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July 9/18 9:01 am - de Vos wins Tour de Delta RR, Lay 3rd

Posted by Editoress on 07/9/18

Local Rider Adam de Vos Wins Delta Road Race

Local Victoria rider Adam de Vos (Rally Cycling) crossed the finish line solo on Sunday to win the 155 kilometre UCI sanctioned Tour de Delta presented by Beedie White Spot | Delta Road Race. As he finished, he pointed at a tattoo on his wrist of a fox chasing a rabbit. The symbolism has a special meaning to him.









"It's a new fox tattoo, it's part of my heritage and it's what my last name means in English," de Vos explained. "I had a breakaway in Malaysia that I won a stage on and they called me 'Sneaky Fox', so that's what it is."

The last half of Sunday's race saw several attacks and breaks, but it was de Vos and his Rally Cycling teammates near the front each time, despite the chase group being loaded with speedsters like Germany's Florenz Knauer (Hermann Radteam), the third place finisher in the Saturday night Ladner Crit.

"Florenz - I raced with him on H&R Block actually - he is incredibly quick. In a group of eight when you have the numbers, you can't just go with one in four odds, you must make it better for yourself so that's what we were trying to do," said de Vos. "My teammate Nigel Ellsay was in a good group there, causing the riders in my group to do a lot of work, so I was in a good spot and we just wanted to reshuffle. I think the chaos was good for us and we took advantage."

Second place finisher Kaler Marshall was guest rider for the local Vancouver Langlois Brown team. The 32-year-old went up the road with de Vos to leave the chase group behind on the last lap, knowing that the heat would be cranked up.

"The last couple laps got really hot, Rally was kind of going 1-2; sending guys up and then coming into the final half-lap through the start/finish, de Vos just started to roll off the front and I thought, 'This is a wheel to go with' and that last lap hurt a lot. I just stuck on his wheel as long as possible and helped when I could and hoped we could go 1-2," Marshall said.

Rally Cycling took third spot as well, with Eric Young making his third straight appearance on the podium at the Tour de Delta after the 29-year-old won Saturday's Ladner Criterium and Friday's North Delta Criterium. The team now has six podium appearances through three races to open BC Superweek.

De Vos is the first Canadian to win a race at BC Superweek this year and claiming victory on home turf means a lot. "It's the first UCI race that I've raced at where I've slept in my own bed, so it's pretty cool to win here. I grew up in Victoria, raced in the Lower Mainland with Trek Red Truck and H&R Block for a number of years, my aunt and uncle used to live on the course in Tsawwassen, so it's a cool race to win for me."

Women's Race

The women's 104 kilometre race saw American Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) finish first for the third straight day at the Tour de Delta and BC Superweek. The three-time US national champion also won the Ladner Criterium on Saturday and the North Delta Criterium on Friday to kick off the series. Ryan joins Joelle Numainville as one of only two women to win all three races in Delta in the same year. She's also back-to-back champion at the White Spot | Delta Road Race after winning it in 2017.

This year, it was a great lead out by Ryan's teammates on the final lap that set up her specialty - the sprint. "My teammates absolutely gutted themselves in that lead out. They were relentless today on every attack and just made sure I was able to sit in and save everything for the finish," explained the 25-year-old from Camarillo, California, who nets nearly $3,400 for the win.








"I tried to do the same line I took last year, I think I went a little bit early, but I was still taking the fastest line. I saw Lily Williams coming up on my right and just had to hit it again, so I was happy to hold on to it and take the win a second time."

Williams, who is riding for the Hagens Berman - Spearmint, finished second in the bunch sprint. Rally Cycling's Kirsti Lay was second in Saturday's Ladner Criterium and third in Sunday's White Spot | Delta Road Race. As the race developed, it became clear to the Calgary native that it would end in a bunch sprint.

