organized group rides pay dividends. Heard on course: "There are a lot of sketchy riders out here today, but if you can find a Juventus wheel to follow, you'll be fine."

A sample of the sea of blue Juventus jerseys at the Velothon.

A sample of the sea of blue Juventus jerseys at the Velothon.

Dave, Gail, and Jeff on bikes with levers and buttons - part of the team educating on the lifestyle benefits of the Indoor Velodrome

Dave, Gail, and Jeff on bikes with levers and buttons - part of the team educating on the lifestyle benefits of the Indoor Velodrome

Juventus showed up as an immense sea of blue, with a light sprinkling of white VITAL kit - our track riders were helping to promote the health and lifestyle benefits of the Indoor Velodrome.

Promoting active lifestyles with the Indoor Velodrome - Dave Embury, Devaney Collier, Kinley Gibson, Jeff Bakal, Stefan Ritter at the Velothon.

Promoting active lifestyles with the Indoor Velodrome - Dave Embury, Devaney Collier, Kinley Gibson, Jeff Bakal, Stefan Ritter at the Velothon.

A great day for racing and spectating! After the Velothon was done and dusted, it was time to watch the pros race the final Tour of Alberta Stage. 

Posted on September 8, 2016 .