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July 13/17 8:39 am - BC Superweek - Gastown GP

Posted by Editoress on 07/13/17

Young Wins Second Straight Gastown Grand Prix

American riders won both the men's and women's races at the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night, in front of huge crowds.


Women's race

On the women's side, an American rider won the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix for the second straight year after Kendall Ryan took the victory and the $12,000 payday. She sprinted ahead of Rally Cycling teammates Sara Bergen and Allison Beveridge in front of the biggest crowd for the women's finish since Global Relay rebooted the race in 2012. In total, 79 riders from 24 teams took to the start line, tying the record of most riders, which was set two years ago.



Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) winning women's race

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"I was just telling my teammate Heather (Fischer) in front of me to be patient and wait, wait, wait until the last lap. No matter how many times we were being swarmed, we'll just keep moving up," described Ryan, who rides for Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank and won the U.S. Pro Criterium National Championship in 2015. "On the last corner, I really had to ride defensively and make sure I could take my line. Then I just powered it out of that last corner, I just buried myself into a deep hole of suffering, it was a really awesome finish."

Like many of the riders, the 24-year-old is making her first trip north to race at BC Superweek and after a win and a tough result, Ryan is impressed with the caliber of cycling during the series.

"This is my first time up here racing, it started really well pulling off a win at the Delta road race. Yesterday (in New West), that course is super brutal and I totally blew sky high and couldn't even finish. Kudos to winner Kirsti Lay, that was a hard race," she summarized. "Today, I think the course suited my strengths, I'm really good at tactical, technical races, just sticking it out and being patient. I really like this course and can't wait to come back!"

Bergen, a Vancouverite riding for Rally Cycling, came second just behind Ryan as the leaders almost caught the chase group on the final lap.

"TIBCO rode a strong, aggressive race. Definitely not the exact result we wanted, we're out here to race aggressively, which every single women on my team did, so I'm super proud of that," said Bergen. "Too bad I couldn't bring home the big 'W' today, but I'm very happy to be up here on the podium with me and Allison."

The 28-year-old finished fourth at last month's Canadian National Championship Road Race and was also second on Tuesday at the New West Grand Prix. The fact that it was the biggest crowd to watch the women's race in recent memory wasn't lost on Bergen - or any of the other riders.

"A huge thanks to every single one of the fans out there who screamed their heads off, it means a huge amount to all of the athletes out here. Thanks to Global Relay for putting on this awesome race," she said.

Beveridge went off the front ten laps into the 40-lap, 48 kilometre race and it looked like she might hold on to win, but was pulled back to the field en route to her third place finish. The 24-year-old from Calgary is coming off winning the women's Canadian road championship just a couple of weeks ago. She also won a bronze medal for Canada in team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics and was second at Friday's MK Delta Lands Criterium as part of the Tour de Delta.

Men's race

Eric Young has cemented his place among a very select group of cyclists. The 28-year-old from Boulder, Colorado attacked on the final lap and won the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix for the second straight year on Wednesday night in Vancouver's historic Gastown neighbourhood.



Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling winning men's race

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The Rally Cycling sprinter joins Canadian riders Alex Stieda, Bill Wild, Brian Keast and Gord Fraser, along with American cyclists Jonas Carney and Ken Hanson, as the only two-time winners at Canada's most famous criterium race. Ron Hayman holds the record for most men's wins with three, which he accomplished in consecutive years from 1981-83. Young joins Hanson and Hayman as the only cyclists to win in back-to-back years in Gastown.

Australian Liam Magennis, riding for New South Wales Institute of Sport went off the front with 35 laps to go, but third place finisher Tyler Magner from the Holowesko
| Citadel Cycling Team caught him with a quarter of the race left. With 11 laps remaining, the peloton came back together for the first time since early in the 50-lap, 60 kilometre race. 146 men started the race, with just over half crossing the finish line.

"I've got to say that was one of the hardest lead outs I've ever been a part of. There was a little bit of a break up the road and at 12 to go we didn't want to take the front that early, but we had to bring it back together. That was a risk, we took it, my teammate Jesse Anthony rode amazing up there, it was he and Pierrick Naud," said Young, who is a two-time U.S. National Criterium Champion. "With a six-man team, it's hard to control the race, the guys rode out of their hearts today, and it's truly amazing!"