"People started putting in a few digs to see what could stick and it was pretty clear that nothing was going to hold. Even though people were trying, we were rushing right on the back and TIBCO was setting up the sprint for Kendall, we knew that. We were just trying to play off that and see how it went," said Lay. "There was lots of traffic out there, it's a long, long draggy sprint to the finish so you have to be patient; we came third today, it was a good race, but we're still going for that win."

Despite the third-place finish, the UCI points gained are huge for Canadian cyclists like Lay, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. "It's huge to have a UCI race in Canada. It's amazing, we love coming here and it's such a fun race, especially because everyone comes out of their houses and cheers for us. It's just a great atmosphere of racing."

With the field knowing TIBCO would likely try and set up Ryan for the sprint finish, Lay adds that they'll continue to try and counter the strategy as BC Superweek rolls on. "Kendall's a great sprinter and she's very smart, so we've got to play off that and eventually I think we can get it," said Lay. "The New West Grand Prix has a kicker in it so it's not totally straightforward, you have to be able to climb a bit, so maybe we can use that to our advantage."

TIBCO's tactics through three days at BC Superweek are no secret to the other riders now, and it's something Ryan is aware of. "We're here all week and going for some more wins, hopefully mix it up - I'm not giving anything away!" she laughed.

BC Superweek continues Tuesday with the New West Grand Prix.


