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June 3/17 22:45 pm - Cameron Law Road Race, de Vos and Rathwell take wins

Posted by Editoress on 06/3/17

deVos and Rathwell Own Schwalbe Classic

With a fourth title in five years going to the same woman, the Robert W Cameron Law Cycling Series could consider renaming the Schwalbe Cycling Classic road race, the Megan Rathwell Classic.

The win for the Broad Street Cycle rider was classic Rathwell. The Victoria woman loves the grinding, hilly races and sees herself as an “attrition” rider, racing to outlast and then outsprint the elite women’s field.

“The course was pretty windy, so it was tough to get away (from the pack),” Rathwell said. “It was a cat and mouse game. I knew I could get a sprint finish so I wanted the group to be small at the end so I could get the sprint.”

She now owns the 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 Metchosin women’s race title, won today’s Queen of the Mountain and will carry the Robert W Cameron Law Cycling Series Omnium jersey into tomorrow’s Russ Hay’s Grand Prix / BC Criterium Championships. Glotman Simpson Cycling’s Janna Gillick was second and TaG Cycling Race Team’s Maggie Coles-Lyster was third, the lead group finishing the 80 k,m race in 2:29:45.

On the men’s side, Rally Cycling’s Adam de Vos won the men's Schwalbe Cycling Classic in a five-man brawl for the finish line. Despite the unforgiving Metchosin hills and the remorseless winds, the lead pack broke free in the first 20 Km of the 120 Km course, a break which held for the entire race.

"I was the instigator," said deVos of Victoria. "It's hard racing without team mates especially when you are a mark because of who you are. I wanted to split things up pretty early."

Who he is, is one of four Robert W Cameron Law Cycling Series alumni (joining pro cyclists Rob Britton, Leah Kirchmann and Gillian Ellsay) who was racing last month’s AMGEN Tour de California, North America’s biggest race.

The five-man break included deVos, Silber Pro Cycling Nigel Ellsay, Smart Savvy++/Garneau’s Mitchell Ketler and Connor Topping and Langlois Brown Racing’s Nigel Kinney. Ketler dropped back a bit with about 30K to go but battled back for the finish line sprint which took the group over the line in 3:03:58.

Ketler won the King of the Mountain and de Vos will wear the orange Robert W Cameron Law Cycling Series Omnium jersey tomorrow.
Report courtesy Sharon White, Media Director

Women (Cat 1/2/3), 80km
1 Megan Rathwell ( Broad Street Cycles)
2 Janna Gillick (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
3 Maggie Coles-Lyster (TaG Cycling Race Team)
4 Anna Gabrielle (Gabby) Traxler (Trek Red Truck Racing)
5 Sarah van Dam (Tripleshot Performance )
6 Emma Lujan (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
7 Anika Todd (Trek Red Truck Racing)
8 Suzanne Hamilton (Cyclery-4iiii)
9 Deborah Snell (Victoria Wheelers)
10 Callie Swan (TaG Cycling Race Team)
11 lauren Marshall (Mighty Cycling)
12 Fiona Vernon (Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA)
13 Holly Simonson (Trek Red Truck Racing)
14 Abbey Mcgill (Edmonton Juventus CC)
DNF Richele Frank (Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA)
DNF Amanda Mcrae (Independant)
DNF Gillian Ellsay (Team Colavita | Bianchi)
DNF Anna Talman (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Erin J Attwell (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Morgan Cabot (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
DNF Jess Daniels (Steed Cycles)
DNF Brenna Pauly (Tripleshot Cycling)
DNS Michele Schaeffer (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNS Sonia Taylor (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
Men (Cat 1/2), 120km
1 Adam de Vos ( Rally Cycling)
2 Nigel Ellsay (Silber Pro Cycling)
3 Connor Toppings (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
4 Nigel Kinney (Langlois Brown Racing)
5 Mitchell Ketler (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
6 Chris Macleod (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
7 Warren Muir (The Lead Out Project)
8 Alexander Amiri (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
9 Kyle Buckosky (Trek Red Truck Racing)
10 Joshua Kropf (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
11 Andrew Russell (Victoria Wheelers)
12 James Grant (TaG Cycling Race Team)
13 Nick Monette (Victoria Wheelers)
14 Kurt Penno (Trek Red Truck Racing)
15 Ben Katerberg (TaG Cycling Race Team)
16 Erik Diertens (TaG Cycling Race Team)
17 Mark Grant (TaG Cycling Race Team)
DNF Lukas Conly (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
DNF Jake Cullen (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
DNF Dylan Davies (Langlois Brown Racing)
DNF Emile De Rosnay (Broad Street Cycles)
DNF Amiel Flett-Brown (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
DNF Robert Gutgesell (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Clarke Lind (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Alexander Murison (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Ty Andrews (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Brendan Armstrong (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Adam Attwell (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
DNF Brendan Cowley (North Coast Lumber1 p/b Giant White Rock)
DNF Andrew Davidson (The Lead Out Project)
DNF Cameron Fitzmaurice (TaG Cycling Race Team)
DNF Jake Gaucher (The Lead Out Project)
DNF Sean Henry (North Coast Lumber1 p/b Giant White Rock)
DNF Brandon Jones (North Coast Lumber1 p/b Giant White Rock)
DNF Galen Kehler (Phoenix Velo)
DNF Aidan Livesey (The Lead Out Project)
DNF Ethan Palamerek (The Lead Out Project)
DNF Wilson Tran (Langlois Brown Racing)
DNF Kellen Viznaugh (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
DNF Von Winkelmann (Smart Savvy+ / Garneau U23 Cycling Team)
DNS Jackson Bocksnick (Victoria Wheelers)
DNS Normand Richard (North Coast Lumber1 p/b Giant White Rock)

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