When faced with the prospect of winning the top criterium prize in North America at $12,000 for a second straight year, Young was a bit beside himself. "I can't really believe it, Gastown is a hard race, but it's my favourite criterium of the whole year, and that's true for a lot of guys. You host such a great race up here, it's amazing. It's an absolute honour to win this race two times in a row, it's so historic."

The win is also Young's second in five races this year at BC Superweek after he took top spot in Friday's MK Delta Lands Criterium to kick off the series and the Tour de Delta.

Wednesday's second place finisher also made his second podium appearance at BC Superweek this year. Scott Law, an Aussie who's riding for the Cylance Cycling Team, came in just behind Young to claim $5,000 in prize money. The 26-year-old third generation cyclist was also second in Sunday's White Spot | Delta Road Race.

Magner, a seven-year pro from Griffin, Georgia making his first trip to BC Superweek and the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, felt the course prevented he and his Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team from sustaining any pressure in the lead peloton.

"The last lap is kind of a blur, all the laps leading up to it were pretty hairy to be honest. My teammates John Murphy, Miguel Bryon and I were trying to stay together, but when we don't have a lead out going, it's a bit tough for all three of us to stay together. It was crazy down the back stretch and Eric had a great run there," he explained.

As 2017 is his first visit to BC Superweek, the 26-year-old was impressed by everything he saw in Gastown. "The crowd is incredible, I can only think of a handful of other races around the world with a crowd like this. The course is unique, the hairpin turn is super tight, it's a really fun course," Magner said.

BC Superweek continues on Thursday with the Giro di Burnaby presented by Appia Development. The women's race starts at 6 pm and the men begin at 7:15 pm.

