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July 13/08 9:37 am - Tour de Delta: Stage 1 report, photos and full results

Posted by Editoress on 07/13/08

Tour de Delta Delta BC

Stage 1 (July 12th) : Lehigh Cement Criterium

Photos by Greg Descantes

Lost bags turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Cam Evans.

Evans original plans to race down at the Cascade Classic hit a snag when his luggage was lost on the way back from the Canadian Championships on Monday, making it too tight to get down to Oregon by Wednesday.

Instead Evans stayed home in nearby Tsawwassen and got into a three-rider break at the Lehigh Cement Criterium, using help from Symmetrics Pro Cycling teammate (and Canadian Olympian) Zach Bell to win a sprint out of the final turn and take the second-stage of the Tour de Delta.

“The airline lost my bags but it worked out for the best,” said Evans, who also beat out Bell and Matt Shriver of Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling to win a huge $2,060 Crowd Prime with four laps left. “I’m the hometown guy so it’s got a special place in my heart to win, especially the crit. Everyone comes out to watch and it’s not too often I get to race at home, so it’s really nice.”

After an hour of 900-meter laps through the streets of Ladner, Shriver didn’t stand much of a chance against two Symmetrics riders, especially when one is Evans, the 2007 Canadian Road Race champion, and the other is a Beijing-bound Bell, also defending Tour de Delta champion.

“You do the best you can when you have an Olympic sprinter and a national champion,” Shriver of Pocatello, Idaho, said after holding on to second place. “I just played it as smart as I could and there wasn’t much I could do. I tried to jump out but I was just trying to hang on there.”

Bell’s third-place finish, combined with his fifth place result in the Brenco Prologue on Friday night, gave him the overall leader’s jersey heading into the White Spot Road Race on Sunday morning, and a chance to defend his Tour de Delta overall title for the locally based Symmetrics squad. On Saturday though, he was clearly working for Evans, the hometown boy.

“It’s always good to win in your hometown and I was fortunate enough last year to have all the guys work for me and I was able to take the crit, so I’m happy to work for Cam,” said Bell, who took the leader jersey from Symmetric teammate – and fellow Olympian – Svein Tuft, who dominated Friday’s Prologue. “It wasn’t really a question once we got in the move. We talked about it and I said `yeah I’ll work for you to the end here bud’. The ma thing is we wanted to keep the leader’s jersey among the team and we’re the hometown guys so we want to race really well here.”

For Bell, it also helped him get ready for the track in Beijing.

“Absolutely,” he said when asked if it helps. “It’s an hour-long race and that’s one of the reasons I was out there and real active and putting in the big efforts because that’s the kind of thing I’m going to be doing when I’m racing in Beijing. So I come to these races ready for that effort for sure.”

Cheerwine Pro Cycling’s Kelly Benjamin of Kansas City, Missouri, also took advantage of some help from teammate Sarah Bamberger to win the 36-minute women’s race, beating Australian Ruth Corset (Jazz Apple), who also won the Prologue Friday and will wear the leader’s jersey on Sunday. Langley’s Lisa Howard of Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler was third, while Bamberger dropped off in the final lap after leading out for Benjamin.

“It was kind of a blur,” said Benjamin. “Ruth went and she’s so strong, she really put in a great attack. My teammate was right on her, but I happened to be right on Sarah so I just followed wheels and then realized we had a big gap. Ruth pretty much drove it all the way and then Sarah took over and gave me an excellent lead up.”

Corset came from behind in the final lap to catch a three-rider break and keep her spot atop the overall standing, which bodes well going into the road race for the self-professed climber, who expressed surprise at her strong showing for a second-straight race after winning the Prologue.

“Yes I am looking forward to tomorrow. Tonight was a surprise, I certainly didn’t expect it,” said Corset. “I was waiting or the right moment to go at the end and my teammates did a real good job throughout the race.”

Corset is part of the Jazz Apple development team led by New Zealand cycling legend – and two-time Olympian – Susy Pryde. At 31, Corset is the oldest member on a young team, but the former tri-athlete only took up competitive cycling three years ago, leaving her daughters, aged four and six, in Australia with her husband for her first taste of international racing. She already won the Mt. Hamilton Road Race in San Jose on May 25.

After the Tour de Delta wraps up with the White Spot Road Race on Sunday, BC Superweek continues with the Tour de Gastown and Giro di Burnaby mid week before wrapping up with the historic three-race Tour de White Rock from July 18 through 20.

