It’s been a season that has gotten completely turned upside down not once but multiple times, forcing events to drop off months in advance and leaving racers chomping at the bit for any sort of competition or fast paced adventure. The Canadian based Women’s UCI Continental Team, InstaFund La Prima Racing, made the most of the rather uneventful season by joining forces with the Fernie Gravel Grind for a truly out of the ordinary team camp on the back roads surrounding Fernie, British Columbia. Like the infamous Ghostrider on Mt. Hosmer, some rides live on forever, and this week’s unforgettable gravel adventure was certainly one of those rides. Continue Reading.


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How does an elite UCI Continental Team respond when the season’s race calendar is cancelled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic? In the case of Canadian women’s team InstaFund La Prima, if you can’t race then you go riding. And after waiting until lockdown restrictions permitted, they did exactly that. Swapping road bikes for a gravel variant before heading off to explore trails alongside the Fraser River in their British Columbia backyard.

Reflecting back on what inspired this adventure - with fellow teammate Gillian Ellsay adding her own reflections - team manager and racer Isabella Bertold describes a day spent riding gravel, swapping stories and reaffirming a connection with nature that many of us have similarly experienced over the past few months of lockdown. Continue Reading.


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In line with the Government of Canada recommendations and Cycling Canada, we are announcing that we have declined our race invitations for the remainder of 2020.


The team was looking forward to re-starting their 2020 season with the Colorado Classic before heading over to Europe for a fall block of racing, unfortunately the team management determined that the minimum health and insurance requirements for the team travelling outside of Canada had not been met.


Team staff are focused on developing athletes and people, and as such are responsible for providing as safe an environment as possible in an inherently risky sport. "We cannot expose our riders and staff to risks that are outside of the realm of sport. Not to mention, we also have barriers such as sourcing adequate and affordable travel insurance to cover expenses related to COVID-19. This decision was not taken lightly and it was made with the athlete's best interest and health in mind."


The Canadian riders will continue to train at home in preparation for the Canadian National Championships to be held sometime in September. They will be joined by the remainder of the team in late September to prepare for an early season start in 2021.


We would like to thank all of our sponsors who continue to support the team's vision. Thank you to InstaFund Financial, Hemp for Health, Factor Bikes, Easton Cycling, BioRacer, Praxis Works, Michelin, BBB Cycling, 100% Eyewear Canada, UnTapped, Kask, and 4iiii.


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