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July 18/04 10:54 am - Tour de Delta: Stage 3

Posted by Editoress on 07/18/04

Tour de Delta: Stage 3, White Spot Road Race
By Eric Dwyer

"Kids" Sweep Tour De Delta's White Spot Road Races

It was kid's day in the Tour de Delta. 20-year-olds left even the classiest and fastest veterans behind as they raced away with the mens' and womens' White Spot Road Races.

The men's 140 kilometer race from North Delta to Tsawwassen came down to a duel between two former teammates considered the best 20-year-olds in North America, Tyler Farrar of Wenatchee, Washington and Tsawwassen's Cam Evans. They sprinted side by side for the last 500 meters of the race with fans cheering furiously for a victory by Evans, the hometown hero. Farrar ruined the storybook finish by slipping ahead of Evans to win by a bike length in 3 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds.

"It was loud but the noise of the crowd didn't bother me, it just made it a lot more fun," said an almost apologetic Farrar. "Cam and I have raced a lot together. I was pretty confident heading toward the finish line. If we'd been going up a hill I wouldn't have a chance but on a flat road, in a sprint, I knew I could beat him."

Evans was satisfied, if not elated with the 2nd place finish in his own backyard. "It would have been great to win at home but I couldn't quite do it," he said. "It was something to hear all the people cheering for me. Maybe next year."

Farrar, who grew up in Bellingham and raced with Evans on a team in Seattle, can't wait for next year either. "This is one of my favourite races. The fans and organizers and everyone is really into it and the competition is unbelievable."

Eric Wohlberg, from the US Sierra Nevada Cycling team took 3rd place. Farrar won the Omnium for best overall in the Tour by winning the White Spot Road Race and finishing 4th in the Lehigh Cement criterium, won by his Health Net teammate Gord Fraser.

The women's omnium and road race was also swept by a precocious 20-year-old superstar in waiting.

Sarah Uhl of Allentown, Pennsylvania sprinted out of the pack in the home stretch to win the Lehigh Cement criterium in Ladner on Saturday night. Sunday morning it was déjà vu all over again on the roads of Tsawwassen. The 20-year-old super sprinter needed everything she had in her young legs to edge out 43-year-old Sara Neil of Vancouver at the finish line of the White Spot road race. Australian Helen Kelly finished third. After 85 kilometers, 2 hours, 22 minutes and 41 seconds of racing only half a second separated 1st and 3rd.

Neil who won the Brenco Hill Climb Friday night and is retiring after BC Superweek paid tribute to the speedy youngster after her 2nd straight win stating, "she's ridden a great tour and her team (Quark) has done an amazing job."

The praise and admiration was mutual. Uhl, the 2002 World Junior Sprint Champion, was amazed by the speed and stamina of the veteran old enough to be her mother. "It shows you human potential is unlimited," said Uhl. "Sara (Neil) shows what you can do if you have the desire and commitment. She's an inspiration to all of us. I'd love to have a career like that and come back to Delta 5 or 10 more times. This is my first trip to this area and I love it. The racing is really fun and yet it's relaxing. There are lots of strong riders but it's not a war out there. It's been fun."

The fun continues Wednesday night with the Tour de Gastown and ends with the Tour de White Rock July 23, 24, 25th

