Team Stages

Upcoming Races

07/10/2022 Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
09/10/2022 RBC Gran Fondo Whistler

Past Races

10/09/2021 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Istocno Sarajevo
10/03/2021 Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine
01/26/2020 Kamloops Triathlon Club - 4x Mixed Relay Indoor Triathlon 1:44:00 (Team)
09/07/2019 Gran Fondo Whistler (Canada) 16/102 (Div)
05/26/2019 Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride 3:54:22

Yuriko Marshall

Williams Lake, Canada |

Main FocusRoad Cycling / Criterium
Bucket List RaceUCI Gran Fondo World Championships
Off-Day ActivityPower Yoga (I'm an instructor :-)

I am an immigrant (2003) from Japan in Canada. I started road biking only one year ago. I never thought it would be something I would be interested in.
Indeed, I grew up in a pancake flat area and had only ridden a Mama-chari or Japanese utility bicycle (single speed steel bike) for going to school when I was a teenager.
I am now a 50 year-old women, but I try hard to improve my skills on a daily basis. I raced in the Gran Fondo Whistler 2019 and I almost qualified for the UCI World Championships 2020 in my age category. I was only one place short (less than 4 minutes) from making the cutoff 20%, so it was very frustrating, but I will try more races over the year in order to qualify anyway!
I now blog about my biking experiences in Japanese and have the 3rd most read Japanese blog for overseas cycling.