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July 15/17 10:59 am - BC Superweek - PoCo Grand Prix


Posted by Editoress on 07/15/17
 

Kendall Ryan Takes Third Victory at BC Superweek

In 2015, Shelley Olds put in a performance to remember with eight podiums and three straight wins at BC Superweek - plus a number of primes to total about $20,000 in prize money. Fellow American rider Kendall Ryan is close to matching Olds' BC Superweek record haul after a win on Friday at the second annual PoCo Grand Prix.  Canada's Maggie Coles-Lyster (TaG Cycling) was second. The victory is Ryan's third in the series this year after she was atop the podium in Sunday's Tour de Delta White Spot | Delta Road Race and Wednesday's Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. The prize money alone totals more than $17,000.

The 24-year-old from Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank considers BC Superweek a tune up for the Prudential RideLondon Classique in a couple of weeks. It's one of the reasons why she's riding so well. "I'm just training hard and I've got a big UCI WorldTour race coming up in London, so I'm hoping to do well there," said Ryan, who was born into a family of cyclists and began racing BMX at 6-years-old.

As for Friday's PoCo Grand Prix, one of the more technical courses during BC Superweek saw a quick pace with very few lulls in the 40-lap, 52 kilometre race. A bunch sprint of 30 riders decided the winner in one hour, seven seconds. Ryan and her teammates Jennifer Tetrick and Madeleine Park found themselves tagged by some of the teams like Rise Racing and Fluevog's Crit Nasty who had more riders in the race.

"We only had three girls today, so we had a little bit of extra work for us. Jen took me through the straightaway pretty much all the way through the chicane. I was thinking, 'Just breathe, no one's trying to overtake us!', the 2015 U.S. National Criterium Champion said. "Throughout the last two corners, they started to overtake and I was just trying to bide my time and then as soon as somebody hit the gas, I just raced for the last corner because I knew I could hold to the line. That was the plan and it worked!"

Maggie Coles-Lyster was as close to a hometown rider as there was in the PoCo Grand Prix's 56-woman field. Coles-Lyster is from nearby Maple Ridge, which is just over 15 kilometres east of the city of Port Coquitlam. She's raced at BC Superweek for a number of years, both as a young rider and in the women's pro 1/2 races. The 18-year-old now has four top-10 finishes during the series this year.

"Each race I've set these goals for myself. In Gastown it was eighth place and I got eighth. Yesterday (in Burnaby) it was fifth and today I said podium, and I got it!" a jubilant Coles-Lyster said.

Coles-Lyster was aware of the damage Ryan could do, not only because of seeing what she's done so far during BC Superweek, but also in reading the way Friday's race unfolded. "I'd known from watching the prime laps that you had to get through that final corner first if you wanted the win, so that was my goal, just to jump right before and get through that corner. Kendall was just too quick on the outside," explained Coles-Lyster.

Holly Edmonston is riding at BC Superweek for Cycling New Zealand and acquitting herself quite well in Canada's biggest cycling series. The third place finish in Port Coquitlam is her third podium appearance this week and fourth top-10 finish. The 21-year-old track specialist won the Tour de Delta Ladner Criterium last Saturday, was third in Sunday's White Spot | Delta Road Race, and ninth in Wednesday's Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix.


Campbell Stewart (New Zealand) finished first among a sprint of six men to win the second annual PoCo Grand Prix presented by Dominion Lending Centres on Friday before a crowd of thousands in downtown Port Coquitlam. At just 18-years-old, Stewart is already one of New Zealand's most renowned cyclists. He has won four Junior world titles in the past two years, the most by any New Zealand cyclist in history. He's now racing within the elite ranks and it's clear he belongs.

The race was marred by a number of crashes, including one just before the final corner which saw a Garneau Quebecor rider and Stewart collide. The Garneau team was one of the most aggressive in the race, with seven riders taking to the start line and using their strength in numbers to maintain a huge presence throughout.

"They had another crash early on, on the back corner and that kind of threw them out a bit because they started their lead out train quite early," said Stewart, who is the first back-to-back winner at BC Superweek this year after he was atop the podium in Thursday's Giro di Burnaby. "I just tried to fire off a few wheels, get up close, and then a few of them kind of faded. A few other teams came forward with me and just sprinted for the line."

It's become known around the BC Superweek events this week that Stewart's Cycling New Zealand team is putting in a lot of hard work, including their training runs before each night's race. Stewart admits that putting in the hard yards is by design.

"We've had a pretty good training block and everyone from our team is just slowly picking the pace up every day," he described. "Our focus is on the track (usually), but it's awesome to be able to come over here and ride with the other guys from America, Canada, all over the world - and we're enjoying it."

The newly engaged Florenz Knauer was just behind Stewart in second for his third podium appearance at BC Superweek this year. In addition to his PoCo result, the 28-year-old has four top-10 finishes during the series thus far, including a win at the inaugural New West Grand Prix on Tuesday and a third place finish at the MK Delta Lands Criterium last Friday. He had six top-10 finishes last year and in 2014 at BC Superweek events, along with five podium appearances in 2013 and 2015.

