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July 10/16 8:02 am - BC Superweek: Tour de Delta, Stage 2

Posted by Editoress on 07/10/16

Australian Scott Law Wins Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium

2015 Canadian National Road Race Champion Joelle Numainville wins second straight Tour de Delta race

It’s more than 12,500 kilometres between Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia and the historic fishing village of Ladner in the Corporation of Delta, but for 25-year-old Scott Law, the trip was well worth it after he sprinted to win the 2016 Brenco Criterium as part of the Tour de Delta.

Law, who rides for Subaru NSWIS & MS, finished the 70 lap, 51.8 kilometre race in one hour, 27 minutes and 47 seconds with lap times dipping as low as 47 seconds. The Subaru team was off the front from the start of the race, which was exactly what they wanted to do.

"Pretty much, it's a tight little circuit here and that was sort of the plan, just keep our wheels up at the front and ourselves out of trouble, just ride a good tempo. I think I owe the boys a couple of beers for doing all that work for me!" exclaimed Law.

Riding with his younger brother Jackson on the Subaru NSWIS & MS team, the two siblings play well off each other, changing things up on which rider acts as the main lead out.

"We try and switch it up every now and again, he's got a bit more ground behind him than I do and I've got maybe a little more punch than he does, so we kind of even each other out pretty well," he said.

More than 100 riders took to the start line, with only 65 finishing. There were a few sprinkles of rain which caused the course to become slick and a couple of crashes occurred, but thankfully no serious injuries have been reported.

According to second place finisher Justin Williams, who rides for Team Cylance/Incycle p/b Cannondale, the final couple of laps were a bit of a roller coaster.

"It was calm at times, and then other times it was touch and go, but I was really just waiting for the surge to come. Scott's an amazingly fast wheel to follow and we kind of felt the surge coming and we both jumped for the corner. We made it through alright, it wasn't so bad where I was sitting," said the 27-year-old from Los Angeles.

He is making his first trip to BC Superweek and with its tight corners, the Brenco Criterium represents the exact type of race he likes.

"It's a lot tighter than some of the crit courses in the US, but I like it. Corners are my thing so I love a course when it's flowing and there's a lot of corners because I can hold my momentum better than a couple of other guys. It makes the race easier for me," Williams said.

Michael Rice is another Australian rider to note at BC Superweek. The 20-year-old rides for Garneau-Quebecor and it’s clear that racing in Canada agrees with him. Along with the third place finish at the Brenco Criterium, he was on the podium at the Tour de Beauce in Quebec last month after winning Stage 3b.

"It was a pretty close race in the last few laps. I knew if I had any chance to win I had to wait it out, I just couldn't get around the Subaru team in the last two turns, but I'm happy with third,” said Rice. "This crit is perfect, this is what I came here for. The racing scene is pretty quiet back home at the moment, so I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to come to Canada and do some racing and it's turned out really well so far."

With the Tour de Delta White Spot | Delta Road Race looming on Sunday, Law notes it’s one event that all the riders are looking forward to.

"Most definitely, it's going to be a tough little circuit out there for the Road Race down at Tsawwassen. We've got a few cards to play and I think it's going to be solid racing there and I think the big boys will come out to play and it's going to make for some interesting racing,” he said.

Women's Race
It was a familiar sight at the Tour de Delta’s Brenco Criterium Saturday as two of the women’s riders who finished in the top three in Friday’s MK Delta Lands Criterium were back on the podium, including winner Joelle Numainville from the Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team.

Numainville was near the front for most of the 44.4 kilometre crit throughout the downtown area of the historic fishing village of Ladner, and as a result came away with no fewer than seven primes.  The fact that she may have been expending all of her energy on going for the primes wasn’t on the 28-year-old’s mind at all though.

"I just came here and tried to have fun, the crowd is amazing, so it gave me more motivation to race hard,” a beaming Numainville said after the race. “I just take things one race at a time and crossing the line knowing that I did my best out there is the most important thing for me."

