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July 16/17 20:10 pm - Tour de White Rock Road race report and results


Posted by Editoress on 07/16/17
 

Kirsti Lay Takes Third Superweek Win

The 2017 edition of the BC Super week series concluded on Sunday with the final stage of the tour de White Rock, the Peace Arch News Road Race.

Kirsti Lay took a break after riding five races in six days to start BC Superweek, and it seems the rest paid off. The 2015 Pan-Am team pursuit gold medalist broke away to solo victory in the Peace Arch News Road Race on Sunday, finishing the nearly 81-kilometre grind in two hours, 25 minutes, and 48 seconds. The course and its gorgeous backdrop attracted Lay to give it a go to wrap up her time at BC Superweek.

"It feels pretty amazing, this course is really fun, and it never really lets up so I for sure wanted to give it a shot," the Montreal native said. "It worked perfectly in my preparation for Cascade next week. It was a really great race and awesome to finish this way at BC Superweek."

22-year-old Margot Clyne went on a break just three laps into the grueling race, and it looked like she might make it stick, until Lay and 2012 Canadian Olympian Joelle Numainville reeled her in.

"Margot really put in an amazing effort and it took a while for us to catch her. We knew with under four to go we really had to put the pressure on or else she was going to really get away. We jumped on the Columbia hill, and Joelle and I worked together quite well. She's [Numainville] super strong so I was pretty excited to get away with her," explained Lay, who ended up winning three of BC Superweek's nine races this year. "Then last lap, I just jumped when I saw Margot at the top of the climb and I was able to get a gap on Joelle and from there just brought it home. I didn't want to leave it to the last climb in case it was a little hard to get away, so I just tried to place my bets on it."

Clyne is from Boulder, Colorado, but moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia. She graduated this past May with a Bachelor of Science in Math and a minor in Atmospheric Sciences with plans to get her PhD in Climate Dynamics. She placed third at the 2016 USA Hill Climb National Championships and was the 2016 Colorado State Road Champion.

"I've been with the UBC Cycling Team for the last couple of years. I really thank them a lot for that, collegiate cycling's done a lot for me and it's great to see the team grow. It's amazing to race in this field, I'm very new to this field and the women here are absolutely incredible," the 22-year-old said. "BC Superweek's been an amazing opportunity to learn from these women and race with them. Joelle and Kirsti, they're fantastic riders and it's been great to go head-to-head with them all week."

Being from the high altitudes of Colorado, the expectation would be that Clyne likes to climb - and that expectation is correct - she's a climber by nature.

"I like attacking on the climbs, but this week, it's been just attack, attack, and attack to see what will stick. I've had a lot of digs this week and I don't think that was anything new to the field who's been here all week. Today, it finally stuck and finally was able to have my race," she said.

Numainville, a three-time Canadian National Road Race Champion, had a top-10 finish at each BC Superweek race she started this year after her third place finish in White Rock on Sunday, including top-five placings at the Ladner Criterium as part of the Tour de Delta and the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. Her results in the Choices Markets Criterium on Saturday and in the Road Race on Sunday earned her the Tour de White Rock Women's Omnium.

Men's Race

Already a two-time winner of the Tour de Delta White Spot | Delta Road Race, Steve Fisher, who makes his home less than an hour south of White Rock in Bellingham, ascended to the top of the podium in the men's race at the Steve Nash Fitness World presents Tour de White Rock Peace Arch News Road Race on Sunday afternoon.

Fisher is riding for the Hangar 15 Bicycles team and used his powerful sprint to jump ahead of Travis Samuel of the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team and Courtney, BC's Nigel Ellsay, who rides for Silber Pro Cycling. Hangar 15 was one of the larger teams in the race, and they played it to their advantage as Fisher finished the 134-kilometre trek in three hours, 30 minutes, and seven seconds.

"We really had a lot of cards to play today, we just wanted to make the race hard and hopefully came out on top with the numbers in the front group late in the race and it panned out for us," he said. "I was definitely hurting on the climbs a little bit. Nigel put in some pretty good digs and I think it put us on the back foot, I just knew I had to hang on until the last corner before the finish."

Langlois Brown's Dylan Davies broke away with eleven laps to go and the other teams were well aware of the cyclist who began his cycling career as a bike messenger while attending college in Vancouver.

"There were four guys behind Dylan and we had Kaler Marshall in that group," explained Fisher. "Then Francisco Mancebo and I came across in a pretty big group on the steeper climb. It took us a while to get up there, once we did, everyone kind of set about working to bring Dylan back and he was right in his prime, it took us a long time."

The H&R Block Pro Cycling Team is back on the podium at the Tour de White Rock after Garrett McLeod won the road race two years ago. H&R Block had big numbers in the field as well, with eight riders taking to the start line. Following a seventh place finish in the Choices Markets Criterium on Saturday, Samuel knew he was in contention for the omnium.

"Going in I was seventh overall, so I knew I had extra points on most of the guys. Our goal was with the numbers, just put Silber and Canyon under pressure all day," said Samuel, a multi-sport athlete who has competed in hockey, soccer, basketball, and triathlon. "Every time Nigel, or Steve, and Mancebo had to follow moves, it was one less match that I had to burn early on in the race, but it helped me at the end."

