We speak to Anneleen Bosma, women’s winner of the Forte

Anneleen Bosma

“I’d never climbed a mountain before!”

So speaks Anneleen Bosma, almost casually, as we chatted to her about her victory in the most recent edition of RBC GranFondo Whistler’s toughest challenge, the Forte category.

“On the day, I tried to ride in a group up to Cypress Mountain, but decided to stick to my own pace on the climb to prevent burning out too quickly. Halfway through I started passing people that passed me earlier so I knew that my strategy was working. When I got to the top of Cypress, I realized that I hadn’t seen any women descending yet so that motivated me to just push at my max pace for the rest of the ride.”

You can read the full interview here.