Prospera Valley GranFondo riders headed out of Fort Langley Sunday morning. (Langley Advance files)

Cyclist injured in serious crash during GranFondo event

Incident occurred Sunday morning in Abbotsford following event start in Langley

A serious crash occurred Sunday morning in Abbotsford during the annual Prospera Valley GranFondo cycling event.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said first responders were called at about 10 a.m. after a cyclist lost control and crashed in the area of Lefeuvre Road and Graham Crescent.

MacDonald said the 35-year-old man was “severely injured” and was taken to hospital by ground ambulance. His condition at this time is not known.

MacDonald said no other cyclists or vehicles were involved in the incident.

The area where the crash occurred is a steep decline around a sharp corner.

The GranFondo began Sunday morning and offered three different routes – 50 km, 88 km and 160 km.

Each ride began and ended in Fort Langley, and the two longest routes brought riders into Abbotsford.

Approximately 1,500 riders took part, raising money for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Poor ventilation likely cause of carbon monoxide incident at Delta farm

All 42 patients have been released from hospital, according to Delta Fire

LETTER: Township has much to do the day before Christmas

A Langley letter writer shares her prose about Township Langley council preparing for Christmas Day.

Santa, Moana drop in on Aldergrove children’s party: PHOTOS

Annual Christmas party for children hosted by Aldergrove Elks

North Langley boys fight to finish ahead of Clayton’s Lord Tweedsmuir

Tsumura Basketball Invitational action wrapped up Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

Langley families spend time with the man in red

Willows Church hosted a Santa Claus Breakfast Saturday morning, attracting lots of folks.

VIDEO: Goalie of Langley-based Giants kept door shut to U.S. league-leaders

Vancouver G-Men defeated the Winterhawks Tuesday 5-3 at LEC, now 1-0 in Portland Friday night.

Site C decision coming Monday morning

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

VIDEO: Man frustrated that Vancouver taxi driver won’t take him home to New Westminster

Kuldip Gill says that not being able to get a ride to the suburbs is a constant problem

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Todd’s mother Carol stresses the importance of putting the phone down and talking with children

UPDATE: Train hits hydro pole, causes outage near Deltaport

No injuries reported but traffic in and out of Deltaport is blocked

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

Most Read