42 year-old Hollywood star and elite athlete Tanc Sade, best know for roles in Sons of Anarchy, CSI, Lethal Weapon and Gilmore Girls, raced to a second place finish at the Tour de Big Bear high in the mountains of Southern California on 5 August.
In his second amateur fondo race, Sade put in an outstanding performance to finish the 70 mile event with over 5600 feet of high altitude climbing in 3:21:16, beating third place rider Thomas Ryan by 1 second. Both riders finished just over 40 seconds behind first place rider Juan Rocha from a field of 489 participants.
In October 2021, Sade finished third at Ride Santa Barbara, another demanding Southern California gran fondo that includes climbs featured in past Tour of California professional races.
Sade’s podium results are not surprising, from 1998-2002 he was an elite Australian mountain biker until he stopped to focus on his acting career. He is also a former Australian National Freedive champion who can hold his breath for an amazing seven minutes.
Complete Tour de Big Bear results HERE.
Photos: Tanc Sade