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Rob Legge qualifies for World Gran Fondo Championships

Biking to a big win Sunday in Victoriaville, Quebec, the County’s Rob Legge has again qualified for the world championships in Italy – this time he plans to attend.

In Quebec, he won his age category (70-74) at the qualifying race for the World Gran Fondo Championships at Trento, Italy, in September. He finished at 3:31:43 on a challenging 103 km race.

Legge, of Cressy, cycled his way to the world championships last year but decided travel to Europe may not be safe during the pandemic. Still, it was a goal he met as he has been cycling for more than 18 years.

“The ultimate goal is in 2023,” he said, “to qualify for the World Gran Fondo event in Glasgow, Scotland” – in the age 75-79 category.

Legge rides as much as he can, frequently travelling 100km plus in workouts and events each year, including local rides and the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, raising funds for the Princess Margaret Hospital.

A Gran Fondo is a type of long-distance road cycling ride originating in Italy in 1970 and roughly translates into English as “Big Ride.”

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  1. Steve and Kathy Kelley says:

    Congratularsi!, Have a great time in Italy. Caio!

  2. Barbara Wallae says:

    Congratulations Rob, that’s fantastic. Good luck in September!!

  3. Nancy Conner says:

    Wow Rob! What a great accomplishment. Have a great time in Italy.

  4. Stephen Hungerford mad dog says:

    Rock the house old man.

  5. Borys Holowacz says:

    Rob,
    Amazing accomplishment.
    Wishing you the best in Italy.

  6. Vic and Chris Rocha says:

    Way to go Rob, oh no more training rides for next year.

  7. Bonnie says:

    Congrats Rob.

  8. Kath Walker says:

    Way to go Rob. A great successful running history and now on two-wheels. 😊🏅

  9. SS says:

    Fantastic, Rob, go man go!

  10. David Thomas says:

    Congratulations and good luck!

  11. Jackie Soorsma says:

    Congratulations Rob.What a wonderful accomplishment.

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