Report courtesy Brian Wiebe - BC Superweek


Results from the Gastown GP held in Vancouver on July 12th

Pro/1/2/3 Women
1 Kendall Ryan (USA) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:09:10
2 Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling
3 Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling
4 Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Hagens Berman | Supermint
5 Joelle Numainville (Can) Cylance Cycling Team all s.t.
6 Heather Fischer (USA) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:09:12
7 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 1:09:14
8 Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team s.t.
9 Holly Edmondston (NZl) Cycling New Zealand 1:09:15
10 Jamie Gilgen (Can) Rise Racing
11 Karlee Gendron (Can) Rise Racing
12 Rachel Langdon (GBr) ISCorp p/b Progress
13 Stephanie Roorda (Can) Sho-Air TWENTY20
14 Meghan Grant (Can) Independent
15 Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Colavita - Bianchi
16 Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint
17 Sarah Coney (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
18 Marie-Soleil Blais (Can) Independent
19 Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally Cycling
20 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20
21 Catherine Ouellette (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
22 Bryony Botha (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
23 Caroline Baur (Sui) ISCorp p/b Progress
24 Julie Kuliecza (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint
25 Josie Talbot (Aus) ISCorp p/b Progress
26 Carrie Cartmill (Can) Rise Racing
27 Rachel Canning (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty all s.t.
28 Racquel Sheath (NZl) Cycling New Zealand 1:09:22
29 Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman | Supermint s.t.
30 Haley Gill (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling 1:09:24
31 Emily Flynn (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii 1:09:25
32 Madeleine Park (NZl) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:09:28
33 Monica Volk (USA) Rally Cycling
34 Megan Heath (USA) Rally Cycling 1:09:30
35 Lily Williams (USA) Rally Cycling 1:09:32
36 Gillian Ellsay (Can) Team Colavita | Bianchi Pro Cycling p/b Vittoria Tires
37 Janna Gillick (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling 1:10:52
38 Mary Maroon (USA) JAKROO presented by CHROME INDUSTRIES
39 Emily Newsom (USA) Team Elevate Racing
40 Dafne Theroux-Izquierdo (Can) Desjardins-Ford
41 Callie Swan (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
42 Emily Spence (Can) Mellow Mushroom
43 Anna Booth (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
44 Margot Clyne (USA) UBC Cycling Team
45 Isabella Bertold (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team all s.t.
46 Amelie Bruneau (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii 1:10:55
47 Erin J Attwell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing 1:10:56
48 Elyse Fraser (NZl) Cycling New Zealand 1:10:58
49 Anne Ouellet (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty s.t.
50 Anna Gabrielle (Can) Gabby Traxler 1:11:00
51 Emily Rodger (Can) Independent 1:11:02
52 Jennifer Tetrick (USA) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:11:25
DNF Helena Coney (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNF Jennifer Gerth (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNF Kelsey Macdonald (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNF Ariane Bonhomme (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNF Sara Giovannetti (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNF Suzanne Hamilton (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNF Rebecca Cohen (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Emma Lujan (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Sonia Taylor (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Miriam Brouwer (Can) Rise Racing
DNF Joyce Spruyt (Can) Rise Racing
DNF Holly Simonson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Anna Talman (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Anika Todd (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Michaela Drummond (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Hannah Shell (USA) ISCorp p/b Progress
DNF Chloe Mcintosh (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
DNF Allyson Gillard (Can) Desjardins-Ford
DNF Kat Enns (Can) Mighty Riders Cycling
DNF Pamela Troyer (Can) Mighty Riders Cycling
DNF Kristen Kit (Can) Broad Street Cycles
DNF Alizee Brien (Can) Independent
DNF Devaney Collier (Can) Independent
DNF Ione Johnson (NZl) Independent
DNF Eloise Vaughan (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
DNF Jasmin Duehring (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20
DNF Joanie Caron (Can) Fluevog's Crit Nasty
DNS Gillian Carleton (Can) The Cyclery - 4iiii
DNS Jessica Daniels (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNS Ashley Barson (Can) Rise Racing
DNS Kassandra Kriarakis (Can) Rise Racing
DNS Michele Schaeffer (USA) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNS Nicolle Bruderer (Gua) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
DNS Rebecca Stephens (Aus) CBR Women's Cycling Team
DNS Fiona Vernon (Can) Pender Racing p/b BICICLETTA
DNS Heidi Franz (USA) Keller-Rohrback Cycling Team
DNS Grace Anderson (NZl) Independent
Pro/1/2 Men
1 Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling
2 Scott Law (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
3 Tyler Magner (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
4 Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Cinelli Chrome
5 Campbell Stewart (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
6 Steve Fisher (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
7 Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie
8 Elliott Doyle (Can) Garneau Quebecor
9 Felix Cote-Bouvette (Can) Garneau Quebecor
10 Pier-Andre Cote (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
11 Sam Bassetti (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
12 Jean-Simon D'anjou (Can) Garneau Quebecor
13 Justin Williams (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
14 Florenz Knauer (Can) Stradalli Safatti
15 Shane Kline (USA) Rally Cycling
16 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) First Internet Bank Cycling
17 John P Murphy (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
18 Miguel Bryon (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
19 Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling
20 Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
21 Evan Murphy (USA) Toronto Hustle
22 Eric Marcotte (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
23 Erik Slack (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
24 Alexander Murison (GBr) Trek Red Truck Racing
25 Trevor O'donnell (Can) Toronto Hustle
26 Ed Veal (Can) Real Deal Racing
27 Ryan Macanally (Aus) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
28 Lukas Conly (Can) Smart Savvy+
29 Sam Boardman (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
30 Anton Varabei (Can) Toronto Hustle