As for whether Numainville will have anything left for Sunday’s prestigious White Spot | Delta Road Race, she’s not getting ahead of herself.

"Tomorrow's another day, so I'll take some recovery tonight and see what I can do in the Road Race,” she smiled.

Vancouver’s Sara Bergen, who rides for the local Trek Red Truck team, was second. With eight riders in the field, Trek made up 14 percent of the entire rider list and attacking aggressively was definitely part of the game plan.

"It's always the plan for the team to ride aggressively and pretty much go as hard as possible," explained Bergen.

The Brenco Criterium is notorious for its primes, and it’s entirely understandable if a cyclist tries to time breakaways to coincide with the prizes, but it’s not something Bergen did consciously. She was more concerned with her competition.

"Funny enough, the first few primes just kind of happened. There was a lull in the pace and I took that opportunity to jump and I got a gap, so I put my head down and kept going. I did try to counter a little bit off Joelle because she was having such a strong ride. If I saw she was really working hard, (I had) to dig in after that and counter her, but it was a fantastic race for everyone," she said.

Meanwhile, Roorda is riding BC Superweek without a team as she’s donning the Team Canada jersey. She found herself on the podium once again with the third place finish, after she was second in Friday’s MK Delta Lands Criterium.

The 29-year-old wasn’t prominent for most of the race, which was strategic, and due to the fact that she was getting comfortable with the 740 metre course.

"I was feeling the course, but the plan was to keep it quiet and see what the teams were doing, see how the course was going to feed, if there was going to be a breakaway,” said the Vancouver native. “It looked like it was going to stay together, so I just held back and waited till the end to see what I could do."

As the last lap came down to a sprint in the last 100 metres, Roorda was well aware of where Numainville was. In fact, Roorda reached into her bag of tricks as an experienced track rider.

"I knew she was on my wheel, I looked between my legs - it's kind of a track trick to look under your arms and look between your legs - I could see her there, but I knew I had to commit at that time because it was one lap to go,” Roorda said.

BC Superweek and the Tour de Delta continues on Sunday with the White Spot | Delta UCI 1.2 Road Race. The women’s race starts at 9:30 am while the men begin at 1 pm.

