Local Tour de France competitor helps teammate grab yellow jacket

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by MATT MARN Only a decade ago, Brent Bookwalter was a local cycling enthusiast when he began competing in local amateur events. Years later, he met Cadel Evans, a professional cyclist, and asked for his autograph. In 2011, Bookwalter helped his professional cycling team bring home the win at the most prestigious cycling race in […]

Bookwalter takes Squire to Paris

Brent Bookwalter, a 2002 Rockford High School graduate, and Angela Anderson, a Rockford Freshman Center teacher, pose in Paris, France, at the finish of the 2011 Tour de France on Sunday, July 24. Bookwalter is the son of Rockford residents Connie and Jack Zinger and Harry and Bunny Bookwalter and brother of Taylor Bookwalter. His team, BMC Pro Cycling, came into Paris with the yellow jersey on rider Cadel Evans.