31 Craig Richey (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling
32 Owen Gillott (Aus) Storck-CCN
33 Jure Rupnik (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
34 Kaler Marshall (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
35 Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau Quebecor
36 Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
38 Brendan Armstrong (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
39 Alexander Amiri (Can) Smart Savvy+
40 Isaac Niles (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
41 Stephen Keeping (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
42 Todd Satchell (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
43 Clarke Lind (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
44 Joshua Kropf (Can) Smart Savvy+
45 Danick Vandale (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
46 Rolando Gonzalez (CRc) Veloselect Racing Team
47 Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau Quebecor
48 Chris Winn (Aus) Hangar 15 Bicycles
49 Mac Brennan (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
50 Hendrik Pineda (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
51 Brendan Cowley (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
52 Alberto Covarrubias (Mex) Stradalli Safetti
53 Peter Foerster (Ger) Stradalli Safetti
54 Yuri Hrycaj (Can) Toronto Hustle
55 Curtis White (USA) Rally Cycling
56 Cortlan Brown (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
57 PierreBernard Thiffault (USA) Hedrick Racing
58 Justin Homewood (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
59 Pieter Bulling (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
60 Nigel Kinney (USA) Langlois Brown Racing
61 Kyle Buckosky (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
61 Laurent Gervais (Can) Aevolo
62 Chris Harland-Dunaway (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
63 Robert Gutgesell (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
64 Brett Wakefield (Can) Team Giant Vancouver
65 Dylan Davies (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
66 Simon Ouellet (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
67 Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally Cycling
68 Wilson Tran (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
69 Cory Ostertag (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
70 Jay Lamoureux (Can) Team RaceClean
71 Olivier Peloquin (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
72 Ryan Cavanagh (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
73 Karl Menzies (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
74 Nicholas Kergozou (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
75 Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
76 Mason Burtnik (Can) Independent all s.t.
77 Allan Satchell (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNF Alexis Cartier (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Philip Lavery (Ire) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNF Andy Scarano (USA) Stradalli Safetti
DNF Alexander Cowan (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNF Alexander Fraser-Maraun (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Nicholas Jones (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNF Normand Richard (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 Justin Mauch (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNF William Myers (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNF Jean-Francois Soucy (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNF Cameron Fitzmaurice (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF James Grant (Can) TaG Cycling Race Team
DNF Liam Magennis (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
DNF Stuart Shaw (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
DNF Joshua Taylor (Aus) New South Wales Institute of Sport
DNF Sherwood Plant (Can) Langlois Brown Racing
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 Ryan Primeau (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNF Hugo Jones (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Dylan Kennett (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Tom Sexton (NZl) Cycling New Zealand
DNF Kyle Boorsma (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Benoit Boulay (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Brad Bradford (Can) Toronto Hustle
DNF Ty Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Kurt Penno (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing
DNF Oscar Clark (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNF Brendan Rhim (USA) Holowesko|Citadel Cycling Team
DNF Hunter Grove (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNF Bryan Lewis (USA) Cylance Cycling Team
DNF Jesse Anthony (USA) Rally Cycling - Men
DNF Brad Huff (USA) Rally Cycling - Men
DNF Mitchell Ketler (Can) Smart Savvy+
DNF Kellen Viznaugh (Can) Smart Savvy+
DNF Von Winkelmann (Can) Smart Savvy+
DNF Nicolas Ducharme (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNF Max Rubarth (Can) Transports Lacombe/Devinci
DNF Jem Arnold (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Amiel Flett-Brown (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Thomas Wallace (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling
DNF Liam White (Aus) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNF Garrett Mcleod (Can) Garneau - Easton Cycling
DNF Duncan Bryson (Can) Victoria Wheelers
DNF Nick Monette (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 Matt Green (GBr) First Internet Bank Cycling
DNF Jeffrey Kemp (Can) Capa Tosta
DNF Dan Gronross (Can) Steed Cycles
DNF Enrico Traini (Can) FCV Kalistio P/B Peloton Concracting
DNF Adam Holcombe (Can) Gastown Cycling Racing Reds
DNF Wolfgang Brandl (Ger) Movistar Team Ecuador
DNF Tommy Waldeck (Can) OCTTO Cycling Team
DNF Spencer Downing (USA) Panache Houndstooth Racing
DNF Gordon Tulip (Can) Pro City Racing
DNF Christian Bernard (Can) Independent
DNF Jordan Gilmore (NZl) Independent
DNF Jack Burke (Can) Aevolo
DNF John Willcox (Can) Team RaceClean
DNF Cory Greenberg (USA) Hangar 15 Bicycles
DNF Kim Devroye (Bel) Wielerteam Decock-Van Eyck-Devos
DNS Conor O'Brien (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Chris Prendergast (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Matt Staples (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team
DNS Nigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
DNS Sean Henry (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNS Brandon Jones (Can) North Coast Lumber 1 p.b Giant White Rock
DNS Ryan Moore (USA) Herbalife p/b Nature's Bakery - Marc Pro
DNS Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNS Marc-Antoine Soucy (Can) Garneau Quebecor
DNS Timothy Austen (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNS Sascha Cantor (Can) Veloselect Racing Team
DNS Tom Soladay (USA) Rally Cycling - Men
DNS Jared Gray (NZl) Independent
DNS Reinder Hoornstra (Can) Independent
DNS Chris Ernst (Can) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team
DNS Lucas Taylor (Can) Kallisto FCV p/b Peloton Contracting Cycling Team



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