Pro 1/2 Men
1. Tyler Farrar (USA) Health Net3:17:05.5
2. Cameron Evans (CAN) Symmetrics
3. Eric Wohlberg (CAN) Sierra Nevada Cyclingboth s.t.
4. Cameron Hughes (AUS) Subway Express3:17:08.6
5. Caleb Manion (AUS) Jelly Belly3:17:20.0
6. Ivan Dominguez (USA) Colavita Olive Oil Cycling Team3:17:21.5
7. Matt Dubberley (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling
8. Henk Vogels (AUS) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
9. Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
10. Ben Brooks (AUS) Jelly Belly
11. Darren Vogler (CAN) Wentings Cycle
12. Chris Gruber (CAN)
13. Larry Zimich (CAN) Team Coastal
14. Ben Haldeman (USA) Webcor Cycling Team
15. Russell Hamby (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling
16. Jeffrey Hansen (CAN) Jet Fuel Coffee
17. Richard Bowker (NZL) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.
18. Jason Klikna (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling
19. Min Naruki-Van Velzen (CAN) Symmetrics
20. Michael Hunter (CAN) Brodie Bicycles
21. David Richter (USA) Subway Express
22. Jeff Sherstobitoff (CAN) Kelowna Cycle
23. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling
24. Peter Morse (CAN) Wentings Cycle
25. Sean Dawson (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental
26. Christian Meier (CAN) Espoir de Laval
27. Brent McParland (NZL)
28. Kenneth Johnson (CAN) Schwalbe
29. Brett Boniface (CAN) Team Coastal
30. Justin Morgan (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team
31. Svein Tuft (CAN) Symmetrics
32. Luca Segato (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental
33. Mike Koski (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental
34. Keith Stark (CAN) Brodie Bicycles
35. Jason Fluckiger (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club
36. Greg Roth (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.all s.t.
37. Murray Carter (CAN) Team Manitoba3:17:26.4
38. Nick Rowe (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club3:17:28.7
39. Pablo Araya (CRC) Solo - Adobe3:17:30.3
40. Antoine Varghese (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.3:17:34.5
41. Marsh Cooper (CAN) Symmetrics3:17:39.8
42. Robbie Yost (USA) Subway Express3:17:56.4
43. Ian Lockley (GBR) Escape Velocity
44. Peter Sanowar (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.
45. Scott Slater (CAN) Solo - Adobeall s.t.
46. Daniel Goncalves (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental3:17:58.9
47. Daniel Maggiacomo (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.
48. Dylan Sebel (CAN) Wentings Cycleboth s.t.
49. Gord Fraser (CAN) Health Net3:18:43.1
50. Brad Issel (CAN) Symmetrics3:20:23.3
51. Eric Holland (CAN) Bow Cycle3:20:36.7
52. Ryan McNamara (CAN) Team Coastals.t.
53. Andrew Pinfold (CAN) Symmetrics3:22:26.0
54. James Mattis (USA) Webcor Cycling Team3:22:29.7
55. Chris White (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental3:23:52.0
56. Trevor Mays (USA) NELLA / Madison Bikes3:25:57.3
57. Dustin Molicki (CAN) Viejas3:26:16.8
58. Nicholas Trusty (USA) Viejas3:27:02.8
59. Jim Tsilemos (CAN) Team Coastal3:27:03.8
60. Jason MacLaren (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.s.t.
61. Simon Small (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.3:28:04.2
62. Phil Cortes (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.s.t.
63. Chris Conklin (CAN) 3:28:56.6
dnf. Bjorn Ossenbrink (GER) Wentings Cycle
dnf. Eric Harvey (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club
dnf. Omer Kem (USA) Subway Express
dnf. Kevin Rokosh (CAN) Edmonton Road & Track Club / Red Bike
dnf. Gordon Ross (CAN) Escape Velocity
dnf. Craig Deveer (CAN)
dnf. Nick Jendzjowsky (CAN) Pedalhead Roadworks / Sleemans
dnf. Marty Nothstein (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