Women, 103.6
1 Kendall Ryan (USA) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 2:42:30
2 Lily Williams (USA) Hagens Berman Supermint
3 Kristi Lay (Can) Rally Cycling
4 Harriet Owen (GBr) Hagens Berman Supermint
5 Raphaele Lemieux (Can) LA Sweat
6 Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman Supermint
7 Esther Meisels (Isr) Point S Nokian
8 Marie-Soleil Blais (Can) Desjardins-Ford P/B Cromwell
9 Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman Supermint
10 Alison Jackson (Can) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
11 Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman Supermint
12 Ariane Bonhomme (Can) Canadian National Team
13 Joanie Caron (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
14 Haley Gill (Can) Rise Racing
15 Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
16 Beth Ann Orton (USA) Point S Nokian
17 Heidi Franz (USA) Rally Cycling
18 Frederique Larose Gingras (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
19 Rachel Canning (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
20 Ella Harris (NZl) Composite 1
21 Elizabeth Stannard (Can) Rise Racing
22 Summer Moak (USA) Rally Cycling
23 Emily Spence (Can) Composite 1
24 Brenna Wrye-Simpson (USA) LA Sweat
25 Laura Van Gilder (USA) Composite 1
26 Miriam Brouwer (Can) Canadian National Team
27 Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling
28 Elena Valentini (Ita) Jakroo Racing
29 Libby Arbuckle (NZl) Composite 1
30 Emily Flynn (Can) Canadian National Team all s.t.
31 Laurie Jussaume (Can) Canadian National Team 0:04
32 Janna Gillick (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
33 Olivia Baril (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
34 Holly Henry (Can) Rise Racing
35 Philippa Sutton (Can) Rise Racing
36 Holly Simonson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
37 Luce Bourbeau (Can) Desjardins-Ford P/B Cromwell
38 Michele Schaeffer (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
39 Samantha Quijano (Can) Jakroo Racing
40 Ann-Pascale Ouellet (Can) Desjardins-Ford P/B Cromwell
41 Irena Ossola (USA) Jakroo Racing
42 Isabella Bertold (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
43 Anna Talman (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
44 Nicole Pressprich (USA) Point S Nokian
45 Erica Clevenger (USA) Twenty20 p/b SHO - AIR
46 Sarah Macarthur (Can) Rise Racing
47 Calie Swan (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
48 Emma Lujan (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
49 Kate Smith (Can) Rise Racing
50 Emily Newsom (USA) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
51 Margot Clyne (USA) Twenty20 p/b SHO - AIR all s.t.
52 Caroline Kenning (Can) Composite 1 0:09
53 Kristen Arnold (USA) Point S Nokian
54 Steph Roorda (Can) Twenty20 p/b SHO - AIR
55 Jasmin Duehring (Can) Twenty20 p/b SHO - AIR
56 Abilgail Mickey (USA) Rally Cycling
57 Krista Matthews (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling all s.t.
58 Nicolle Bruderer (Gua) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 0:13
59 Whitney Allison (USA) Hagens Berman Supermint
60 Annie Forman-Mackey (Can) Canadian National Team both s.t.
61 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 0:14
62 Pamela Troyer (Can) Composite 1 0:24
63 Stephanie Wood (USA) LA Sweat s.t.
64 Esta Bovill (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team 0:25
65 Claire Cameron (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty 0:26
66 Catherine Oullette (Can) Canadian National Team 0:28
67 Allyson Gillard (Can) Desjardins-Ford P/B Cromwell 0:42
68 Helena Coney (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team 3:26
69 Zoe Saccio (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty 3:28
70 Sarah Coney (Can) LA Sweat 3:32
DNF Mallory Miller (USA) Point S Nokian
DNF Sonia Taylor (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Madeline Spangehl (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Katherine Enns (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Jennifer Gerth (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNF Erin Attwell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Dafne Theroux Izquierdo (Can) Desjardins-Ford P/B Cromwell
DNF Mary Maroon (USA) Jakroo Racing
DNF Anna Stewart (Can) Jakroo Racing
DNS Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling
DNS Tegan Cochrane (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
Men, 155.46
1 Adam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling 3:30:12
2 Kaler Marshall (USA) Langlois Brown at 0:04
3 Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling 0:29
4 Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
5 Christopher Hatz (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
6 Jure Rupnik (Slo) H&R Block Pro Cycling
7 Quinten Kirby (USA) Marc Pro Cycling
8 Gavin Murray (USA) Marc Pro Cycling
10 Evan Burtnik (Can) Canadian National Team / Race Clean
11 Mehdi Benhamouda (Fra) TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN)
12 Mitch Ketler (Can) Applewood Garneau p/b Smart Savvy+ U23
13 Thorsten Askervold (USA) Team California
14 Hendrik Pineda (Can) Probaclac/Devinci
16 Thierry Kirouac-Marcassa (Can) Canadian National Team / Race Clean
17 Kent Ross (USA) Hedrick Racing
18 Tim Stave (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
19 Wilson Tran (Can) Langlois Brown
20 Florenz Knauer (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
21 Noah Simms (Can) Toronto Hustle
