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July 17/04 10:44 am - Tour de Delta: Photos, Story and Full Results

Posted by Editoress on 07/17/04

Tour de Delta - Hill Climb

Photos by Greg Descantes

First Timer And Repeat Winner In Tour de Delta Hill Climb
by Eric Dwyer

It was veteran's night in the Brenco Hill Climb, the opening event of the 4th annual Tour de Delta.

The oldest of the 30 riders in the women's race was the fastest of them all., Sara Neil who is "43 and damned proud of it" zipped up a steep 700-meter hill in North Delta in 1.24.53 to edge out Amy Moore of Missassaugia, Ont by four-hundredths of a second., Australian Helen Kelly was another five-hundredths behind to take 3rd.

"I'm shocked!" said Neil when she learned she'd won a hill climb for the first time in a remarkable career spanning more than 2 decades. She discovered you really are never too old to learn. "Even with all my experience I usually panic on the hills but tonight I was totally relaxed., There's a fine line of anxiety that enhances performance and usually I'm way above it., This time I took it more low key and mellow and it paid off."

The veteran of the Trek Volkswagen and numerous Canadian National teams has announced that BC Superweek will be her final week of racing. She'll retire after next weekend's Tour de White Rock.

The men's event was hijacked by the Yukon Kid for the second year in a row. 21 year old Zach Bell of Watson Lake, now living and racing in Calgary, upset a powerful field of top pros and Olympians from Canada and the USA., "I feel privileged to ride with these guys, and to win is just incredible" said the member of Team Alberta. Racing side by side with one of the top young riders in North America, Tyler Fararer,, Bell pushed his front wheel across the finish line to edge the 20 year old from Bellingham , Wa, by less than half a second. "It was great to come back here and not only win but also to improve my time, " he said., Bell's record winning time of 1.06.37 was 2 seconds faster than last year.

Tsawwassen's Cam Evans was third in a time of 1.08.60.

The Tour de Delta shifts to the historic fishing village of Ladner on Saturday night for the Lehigh Cement Criterium and then concludes with the White Spot Road Race, a rare point to point race from North Delta to Tsawwassen on Sunday Morning.