Pro 1/2 Men
1. Cam Evans (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:02:30
2. Matt Shriver (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling1:02:32
3. Zach Bell (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:02:34
4. Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:03:12
5. Cody Stevenson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling1:03:12
6. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:03:13
7. Ryan Anderson (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:03:13
8. Mike Sayers (USA) BMC Pro Cycling Team1:03:13
9. Tim Sherstobitoff (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team1:03:13
10. Maxime Vives (Can) Calyon Pro Cycling Team1:03:13
11. Kirk O'Bee (USA) Health Net Pro Cycling Team1:03:13
12. Tyler Trace (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic1:03:13
13. Sean Mazich (USA) Team Waste Management1:03:14
14. Scott Laliberte (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing Team 1:03:14
15. Tom Last (GBr) Kinesis UK1:03:15
16. Eric Wohlberg (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:03:15
17. Evan Elken (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling1:03:15
18. Mark Macdonald (Can) Team H&R Block1:03:15
19. Maurice Worsfold (Can) Glotman Simpson Racing 1:03:15
20. Jared Barrilleaux (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling1:03:15
21. Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Waste Management1:03:15
22. Jon Parrish (USA) Team Waste Management1:03:16
23. Grant Van Horn (USA) Team Waste Management1:03:16
24. Mathieu Roy (Can) Calyon Pro Cycling Team1:03:16
25. Josh James (Can) Kinesis UK1:03:17
26. Marcel Aarden (Can) Kona-Adobe1:03:17
27. Chris Worsfold (Can) Glotman Simpson Racing 1:03:17
28. Guy Biggar (Can) Escape Velocity / DEVO1:03:17
29. Kyle Ward (USA) Team Waste Management1:03:17
30. John Perkins (Can) Glotman Simpson Racing 1:03:17
31. Dave Brooks (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic1:03:17
32. Jacob Erker (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:03:18
33. Shaun Adamson (Can) Juventus1:03:18
34. Francois Parisien (Can) Team RACE Pro1:03:18
35. Chris Squire (Can) La Bicicletta1:03:18
36. Dan Skinner (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team1:03:19
37. Owen Harrison (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team1:03:19
38. Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R Block1:03:19
39. Matthew Cottrell (Can) Team Aviawest1:03:20
40. Scott Zwizanski (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team1:03:20
41. Ron Jensen (USA) Team Waste Management1:03:20
42. Garrett Peltonen (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team1:03:20
43. John Meehan (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team1:03:20
44. Ryan Taylor (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing Team 1:03:21
45. Jeff Bolstad (Can) Team H&R Block1:03:21
46. Stevie Cullinan (USA) Team Waste Management1:03:21
47. Jason Fluckiger (Can) repswest1:03:21
48. Rob Britton (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic1:03:22
49. Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics Cycling1:03:22
50. Cory Forrest (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team1:03:22
51. Jonathan Gormick (Can) Kona-Adobe1:03:22
52. Evan Flater (Can) Team Aviawest1:03:22
53. Mathew Bell (Can) Calyon Pro Cycling Team1:03:22
54. Chris Devries (Can) Team H&R Block1:03:22
55. Dave Vukets (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic1:03:23
56. Matt Potma (Can) Kona-Adobe1:03:23
57. Shawn Goulet (Can) Kona-Adobe1:03:23
58. Paul Beard (Can) Escape Velocity1:03:23
59. Alistair Howard (Can) Kona-Adobe1:03:23
60. Mike Norton (USA) Calyon Pro Cycling Team1:03:23
61. Brett Boniface (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing Team 1:03:24
62. Jonathan Page (Can) Escape Velocity1:03:24
63. Trevor Haaheim (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team1:03:25
64. Trent Wilson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling1:03:25
65. Anthony Steenbergen (Can) Team H&R Block1:03:25
66. Brad Kerr (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team1:03:25
67. Nathan Macdonald (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic 1:03:25
68. Kevin Noiles (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic1:03:26
69. Matthew Guse (Can) Calyon Pro Cycling Team1:03:26
70. Jeff Ain (Can) Escape Velocity1:03:27
71. Jesse James Collins (Can) Bicisport Gruppo Sportivo Campione1:03:27
72. Devon Vigus (USA) California Giant/Specialized1:03:27
lapped. Tim Henry (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling1:06:48
lapped. Nic Hamilton (Can) Team Aviawest1:04:28
lapped. Joe Wessel (Can) Kelowna Cycle Opus sd231:07:43
lapped. Ben Chaddock (Can) Team Whistler1:04:28
lapped. Dana Williams (Can) TNA/Shape Properties1:06:43
lapped. Sebastian Salas (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing Team 1:07:43
lapped. Jamie Sparling (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic 1:03:27
DNF. Attila Hajdu (Can) La Bicicletta
DNF. Dan Macdonald (Can) Kona-Adobe