22 Patrick Riddell (Can) Hewdog Racing
23 Fabio Calabria (Aus) TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN)
24 Joseph Lewis (Aus) Holowesko Citadel Presented by Arapahoe Resources
25 Cade Bickmore (USA) Groove Subaru
26 Robert Pearce (USA) Marc Pro Cycling
27 Enrique Serato (USA) Team California
28 Cormac Mcgeough (Ita) JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS
29 Jonathan Cassivi (Can) Desjardin Ford p/b Cromwell
30 Gabriel Drapeau-Zgoralski (Can) Canadian National Team / Race Clean
31 Brendan Cowley (USA) Hewdog Racing
32 Jack Burke (Can) JELLY BELLY P/B MAXXIS
33 Chad Hall (USA) Team California
34 Pierre-Bernard Thiffault (Can) Hedrick Racing
35 Amiel Flett Brown (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
36 Aidan Caves (Can) Canadian National Team / Race Clean
37 Ethan Palamerek (Can) Toronto Hustle
38 Jackson Bocksnick (Can) Hewdog Racing
39 Trevor O'donnell (Can) Toronto Hustle
40 Ryan Anderson (Can) Rally Cycling
41 Brad Huff (USA) Rally Cycling
42 Sam Boardman (USA) Marc Pro Cycling
43 Alex Amiri (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
44 Andrew Levitt (USA) Groove Subaru
45 Kyle Buckowsky (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
46 Chris Macleod (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
47 Olivier Brisbois (Can) Probaclac/Devinci
48 Christopher Williams (Aus) TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN)
49 Reid Mcclure (Can) TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN)
50 Connor Toppings (Can) Probaclac/Devinci
51 Olivier Peloquin (Can) Probaclac/Devinci
52 Alex Fraser-Maraun (Can) Hewdog Racing
53 Brendan Rhim (USA) Holowesko Citadel Presented by Arapahoe Resources all s.t.
54 Jay Lamoureux (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing 0:37
55 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 0:49
56 Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Holowesko Citadel Presented by Arapahoe Resources 0:54
57 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling 1:05
58 Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac/Devinci 1:18
59 Stephen Clancy (Irl) TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN) 1:30
60 Luke Mudgway (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 3:07
61 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling 3:20
62 Lee Isaman (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling 3:30
63 Emanuel Mini (Arg) TEAM NOVO NORDISK (TNN) 3:30
64 Jack Tanner (USA) Groove Subaru
65 Duncan Bryson (Can) Applewood Garneau p/b Smart Savvy+ U23
66 Marc Dupuis (Can) Hewdog Racing
67 Jake Cullen (Can) Applewood Garneau p/b Smart Savvy+ U23
68 Lukas Conly (Can) Applewood Garneau p/b Smart Savvy+ U23
69 Anton Varabei (Can) Toronto Hustle
70 Kurt Penno (Can) Toronto Hustle
71 Guillaume Davidson (Can) Desjardin Ford p/b Cromwell
72 Cory Ostertag (Can) Langlois Brown
73 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Holowesko Citadel Presented by Arapahoe Resources
74 Tristan Guillemette (Can) Canadian National Team / Race Clean all s.t.
75 Nicolas Masbourian (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 3:34
76 Matthieu Jeannes (Can) Probaclac/Devinci 4:53
77 Alexis Cartier (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling s.t.
78 Jayson Valade (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling 6:58
79 Conor O'brien (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling
80 Adam Jamieson (Can) Silber Pro Cycling both s.t.
DNF Chris Ernst (Can) Canadian National Team / Race Clean
DNF Evan Bybee (USA) Holowesko Citadel Presented by Arapahoe Resources
DNF Grant Koontz (USA) Holowesko Citadel Presented by Arapahoe Resources
DNF Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling
DNF Stephen Bassett (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Marc-Antoince Soucy (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Graham Lock (Can) Applewood Garneau p/b Smart Savvy+ U23
DNF Kellen Viznaugh (Can) Applewood Garneau p/b Smart Savvy+ U23
DNF Isaac Niles (Can) Hewdog Racing
DNF William Myers (USA) Marc Pro Cycling
DNF Stephen Vogel (USA) Marc Pro Cycling
DNF Callum Gordon (USA) Team California
DNF Cooper Rombold (USA) Team California
DNF Camden Vodicka (USA) Team California
DNF Sam Rosenholtz (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Brendan Armstrong (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Erik Diertens (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Alex Murison (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Jordan Gilmore (NZl) Herrmann Radteam
DNF Dillon Corkery (Ita) Herrmann Radteam
DNF Piergiacomo Marcolina (Ita) Herrmann Radteam
DNF Marco Cecchinato (Can) Herrmann Radteam
DNF Lewis Thiley (USA) Hedrick Racing
DNF Kyle Stoffan-Thorton (USA) Hedrick Racing
DNF Tim Mcbirney (USA) Hedrick Racing
DNF Facundo Gabriel Lezica (Arg) Hedrick Racing
DNF Zackary Jensen (USA) Groove Subaru
DNF Nicholas Diniz (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Jordan Jones (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Dylan Davies (Can) Langlois Brown
DNF Nigel Kinney (Can) Langlois Brown
DNF Justin Homewood (Can) Langlois Brown
DNF Gabriel Guay (Can) Desjardin Ford p/b Cromwell
DNF Felix Pelletier (Can) Desjardin Ford p/b Cromwell
DNF Antoince Ippersiel (Can) Desjardin Ford p/b Cromwell
DNF Felix Boutin (Can) Desjardin Ford p/b Cromwell
DNS Dalton Walters (USA) Groove Subaru



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