1. Sara Neil (CAN) Trek VW/Broadway Station Dental1:24.49
2. Amy Moore (CAN) Quark Cycling Team1:24.53
3. Helen Kelly (AUS) Rona Cycling Team1:24.58
4. Maria Lee (CAN) BC Team1:25.22
5. Sarah Uhl (USA) Quark Cycling Team1:25.62
6. Naomi Cooper (CAN) dEVo / Powerbar1:27.41
7. Jessica DeMars (CAN) Bianchi-The Bike Shop1:27.92
8. Erinne Willock (CAN) Rona Cycling Team1:28.30
9. Manon Jutras (CAN) Quark Cycling Team1:28.35
10. Sandy Espeseth (CAN) Victory Brewing1:28.43
11. Alison Sydor (CAN) Rocky Mountain-Business Objects1:29.77
12. Alena Radomsky (CAN) Oak Bay Bicycles1:30.84
13. Megan Elliot (USA) Quark Cycling Team1:31.42
14. Suzanne Macht (CAN) Team Kappa1:32.84
15. Lisa Sweeney (CAN) Team Kappa1:33.37
16. Marni Prazsky (CAN) Symmetrics1:34.61
17. Kathy White (CAN) Team Alberta1:34.65
18. Barbara Zimich (CAN) Team Coastal1:35.28
19. Mandy Poitras (CAN) Symmetrics1:35.81
20. Dianna Kennedy (CAN) Team Alberta1:36.17
21. Christina Briante (CAN) Petra Orbea1:36.34
22. Lisa Tasa (CAN) Chapman Land Surveying Racing1:37.11
23. Kristin Campbell (CAN) Pedalhead Road Works/Sleeman's1:41.09
24. Emily Sandwith (CAN) Team Kappa1:44.76
25. Kim Atkinson (CAN) Team Coastal1:46.26
26. Melissa Kerr (CAN) n/a1:48.99
27. Christa Barr (CAN) Team Coastal1:55.74
dns. Stephanie Hannos (CAN) Team Basis
1. Zach Bell (CAN) Team Alberta1:06.37
2. Tyler Farrar (CAN) Health Net1:06.43
3. Cameron Evans (CAN) Symmetrics1:07.89
4. Jeff Sherstobitoff (CAN) Kelowna Cycle1:08.60
5. Gord Fraser (CAN) Health Net1:08.86
6. Richard Bowker (NZL) 1:09.48
7. Andrew Pinfold (CAN) Symmetrics1:10.91
8. Scott Goguen (CAN) Symmetrics1:11.29
9. Peter Sanowar (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.1:11.31
10. David Richter (USA) Subway Express1:11.48
11. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling1:11.50
12. Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team1:11.94
13. Christian Foster (USA) Subway Express1:12.26
14. Will Frishkorn (USA) Colavita Olive Oil Cycling Team1:12.57
15. Ivan Dominguez (USA) Colavita Olive Oil Cycling Team1:12.70
16. Ian Lockley (GBR) Escape Velocity1:12.72
17. Eric Wohlberg (CAN) Sierra Nevada Cycling1:12.94
18. Ben Brooks (AUS) Jelly Belly1:13.22
19. Dustin Molicki (CAN) Viejas1:13.25
20. Dylan Sebel (CAN) Symmetrics1:13.40
21. Anton Jackson (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team1:13.47
22. Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics1:13.47
23. Troy White (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling1:13.75
24. Marsh Cooper (CAN) Symmetrics1:13.80
25. Greg Roth (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.1:13.83
26. Chris Gruber (CAN) 1:13.98
27. Eric Kameka (CAN) Wentings Cycle1:14.06
28. Michael Hunter (CAN) Brodie Bicycles1:14.10
29. Chris Worsfold (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club1:14.21
30. Jordan Guenette (CAN) Solo - Adobe1:14.36
31. Philippe Abbott (CAN) Team Alberta1:14.50
32. Larry Zimich (CAN) Team Coastal1:14.70
33. Peter Morse (AUS) Wentings Cycle1:14.87
34. Marty Nothstein (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team1:15.08
35. Gordon Ross (CAN) Escape Velocity1:15.25
36. Scott Brown (AUS) Wentings Cycle1:15.30
37. Jason MacLaren (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.1:15.43
38. Robert Veroba (CAN) Bicisport Calgary1:15.51
39. Phil Cortes (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.1:15.71
40. Taylor Little (CAN) River Valley Cycle1:15.77
41. Antoine Varghese (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.1:16.10
42. Matt Dubberley (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling1:16.20
43. Bjorn Ossenbrink (AUS) Wentings Cycle1:16.23
44. Mike Koski (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental1:16.64
45. Brad Issel (CAN) Symmetrics1:16.67
46. Cameron Hughes (AUS) Subway Express1:16.88
47. Sean Howie (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club1:17.09
48. Per Strom (CAN) Team Alberta1:17.28
49. Ryan McNamara (CAN) Team Coastal1:17.51
50. Chris Barth (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club1:17.57
51. Pablo Araya (CRC) Solo - Adobe1:17.59
52. Chris Conklin (CAN) 1:17.67
53. Nick Jendzjowsky (CAN) Pedalhead Roadworks / Sleemans1:17.67
54. Eric Holland (CAN) Bow Cycle1:18.00
55. Andrew Greydanus (CAN) Teen Speed1:18.07
56. Robbie Yost (USA) Subway Express1:18.10
57. Derek McMaster (CAN) Team Coastal1:18.16
58. Matthew Collins (AUS) Wentings Cycle1:18.18
59. Philip Edamura (CAN) Oak Bay Bikes Racing1:18.48
60. Calvin Allen (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team1:18.58
61. Brett Boniface (CAN) Team Coastal1:18.61
62. Jason Fluckiger (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club1:18.78
63. James Neil (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental1:18.83
64. Nicholas Trusty. Viejas1:18.96
65. Justin Morgan (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team1:19.27
66. Christian Meier (CAN) Espoir de Laval1:19.35
67. Ben Haldeman (USA) Webcor Cycling Team1:19.68
68. Craig Deveer (CAN) gearsracing.com1:19.91
69. Jason Klikna (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling1:20.27
70. Maurice Worsfold (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club1:20.47
71. Teunis Schoneveld (NZL) Full Sail Racing1:20.50
72. Kevin Rokosh (CAN) Edmonton Road & Track Club / Red Bike1:20.50
73. Wayne Schaub (CAN) Solo - Adobe1:20.68
74. Eric Harvey (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club1:20.74
75. Dylan Snowdon (CAN) Bianchi - The Bike Shop1:20.89
76. Jeffrey Hansen (CAN) Jet Fuel Coffee1:21.31
77. Caleb Manion (AUS) Jelly Belly1:21.31
78. Shane Savage (CAN) Solo - Adobe1:21.42
79. Damien Waugh (CAN) Team Coastal1:22.70
80. Simon Craig (CAN) Spoke N Motion Kamloops BC1:22.75
81. Daniel Maggiacomo (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.1:23.10
82. Don Oakly (NZL) Full Sail Racing1:24.69
83. Omer Kem (USA) Subway Express1:24.77
84. Steve German (CAN) Revoluzione1:25.59
85. Basse Clement (CAN) Solo - Adobe1:25.64
86. Henk Vogels (AUS) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team1:28.07
87. Dave Simard (CAN) 1:29.35
88. Murray Carter (CAN) Team Manitoba1:29.68
89. Harley Desprey (CAN) Velocity1:30.06
90. Tom Crawford (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team1:38.81
91. Russell Hamby (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling1:57.02
92. David Goosen (CAN) Solo - Adobe2:00.49
93. Dan Schmit (CAN) Team Coastal1:17:44
dnf. Keith Stark (CAN) Brodie Bicycles


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