A cyclist with perhaps the coolest nickname was third as Ed "Real Deal" Veal sprint across the finish line behind Stewart and Knauer. A latecomer to the pro cycling scene, Veal only started road racing in 2006 at the age of 29. The Queensville, Ontario resident represented Canada in the Men's four kilometre Team Pursuit at the 2015 Toronto Pan-Am Games, winning bronze. On April 10, 2015, Veal set the Canadian "Hour Record" at the Milton Velodrome, covering 47.59 kilometres in 60 minutes. In 2011, the
now 40-year-old attended the Para Pan-Am Games where he rode tandem as the guide for Daniel Chalifour in visually impaired events and won a gold, a silver, and two bronze medals.

BC Superweek continues on Saturday with Steve Nash Fitness World presents Tour de White Rock Choices Markets Criterium. The women's race starts at 5:30 pm and the men begin at 6:30 pm.
Report courtesy Brian Wiebe - BC Superweek

 

 

Results from the PoCo Grand Prix held in Port Coquitlam BC on Friday July 14th

Pro/1/2/3 Women
1 Kendall Ryan (USA) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:00:07
2 Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
3 Holly Edmondston (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
4 Josie Talbot (Aus) ISCorp p/b Progress
5 Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Hagens Berman | Supermint
6 Monica Volk (USA) Rally Cycling
7 Rachel Langdon (GBr) ISCorp p/b Progress
8 Sarah Coney (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
9 Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Colavita - Bianchi
10 Devaney Collier (Can) Independent
11 Haley Gill (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
12 Karlee Gendron (Can) Rise Racing
13 Megan Heath (USA) Rally Cycling
14 Anna Booth (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
15 Caroline Baur (Sui) ISCorp p/b Progress
16 Hannah Shell (USA) ISCorp p/b Progress
17 Chloe Mcintosh (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
18 Helena Coney (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
19 Racquel Sheath (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
20 Janna Gillick (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
21 Eloise Vaughan (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
22 Meghan Grant (Can) Independent
23 Anika Todd (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
24 Julie Kuliecza (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint
25 Sara Giovannetti (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
26 Jamie Gilgen (Can) Rise Racing
27 Alizee Brien (Can) Independent
28 Bryony Botha (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
29 Rachel Canning (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
30 Ariane Bonhomme (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii all s.t.
31 Jennifer Tetrick (Can) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:00:16
32 Joyce Spruyt (Can) Rise Racing s.t.
33 Madeleine Park (NZl) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:00:18
34 Carolyn Russell (Can) Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA
35 Emily Flynn (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
36 Isabella Bertold (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
37 Elyse Fraser (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
38 Amelie Bruneau (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
39 Anna Talman (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
40 Kat Enns (Can) Mighty Riders Cycling
41 Holly Simonson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
42 Dafne Theroux-Izquierdo (Can) Desjardins-Ford
43 Anne Ouellet (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
44 Caron Joanie (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
45 Marie-Soleil Blais (Can) Independent
46 Ashley Barson (Can) Rise Racing all s.t.
47 Carrie Cartmill (Can) Rise Racing 1:00:42
DNF Jennifer Gerth (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNF Kelsey Macdonald (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNF Kinley Gibson (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNF Suzanne Hamilton (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNF Kassandra Kriarakis (Can) Rise Racing
DNF Erin J Attwell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Allyson Gillard (Can) Desjardins-Ford
DNF Pamela Troyer (Can) Mighty Riders Cycling
DNF Brenna Pauly (Can) Tripleshot Cycling Club
DNS Gillian Carleton (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNS Catherine Ouellette (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNS Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling
DNS Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling
DNS Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally Cycling
DNS Miriam Brouwer (Can) Rise Racing
DNS Heather Fischer (USA) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
DNS Michele Schaeffer (USA) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNS Anna Gabrielle (Gabby) Traxler (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNS Nicolle Bruderer (Gua) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
DNS Rebecca Stephens (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
DNS Callie Swan (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNS Ione Johnson (NZl) Independent
DNS Joelle Numainville (Can) Independent
DNS Jasmin Duehring (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20
 
