Podium proposal at inaugural New West Grand Prix

In 2012, German cyclist Florenz Knauer travelled to Canada for BC Superweek for the first time. He relied on host housing to make the trip possible and in time developed a relationship with the daughter of the women who ran the host housing program. On Tuesday, 28-year-old Knauer who moved to Metro Vancouver last year won the inaugural New West Grand Prix and following the win got on to the stage, told his story to the crowd and proposed to his girlfriend Alisha Lundgren.

2017 New West Grand Prix Gallery

BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series and features more than $135,000 in prize money with nine races over ten days. BC Superweek runs from July 7 – 16 this summer and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 7 – 9), New West Grand Prix (July 11), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 12), Giro di Burnaby presented by Appia Development (July 13), PoCo Grand Prix presented by Dominion Lending Centres (July 14), and Steve Nash Fitness World presents Tour de White Rock (July 15 – 16).​

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