October 24th, 2013
(White Rock, British Columbia) Perry Stone, Founder,
President and Race Director of the Tour of British Columbia, the BC
Explorer and the BC Contender is pleased to announce that PowerCranks
LLC has become the Title Sponsor for the BC Contender which will now be
named the PowerCranks Contender.
PowerCranks are a well-established training tool
for cyclists, triathletes and competitors in any other athletic
users have won such events as the Cyclocross World Cup, Ultraman World
Championship, Olympic Games Men’s Road Race, Xterra World Championships,
and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, Paris Roubaix, and the
Tour de France, the World Series and the Super Bowl (and countless other
The PowerCranks Contender is a 1,617 kilometer
single-stage ultra-endurance bicycle race open to soloists, two, four
and six person relay teams.
The course which starts and finishes in White Rock, British Columbia
travels through the mountainous terrain of lower British Columbia which
requires racers to contend with slightly more than 27,000 meters of
climbing on the inaugural route.
Dr. Frank Day, Inventor and President of
PowerCranks states, “PowerCranks is honored to support the now named
PowerCranks Contender and we look forward to a fantastic race on a very
demanding course and I would like to encourage all cyclists to test
themselves in an exciting and very formidable ultra-cycling challenge”.
Perry Stone states, “At the start of PowerCranks
product development (late 90’s) I rode approximately 50,000 kilometers
on PowerCranks and set, and then reset the record for cycling around
Australia. Over the past ten years I have introduced PowerCranks to
numerous riders and triathletes and have never once received anything
but positive feedback. I am very proud to associate our races with this
PowerCranks replace standard cranks on most
bicycles and stationary bicycles. PowerCranks force the rider to use his
or her legs in the complete pedal rotation and increases the strength of
their hip flexors, their core strength and synergy, their endurance
capacity and reduce the risk of injury. For more information please
All riders in the PowerCranks Contender and their
support crew will be offered special incentives to purchase their own
PowerCranks and to race on them.
The PowerCranks Contender runs August 3rd-8th,
2014 and is expected to be a highly competitive and challenging event.
Riders are encouraged to register today and begin their training.
For more information please visit:
Or contact Perry Stone