Pro/1/2 Men
1 Campbell Stewart (NZl) Cycling New Zealand 1:06:08
2 Florenz Knauer (Ger) Stradalli Safatti
3 Ed Veal (Can) RealDeal Racing
4 Felix Cote-Bouvette (Can) Garneau Quebecor
5 Liam White (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
6 Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro Cycling all s.t.
7 Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) Cycling New Zealand 1:06:11
8 Chris Prendergast (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
9 Philip Lavery (Irl) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
10 Stuart Shaw (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
11 Wolfgang Brandl (Ger) Movistar Team Ecuador
12 Hendrik Pineda (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
13 Jordan Gilmore (NZl) Independent
14 Evan Murphy (USA) Toronto Hustle
15 Stephen Keeping (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
16 Simon Ouellet (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
17 Harrison Bailey (Aus) Storck CCN
18 Trevor O'Donnell (Can) Toronto Hustle
19 Alexander Murison (GBr) Trek Red Truck Racing
20 Isaac Niles (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
21 Anton Varabei (Can) Toronto Hustle
22 Alexander Amiri (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
23 Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
24 Jordann Jones (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
25 Connor Toppings (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
26 Oliver Evans (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
27 Peter Foerster (Ger) Stradalli Safetti
28 Brendan Cowley (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
29 Steve Savage (Can) Steed Cycles
30 Amiel Flett-Brown (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
31 Joshua Kropf (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team all s.t.
32 William Goodfellow (Can) Veloselect Racing Team 1:06:16
33 Adam Lefebvre (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
34 Jem Arnold (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
35 Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau Quebecor
36 Thorsten Askervold (USA) Storck CCN
37 Sam Boardman (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
38 Brett Wakefield (Can) Team Giant Vancouver all s.t.
39 Benoit Boulay (Can) Toronto Hustle 1:06:20
40 Antoine Fabry (Can) Veloselect Racing Team s.t.
41 Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team 1:06:20
42 Allan Satchell (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team s.t.
43 Jean-Simon D'anjou (Can) Garneau Quebecor 1:06:22
44 Brett Boniface (Can) Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA
45 Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
46 Cory Ostertag (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
47 Wilson Tran (Can) Langlois Brown Racing all s.t.
48 Lukas Conly (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team 1:06:24
49 Robert Gutgesell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing s.t.
50 Alberto Covarrubias (Mex) Stradalli Safetti 1:06:28
51 Alexander Cowan (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 1:06:50
52 Mason Burtnik (Can) Independent 1:06:59
DNF Alexis Cartier (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Conor O'brien (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Jure Rupnik (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Matt Staples (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Andy Scarano (USA) Stradalli Safetti
DNF Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Danick Vandale (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Sean Henry (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Normand Richard (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Patrick Riddell (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Nate Freed (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNF Justin Mauch (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNF Elliott Doyle (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNF Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNF Marc-Antoine Soucy (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNF Jean-Francois Soucy (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNF Cameron Fitzmaurice (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF James Grant (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF Maurice Worsfold (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF Chris Worsfold (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF Liam Magennis (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
DNF Joshua Taylor (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
DNF Dylan Davies (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNF Sherwood Plant (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNF Sascha Cantor (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Rolando Gonzalez (CRc) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Ryan Primeau (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Hugo Jones (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Tom Sexton (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Kyle Boorsma (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Brad Bradford (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Yuri Hrycaj (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Ty Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Brendan Armstrong (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Kyle Buckosky (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Kellen Viznaugh (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Von Winkelmann (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Adam Attwell (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Chris Macleod (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Olivier Peloquin (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNF Max Rubarth (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNF Thomas Wallace (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Todd Satchell (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNF Duncan Bryson (Can) Victoria Wheelers
DNF Nick Monette (Can) Victoria Wheelers
DNF Jackson Bocksnick (Can) Victoria Wheelers
DNF Owen Gillott (Aus) Storck-CCN
DNF Ryan Aitcheson (Can) First Internet Bank Cycling
DNF Jeffrey Kemp (Can) Capa Tosta
DNF Dan Gronross (Can) Steed Cycles
DNF Adam Holcombe (Can) Gastown Cycling Racing Reds
DNF Tommy Waldeck (Can) OCTTO Cycling Team
DNF Gordon Tulip (Can) Pro City Racing
DNF Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Cinelli Chrome
DNF Christian Bernard (Can) Independent
DNF Emmanuel Suarez (USA) Independent
DNF Chris Ernst (Can) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNF Lucas Taylor (Can) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNF John Willcox (Can) Team RaceClean
DNS Ryan Macanally (Aus) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNS Alexander Fraser-Maraun (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNS Brandon Jones (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNS Nicholas Jones (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNS Sam Bassetti (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNS Matt Chatlaong (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNS Chris Harland-Dunaway (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNS Ryan Moore (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNS William Myers (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNS Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNS Timothy Austen (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNS Alan Dempsey (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNS Christian Gomes (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNS Pieter Bulling (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Dylan Kennett (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Clarke Lind (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNS Kurt Penno (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNS Mac Brennan (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNS Miguel Bryon (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNS Oscar Clark (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNS Tyler Magner (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNS John P Murphy (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNS Brendan Rhim (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNS Hunter Grove (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNS Scott Law (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNS Bryan Lewis (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNS Eric Marcotte (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNS Karl Menzies (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNS Justin Williams (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNS Jesse Anthony (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Brad Huff (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Shane Kline (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling
DNS Tom Soladay (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Curtis White (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Nicolas Ducharme (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNS Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling
DNS Enrico Traini (Can) FCV Kalistio P/B Peloton Concracting
DNS Spencer Downing (USA) Panache Houndstooth Racing
DNS Jonathan Braunstein (Can) Independent
DNS Jared Gray (NZl) Independent


 


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