DNF. Chris Reid (Can) Kona-Adobe
DNF. Shane Savage (Can) Mighty Cycling
DNF. Michael Rothengatter (Can) Escape Velocity
DNF. Owen Sturgess (Can) Escape Velocity
DNF. John Tolkamp (Can) Escape Velocity
DNF. Chris Mcneil (Can) Team H&R Block
DNF. Kurtis Vallee (Can) Team Aviawest
DNF. Russell Stead (Can) La Bicicletta
DNF. David Gillam (Can) Cycle Solutions
DNF. Julian Base (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing Team
DNF. Jonathan Cheung (Can) Independent
DNF. Chris Reynolds (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing Team
DNF. Frederic Bussieres (Can) Team Aviawest
1. Kelly Benjamin (USA) Cheerwine Pro Cycling41:28
2. Ruth Corset (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team41:29
3. Lisa Howard (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada41:29
4. Sarah Bamberger (USA) Cheerwine Pro Cycling41:30
5. Sarah Stewart (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team41:38
6. Lauren Ellis (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team41:38
7. Malindills Maclean (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team41:38
8. Steph Roorda (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada41:38
9. Heather Kay (Can) ERTC/Revolution Cycle41:39
10. Gillian Moody (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team41:39
11. Jenny Trew (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada41:39
12. Marie-Claude Gagnon (Can) Glotman Simpson41:39
13. Lisa Dorian (Can) Chicks Cycling Club41:39
14. Jennifer Schulz (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team41:40
15. Karen Watson (Can) Glotman Simpson41:40
16. Morgan Schneidler (USA) Wines of Washington41:40
17. Laura Brown (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada41:40
18. Jaymie Mcgowan (Can) Oak Bay Bikes41:40
19. Heather Lamson (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada41:41
20. Monica Nelson (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team41:41
21. Alyssa Weninger (Can) Sask/BCW41:41
22. Kelsey Miller (Can) Wedgewood Cycling Team41:41
23. Rachel Canning (Can) Escape Velocity / DEVO41:41
24. Susannah Pryde (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team41:42
25. Taitt Sato (USA) ValueAct Capital41:42
26. Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) Team Coastal41:42
27. Jessica Hannah (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada41:43
28. Fiona Macleod (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic42:01
29. Hannah Banks (Aus) ValueAct Capital42:02
lapped. Moriah Macgregor (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada43:42
lapped. Gina Kavesh (USA) Wines of Washington43:57
lapped. Chelsea Bilsbarrow (Can) Giant Bicycles/Team Whistler Canada44:07
lapped. Leslie Vice (Can) Glotman Simpson44:22
lapped. Shoshauna Laxson (USA) Team Whistler44:32
lapped. Sarah Mcmillan (Can) Chicks Cycling Club44:37
lapped. Jennifer Tabbernor (Can) Team Whistler44:47
lapped. Margaret Pugh (Can) Chicks Cycling Club44:47
DNF. Sonja Heilmeier (Can) Chicks Cycling ClubOTL
DNF. Dana Lis (Can) Chicks Cycling ClubOTL
DNF. Sarah Nathan (Can) Chicks Cycling ClubOTL
DNF. Bonnie Catlin (Can) Chicks Cycling ClubOTL
DNF. Clara Hungr (Can) Chicks Cycling ClubOTL
DNF. Jennifer Kohm (Can) Glotman SimpsonOTL
Cat 3/4 Men
1. Roy Mcbeth (Can) Local Ride racing32:34
2. Vaughn Hildebrand (Can) IRC p/b Cameron law32:34
3. Boris Martin (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing - Cycling BC32:34
4. Mark Dormer (Can) Eecape Velocity / Devo32:34
5. Anselmo Rossiello (Can) Team Coastal32:34
6. David Nelson (Can) Independent32:34
7. Colin Hale (Can) Team Coastal32:35
8. Tony Zackery (USA) La Bicicletta Proshop32:35
9. Clayton Sansbury (Can) KONA-ADOBE32:35
10. Brian Griffin (Can) Independent32:35
11. Mike Sidic (Can) Super Champion Shop32:35
12. Kevin Thorpe (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic 32:35
13. Carl Zeschner (Can) CVC - Central Vancouver Cycling32:36
14. Brian Postlethwaite (Can) Escape Velocity / Devo32:36
15. Johnson Jung (Can) Escape Velocity / Devo32:37
16. Mike Laxdal (Can) Campione-Ratcliff Racing Team 32:37
17. Jacob Schwingboth (Can) Escape Velocity / Devo - Cycling BC32:37
18. Ted Martin (USA) Escape Velocity / Devo32:37
19. Brandon Edwards (Can) Escape Velocity / Devo32:38
20. Curtis Jung (Can) Escape Velocity / Devo - Cycling BC32:38
21. Corey Hess (Can) Team Aviawest - Cycling BC32:38
22. Mike Berkenpas (Can) Local Ride32:39
23. Tom Birk (Can) Glotman Simpson32:39
24. James Thompson (Can) CVC - Central Vancouver Cycling32:40
25. Robert Bescott (Can) CVC - Central Vancouver Cycling32:40
26. Steven Devantier (Can) Local Ride32:41
27. Jason Manning (Can) TREK Red Truck Racing - Cycling BC32:58
28. Darrin Grund (Can) Team Coastal33:20
DNF. Benjamin Cowburn (Can) Escape Velocity / Devo
DNF. Doug Preston (Can) Escape Velocity / Devo
DNF. Andrew Schietzsch (Can) Juventus
DNF. Paul Schincariol (Can) Independent
DNF. Jody Edgar (Can) Team Whistler
DNF. Bruce Denis (Can) Team Coastal
DNS. Jason Brooks (Can) zimichcoaching


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