Report courtesy BC Superweek


Pro/1/2/3 Women
1 Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:58:46.9
2 Sara Bergen (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
3 Stephanie Roorda (Can) Team Canada
4 Jamie Gilgen (Can) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling
5 Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Independent all s.t.
6 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 RideBiker 0:58:49.2
7 Julie Kuliezca (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint
8 Sarah Coney (Can) Continental Crit Nasty
9 Hannah Ross (USA) Rally Cycling
10 Jann Gillick (Can) Women's Team ATAC
11 Ariane Bonhomme (Can) The Cyclery - Opus
12 Elle Anderson (USA) Rally Cycling
13 Kristy Glover (Aus) Independent
14 Denise Ramsden (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
15 Carrie Cartmill (Can) The Cyclery - Opus
16 Ashley Barson (Can) Rise Racing
17 Hannah van Kampen (NZl)
18 Ivy Audrain (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint
19 Ellen Watters (Can) The Cyclery - Opus
20 Gabrielle Pilote Fortin (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team
21 Marina Aspen (Can) Fresh Air Athena
22 Kinley Gibson (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
23 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) The Cyclery - Opus
24 Rachel Canning (Can) Continental Crit Nasty
25 Carolyn Russell (Can)
26 Amelie Bruneau (Can) The Cyclery - Opus
27 Sophie Mackay (Aus) Hagens Berman | Supermint
28 Terra Manca (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
29 Gillian Ellsay (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes all s.t.
30 Miriam Brouwer (Can) The Cyclery - Opus 0:58:57.1
31 Anna Talman (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
32 Allison Linnell (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint both s.t.
33 Alizee Brien (Can) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:58:58.4
DNF Kaitlyn Steeves (Can)
DNF Elizabeth Steel (NZl)
DNF Jenny Lehmann (Can)
DNF Manuela Escobar Jaramillo (Col) Laprairie / Pedal Colombia
DNF Helene Pilote Fortin (Can) Continental Crit Nasty
DNF Jennifer Gerth (Can) Continental Crit Nasty
DNF Shauna Telford (Can) Women's Team ATAC
DNF Brenna Paully (Can) Women's Team ATAC
DNF Kelsey Macdonald (Can) Crit Nasty
DNF Catherine Ouellette (Can) Rally Cycling
DNF Suzanne Hamilton (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNS Helena Coney (Can) Fresh Air Athena
DNS Tina Pic (USA) The Happy Tooth Pro Cycling
DNS Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) The Happy Tooth Pro Cycling
DNS Marie-Soleil Blais (Can) The Happy Tooth Pro Cycling
DNS Alysia Withers (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNS Jody Rechenmacher (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNS Alicia Billingsley (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNS Lindsay Bayer (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint
DNS Jessica Prinner (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling
DNS Heather Fischer (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Erica Allar (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Gabby Traxler (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNS Leah Guloien (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
Pro/1/2 Men
1 Scott Law (Aus) Subaru NSWIS & MS 1:02:47.22
2 Justin Williams (USA) Cylance/Incycle p/b Cannondale
3 Michael Rice (Aus) Garneau-Quebecor
4 Brad Huff (USA) Rally Cycling
5 Kristofer Dahl (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
6 Elliott Doyle (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
7 Jackson Law (Aus) Subaru NSWIS & MS
8 Ayden Toovey (Aus) Subaru NSWIS & MS
9 Evan Murphy (USA) Lupus Racing Team
10 Joshua Carling (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery
11 Felix Bouvette (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
12 Ed Veal (Can) RealDeal/D'Ornellas p/b Garneau 1:02:49.13
13 Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD
14 Willem Boersma (Can) Team RaceClean
15 Matt Chatlaong (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery
16 Harrison Bailey (Aus) GPM Stulz all s.t.
17 William Myers (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery 1:02:50.86
18 Quinten Kirby (USA)
19 Mason Burtnik (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
20 Tom Soladay (USA) Rally Cycling
21 Trevor O'donnell (Can) RealDeal/D'Ornellas p/b Garneau
22 Florenz Knauer (Ger) Cycling Team Herrman
23 Reece Robinson (Aus) GPM Stulz
24 Jack Burke (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
25 Nicolas Masbourian (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
26 Juan Estevan Arango Carvajal (Col) Laprairie / Pedal Colombia
27 Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau-Quebecor
28 Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Team H&P all s.t.
29 Garrett Mcleod (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team 1:02:56.19
30 David Drouin (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD
31 Simon Ouellet (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD
32 Anton Varabei (Can) RealDeal/D'Ornellas p/b Garneau all s.t.
33 Curtis White (USA) Rally Cycling 1:02:58.55
34 Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 1:02:58.75
35 Brannan Fix (USA) Phoenix Cyclery-Orbea Development Team 1:03:00.26
36 Kurt Penno (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System
37 Shane Kline (USA) Rally Cycling
38 Jeffrey Werner (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
39 Joshua Kropf (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
40 Jure Rupnik (Slo) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