dnf. Will Frishkorn (USA) Colavita Olive Oil Cycling Team
dnf. Troy White (USA) Sierra Nevada Cycling
dnf. Scott Goguen (CAN) Symmetrics
dnf. Tom Crawford (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team
dnf. Calvin Allen (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team
dnf. Anton Jackson (USA) Broadmark Capital Cycling Team
dnf. Derek McMaster (CAN) Team Coastal
dnf. Dan Schmit (CAN) Team Coastal
dnf. Damien Waugh (CAN) Team Coastal
dnf. James Neil (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental
dnf. Brian Green (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental
dnf. Paul Blanchette (CAN) Solo - Adobe
dnf. Basse Clement (CAN) Solo - Adobe
dnf. David Goosen (CAN) Solo - Adobe
dnf. Shane Savage (CAN) Solo - Adobe
dnf. Wayne Schaub (CAN) Solo - Adobe
dnf. Brad Slater (CAN) Solo - Adobe
dnf. Jordan Guenette (CAN) Solo - Adobe
dnf. Scott Brown (AUS) Wentings Cycle
dnf. Matthew Collins (AUS) Wentings Cycle
dnf. Eric Kameka (CAN) Wentings Cycle
dnf. Joe Giuliano (CAN) ITAL Pasta/Belmire Transport C.C.
dnf. Chris Barth (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club
dnf. Sean Howie (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club
dnf. Maurice Worsfold (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club
dnf. Chris Worsfold (CAN) Bayside Cycling Club
dnf. Christian Foster (USA) Subway Express
dnf. Troy Critchlow (USA) NELLA / Madison Bikes
dnf. Philippe Abbott (CAN) Team Alberta
dnf. Zach Bell (CAN) Team Alberta
dnf. Per Strom (CAN) Team Alberta
dnf. Jesse James Collins (CAN) Bicisport Calgary
dnf. Robert Veroba (CAN) Bicisport Calgary
dnf. Cameron McKnight (CAN) Edmonton Road & Track Club / Red Bike
dnf. Don Oakly (NZL) Full Sail Racing
dnf. Teunis Schoneveld (NZL) Full Sail Racing
dnf. Brent Kirkpatrick (CAN) Soliton
dnf. Dave Simard (CAN) Soliton
dnf. Roy Pickavance (CAN) CenturyTel
dnf. Philip Edamura (CAN) Oak Bay Bikes Racing
dnf. Steve German (CAN) Revoluzione
dnf. Taylor Little (CAN) River Valley Cycle
dnf. Simon Craig (CAN) Spoke N Motion Kamloops BC
dnf. Harley Desprey (CAN) Velocity
dnf. Stephen Cork (CAN) Wines of Washington / King 5
dnf. Bruno Nella (CAN)
dnf. Ezra Nichols (CAN)
dnf. Dylan Snowdon (CAN) Bianchi - The Bike Shop
dnf. Andrew Greydanus (CAN) Teen Speed
dnf. Don Buscombe (CAN) Brodie Bicycles
1. Sarah Uhl (USA) Quark Cycling Team2:22:41
2. Sara Neil (CAN) Trek VW / Broadway Station Dental
3. Helen Kelly (AUS) Rona Cycling Team
4. Maria Lee (CAN) BC Team
5. Kathy White (CAN) Team Alberta
6. Lisa Sweeney (CAN) Team Kappa
7. Sandy Espeseth (CAN) Victory Brewing
8. Emily Sandwith (CAN) Team Kappa
9. Alena Radomsky (CAN) Oak Bay Bicycles
10. Naomi Cooper (CAN) dEVo / Powerbar
11. Erinne Willock (CAN) Rona Cycling Team
12. Marni Prazsky (CAN) Symmetrics
13. Leah Goldstein (ISR) Trek VW
14. Amy Moore (CAN) Quark Cycling Team
15. Christina Briante (CAN) Petra Orbea
16. Jessica DeMars (CAN) Bianchi - The Bike Shop
17. Barbara Zimich (CAN) Team Coastal
18. Dianna Kennedy (CAN) Team Albertaall s.t.
19. Manon Jutras (CAN) Quark Cycling Team2:22:48
20. Alison Sydor (CAN) Rocky Mountain - Business Objects
21. Kristin Campbell (CAN) Pedalhead Road Works/Sleeman'sboth s.t.
22. Megan Elliot (USA) Quark Cycling Team2:23:09
23. Moriah MacGregor (CAN) BC Team2:34:48
24. Lisa Tasa (CAN) Chapman Land Surveying Racing2:35:07
25. Melissa Kerr (CAN) 2:43:29
dnf. Suzanne Macht (CAN) Team Kappa
dnf. Christa Barr (CAN) Team Coastal
dnf. Mandy Poitras (CAN) Symmetrics
dnf. Amy Woodward (CAN) Bow Cycle CMC
dnf. Claire Cameron (CAN) Dizzy Chicks
dnf. Stephanie Hannos (CAN) Basis
dns. Leah Guloien (CAN) BC Team
dns. Kim Atkinson (CAN) Team Coastal
dns. Helena Coney (CAN)


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