Despite mostly racing in the Pacific Northwest, Fisher's exploits on the road are well documented, and Samuel was aware of his strength as a sprinter.

"I knew if it came down to a sprint with Steve it was going to be tight, but I think he got an upper hand on me, so coming over the last climb, the guys started playing cat and mouse and I hit them there going into the descent hoping that I could have ten or 20 bike lengths on them going into the corner," described Samuel. "Unfortunately, Steve got back through the corner and he had prime position."

Ellsay made it onto the podium for the first time at BC Superweek this year with the third place finish. The 23-year-old represented Canada twice - at the World Championships as a Junior rider in 2012 and as a U23 rider in 2015. His game plan for Sunday's road race was to try and get away, riding aggressive once the peloton broke up.

"I did what I could, but it wasn't quite enough today. On that last lap, Steve, Travis and I were just riding, no one wanted to go. I hit it once or twice on the climb, couldn't get much of a gap and it was just a sprint for the finish. Props to them, Steve is super strong, a great sprint, and it's great to see Travis up there too."

Fisher's win awarded him the 2017 Tour de White Rock Omnium and the $1,000 prize to go along with it. Florenz Knauer, who's won the Tour de White Rock Omnium three times, was second.

Brian Wiebe - BC Superweek

 

 

Results from the Tour de White Rock Road race, final race of the 2017 BC Superweek

Pro/1/2/3 Women, 80.8 km
1 Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally Cycling - Women 2:25:48
2 Margot Clyne (USA) UBC Cycling Team 2:26:26
3 Joelle Numainville (Can) Independent 2:26:59
4 Marie-Soleil Blais (Can) Independent 2:30:24
5 Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
6 Josie Talbot (Aus) ISCorp p/b Progress both s.t.
7 Rachel Langdon (GBr) ISCorp p/b Progress 2:30:26
8 Haley Gill (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
9 Megan Heath (USA) Rally Cycling - Women
10 Ariane Bonhomme (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
11 Megan Rathwell (Can) Independent
12 Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Hagens Berman | Supermint
13 Emma Lujan (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling all s.t.
14 Esta Bovill (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team 2:30:28
15 Janna Gillick (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling 2:30:29
16 Anna Gabrielle (Gabby) Traxler (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing s.t.
17 Catherine Ouellette (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii 2:30:51
18 Devaney Collier (Can) Independent 2:31:24
19 Callie Swan (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team 2:31:24
20 Allyson Gillard (Can) Desjardins-Ford 2:31:26
21 Monica Volk (USA) Rally Cycling - Women 2:32:01
22 Chloe Mcintosh (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team s.t.
23 Elizabeth Gin (Can) Independent 2:32:18
24 Hannah Shell (USA) ISCorp p/b Progress 2:32:30
25 Anna Booth (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team 2:33:23
26 Erin J Attwell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing 2:33:35
27 Joyce Spruyt (Can) Rise Racing
28 Joanie Caron (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty both s.t.
29 Julie Kuliecza (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint 2:33:39
30 Isabella Bertold (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
31 Anika Todd (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing both s.t.
32 Carolyn Russell (Can) Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA 2:41:15
33 Lora Genaille (Can) Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA 2:44:11
34 Sara Giovannetti (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii 2:44:12
35 Alizee Brien (Can) Independent 2:45:00
35 Suzanne Hamilton (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii s.t.
DNF Emily Flynn (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNF Kinley Gibson (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNF Karlee Gendron (Can) Rise Racing
DNF Kassandra Kriarakis (Can) Rise Racing
DNF Holly Simonson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Anna Talman (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Jamie Gilgen (Can) Rise Racing
DNF Caroline Baur (Sui) ISCorp p/b Progress
DNF Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Colavita - Bianchi
DNF Dafne Theroux-Izquierdo (Can) Desjardins-Ford
DNF Gillian Ellsay (Can) Team Colavita | Bianchi Pro Cycling p/b Vittoria Tires
DNF Eloise Vaughan (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
DNS Helena Coney (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNS Sarah Coney (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNS Amelie Bruneau (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNS Gillian Carleton (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNS Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling - Women
DNS Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling - Women
DNS Ashley Barson (Can) Rise Racing
DNS Miriam Brouwer (Can) Rise Racing
DNS Carrie Cartmill (Can) Rise Racing
DNS Michele Schaeffer (USA) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNS Bryony Botha (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Holly Edmondston (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Elyse Fraser (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Racquel Sheath (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Iona Halliday (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
DNS Rebecca Stephens (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
DNS Fiona Vernon (Can) Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA
DNS Brenna Pauly (Can) Tripleshot Cycling Club
DNS Meghan Grant (Can) Independent
 
