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July 14/13 10:38 am - Superweek: Tour de White Rock: Stage 2 report, results


Posted by Editoress on 07/14/13
 

Team NOW and Novartis for MS Continues Dominance of BC Superweek


Fans in White Rock could be forgiven if they thought they were seeing a replay of Friday’s Homelife Realty Hill Climb on Saturday at the Choices Markets Criterium as Team NOW and Novartis for MS swept the podium for the second straight day at BC Superweek.

Devon Gorry of Logan, Utah and Robin Farina from Nashville broke away from the pack close to midway through the 30 kilometre race and managed to maintain the lead the rest of the way. In third place, eight seconds back was their teammate Lauren Rauck Komanski from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The finish ensured that Rauck Komanski would wear the Tour de White Rock leader’s jersey heading into Sunday’s final day.

“Maura (Kinsella) and Olivia (Dillon) started it off making it hard (for the field), getting out front early, people had to chase and then once they got caught, we attacked again,” Gorry said. “Robin and I got off and she was working hard pulling me along, cheering me on. It’s definitely a team win, all the other girls on the team made it hard for people to chase us.”

The NOW and Novartis for MS team’s goal, which was founded by Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race", is to show the world that multiple sclerosis does not define those living with the disease. With results like the team is having at 2013 BC Superweek, it’s safe to say more and more people are becoming aware of their cause.

“The fans were great, lots of cheers kept us going,” Gorry added. “It’s a great crowd out here and we thank the organizers for putting on a fantastic race.”

Farina, who owns a bike shop in Charlotte, North Carolina which also serves as a training center where she coaches riders, made her fourth appearance on the podium at BC Superweek.

“Robin’s usually on the top step of the podium, she’s our team captain,” smiled Gorry, who’s had six podium finishes herself in 2013. “We were both working really hard and she said, ‘You have this one today’. She still gave me a little sprint, but just wanted to make me work hard at the end. It was definitely a team effort and a team win.”

Overall NOW and Novartis for MS has 12 podium appearances as a team during BC Superweek.

“We’re really happy, we’ve been here all week, this is our second to last race, we’ll be here one more day and then head to the Cascade Cycling Classic,” said Farina. “We really use these races to kind of learn how to ride some crits together better and get dialed in before one more stage race.”

“Everybody’s contributed really well this week, so we try to share the love and that comes from attacking and counter-attacking and keeping it aggressive.”

The nine-stage $110,000 BC Superweek and the 34th Tour de White Rock both wrap up with the Peace Arch News Road Race on Sunday morning.



Stage 2: Tour de White Rock Criterium

Women
1 Devon Gorry (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS 40:00.5
2 Robin Farina (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS 40:01.6
3 Lauren Rauck Komanski (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS 40:09.6
4 Olivia Dillon (Irl) NOW and Novartis for MS 40:11.1
5 Anika Todd (Can) Ind 40:12.3
6 Jana Schemmer (Ger) RSV Unna
7 Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Ind
8 Lex Albrecht (Can) NOW and Novartis for MS
9 Justine Clift (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
10 Megan Rathwell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes
11 Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes all s.t.
12 Allison Arensman (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS 40:18.9
13 Jennifer McMahon (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling 40:20.3
14 Kathryn Donovan (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS s.t.
15 Tessa Pinckston (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling 40:26.3
16 Maura Kinsella (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS 40:29.2
17 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery 40:58.7
DNF Beth Duryea (Aus) Specialized-lululemon
DNF Audrey Bernard (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery
DNF Candice Vermeulen (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery
DNF Adriane Provost (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery
DNF Carrie Cartmill (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery
DNF Emily Flynn (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery
DNF Shoshauna Laxson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Jenny Lehmann (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Sarah Coney (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Haley Warkentin (Can) Russ Hays Accent Inns p/b Pacific Cycling Centre
DNF Erin Redl (Can) Steed Cycles
DNF Allison Beveridge (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) Local Ride Racing
DNF Spencer Stacey (Can) Republic
DNS Joëlle Numainville (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
DNS Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
DNS Gillian Carleton (Can) Specialized-lululemon
DNS Sophie Williamson (NZl) Vanderkitten
DNS Kate Chilcott (NZl) Vanderkitten
DNS Jessica Cutler (USA) Vanderkitten
DNS Rhae Shaw (Can) Vanderkitten
DNS Meghan Grant (Can) Local Ride Racing
DNS Katie Rushton (Can) Oak Bay Bikes
DNS Gina Haatz (Ger) Ind
DNS Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO

 


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