41 Brendan Armstrong (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
42 Ole Quast (Ger) Stevens Racing Team
43 Winston David (USA) Lupus Racing Team
44 Joao Vitor Oliveira (Bra) Independent
45 Conor Mullervy (USA) GPM Stulz
46 Kevin Archambault (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD
47 Sherwood Plant (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
48 Wolfgang Brandl (Ger) Team Centric Bikes all s.t.
49 Stefan Schneider (Ger) Team H&P 1:03:08.49
50 Daniel Owsiany (Can)
51 Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau-Quebecor
52 Samuel Phipps (NZl) GPM Stulz
53 Darcy Woolley (Aus) Garneau-Quebecor
54 Michael Jasinski (USA) Team CLIF Bar Cycling
55 Brett Wakefield (Can) Team Giant Vancouver
56 Chris Harland-Dunaway (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery
57 Christian Shobart-Knapton (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
58 Camilo Zambrano (USA) Cylance/Incycle p/b Cannondale
59 Craig Richey (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes all s.t.
60 Jonah Meadvancort (USA) Lupus Racing Team 1:03:10.84
61 Laurent Gervais (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD 1:03:11.04
62 Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro Cycling 1:03:12.79
63 Amiel Flett-Brown (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System 1:03:13.95
64 Alexis Cartier (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 1:03:15.58
65 David Boily (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 1:03:17.39
DNF Laurier Balthazard (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD
DNF Oliver Flautt (USA) Lupus Racing Team
DNF Alan Zoller (Can)
DNF Jeroen Rijken (Can)
DNF Normond Richard (Can)
DNF Dan Gronross (Can) Steed Cycles
DNF Adam Holcom (Can) Gastown Cycling Association
DNF Chris Worsfold (can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF Maurice Worsfold (can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF Richard Machhein (Can) Team Giant Vancouver
DNF Zack Jensen (USA) Phoenix Cyclery-Orbea Development Team
DNF Tony Wolf (USA) CoreTechs Elite
DNF Nathanael Christensen (USA) CoreTechs Elite
DNF Randy Bramblett (USA) CoreTechs Elite
DNF Cory Greenberg (USA) Cylance/Incycle p/b Cannondale
DNF Hunter Grove (USA) Cylance/Incycle p/b Cannondale
DNF Liam Magennis (Aus) Subaru NSWIS & MS
DNF Nathan Bradshaw (Aus) Subaru NSWIS & MS
DNF Corey Davis (USA) RealDeal/D'Ornellas p/b Garneau
DNF Timothy Burton (Can) RealDeal/D'Ornellas p/b Garneau
DNF Cory Ostertag (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNF David Gerth (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNF Mitch Ketler (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System
DNF Isaac Niles (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System
DNF Isaac Leblanc (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System
DNF Cody Canning (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System
DNF Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Aaron Grosser (Ger) Team H&P
DNF Timothy Rugg (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery
DNF Ryan Moore (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery
DNF Sam Bassetti (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery
DNF Jacob Albrecht (USA) Herbalife p/b Marc Pro & Nature's Bakery
DNF Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling
DNF Will Routley (Can) Rally Cycling
DNF Marc-Antoine Soucy (Can) Garneau-Quebecor
DNF Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau-Quebecor
DNF David Manton (Aus) GPM Stulz
DNF Rylee Field (Aus) GPM Stulz
DNF Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Geordie Morrison (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Dylan Davies (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Brad Clifford (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Ty Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNF Lukas Conly (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
DNF Derek Gee (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
DNF Chris Macleod (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
DNF Alexander Amiri (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
DNF Kellen Viznaugh (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
DNF Lukas Adominis (Can) Giant Langley / Smart Savvy+ Cycling Team
DNF Danick Vandale (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Joel Taylor (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Chris Prendergast (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Bailey Mcknight (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Etienne Samson (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD
DNS Mathieu Roy (Can) Norco/PremierTech pb POD
DNS Devon Moonie (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System
DNS Adam Roberge 0 Accent Inns/Russ Hays p/b Champion System
DNS Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Astellas Pro Cycling
DNS Fergus Horrobin (Can) Cannondale pb Fortius
DNS Arturo Suarez (Mex) Langlois Brown Racing
DNS Jackson Pickell (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNS Wes Ochitwa (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
DNS Nigel Kinney (USA) Langlois Brown Racing
DNS Benjamin Perry (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNS Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNS Ryan Jones (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNS Bjorn Selander (USA) Rally Cycling
DNS Kyle Buckosky (Can) Trek Red Truck P/b Mosaic Homes
DNS Jacob Schwingboth (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team

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