Pro/1/2 Men, 133.9 km
1 Steve Fisher (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 3:30:08
2 Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team at s.t.
3 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 3:30:14
4 Jordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 3:30:27
5 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 3:30:56
6 Florenz Knauer (Can) Stradalli Safatti 3:31:16
7 Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
8 Felix Cote-Bouvette (Can) Garneau Quebecor
9 Kyle Buckosky (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing all s.t.
10 Liam White (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team 3:31:23
11 Chris Winn (Aus) Hangar 15 Bicycles
12 Oliver Evans (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
13 Chris Harland-Dunaway (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
14 Chris Prendergast (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
15 Erik Slack (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
16 Connor Toppings (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
17 Craig Richey (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling
18 Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
19 Yuri Hrycaj (Can) Toronto Hustle 3:31:26
20 Nicolas Ducharme (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci 3:31:32
21 Alexander Amiri (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
22 Cortlan Brown (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
23 Olivier Peloquin (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
24 Alexander Fraser-Maraun (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock all s.t.
25 Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling 3:31:47
26 Clarke Lind (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing 3:31:50
27 Cory Greenberg (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 3:31:52
28 Rolando Gonzalez (CRc) Veloselect Racing Team s.t.
29 Sam Boardman (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro 3:32:11
30 Wilson Tran (Can) Langlois Brown Racing 3:32:12
31 Kaler Marshall (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles 3:32:22
32 Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 3:32:24
33 Stephen Keeping (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci 3:32:48
34 Jean-Simon D'anjou (Can) Garneau Quebecor 3:33:10
35 Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau Quebecor s.t.
36 Conor O'brien (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team 3:33:30
37 Anton Varabei (Can) Toronto Hustle 3:33:46
38 Nigel Kinney (USA) Langlois Brown Racing 3:34:18
39 Garrett Mcleod (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling s.t.
40 Kyle Boorsma (Can) Toronto Hustle 3:35:04
41 Lukas Conly (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team 3:36:18
42 Alexander Murison (GBr) Trek Red Truck Racing 3:36:32
43 Francisco Mancebo (Esp) Hangar 15 Bicycles 3:38:28
44 Dylan Davies (Can) Langlois Brown Racing 3:38:30
OTL Justin Mauch (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
OTL Justin Homewood (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
OTL Ryan Primeau (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
OTL Kellen Viznaugh (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Alexis Cartier (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Philip Lavery (Irl) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Matt Staples (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Alberto Covarrubias (Mex) Stradalli Safetti
DNF Peter Foerster (Ger) Stradalli Safetti
DNF Andy Scarano (USA) Stradalli Safetti
DNF Alexander Cowan (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Danick Vandale (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Brendan Cowley (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Sean Henry (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Jordann Jones (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Adam Lefebvre (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Isaac Niles (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 Sam Bassetti (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 Conor Martin (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF Sherwood Plant (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNF Michael Wegner (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNF Sascha Cantor (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Alan Dempsey (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Christian Gomes (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF William Goodfellow (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Antoine Fabry (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Hugo Jones (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Dylan Kennett (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Benoit Boulay (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Brad Bradford (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Evan Murphy (USA) Toronto Hustle
DNF Trevor O'donnell (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Robert Gutgesell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Jake Cullen (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Joshua Kropf (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Von Winkelmann (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Marc Dupuis (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Chris Macleod (Can) Smart Savvy+ Garneau U23 Cycling Team
DNF Max Rubarth (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNF Todd Satchell (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNF Allan Satchell (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNF Duncan Bryson (Can) Victoria Wheelers
DNF Jackson Bocksnick (Can) Victoria Wheelers
DNF Ryan Golbeck (Can) Mighty Riders Cycling
DNF Scott Wannop (Can) Mighty Riders Cycling
DNF Thorsten Askervold (USA) Storck CCN
DNF Harrison Bailey (Aus) Storck CCN
DNF Owen Gillott (Aus) Storck-CCN
DNF Manuel Fehlmann (Can) Fulgas
DNF Devon Moonie (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Tommy Waldeck (Can) OCTTO Cycling Team
DNF Spencer Downing (USA) Panache Houndstooth Racing
DNF Mason Burtnik (Can) Independent
DNF Jared Gray (NZl) Independent
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 Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Jure Rupnik (Slo) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
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 Normand Richard (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNS Matt Chatlaong (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 Pieter Bulling (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Tom Sexton (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Campbell Stewart (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNS Ty Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNS Brendan Armstrong (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 - Men
DNS Brad Huff (USA) Rally Cycling - Men
DNS Shane Kline (USA) Rally Cycling - Men
DNS Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling - Men
DNS Tom Soladay (USA) Rally Cycling - Men
DNS Curtis White (USA) Rally Cycling - Men
DNS Simon Ouellet (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNS Hendrik Pineda (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNS Amiel Flett-Brown (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNS Ryan Aitcheson (Can) First Internet Bank Cycling
DNS Wolfgang Brandl (Ger) Movistar Team Ecuador
DNS Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Cinelli Chrome
DNS Brett Wakefield (Can) Team Giant Vancouver
DNS Christian Bernard (Can) Independent
DNS Jordan Gilmore (NZl) Independent
DNS Andrew Russell (Can) Independent
DNS Chris Ernst (Can) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team

 

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