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BC Superweek Tour de Delta Stage 3 Report, Results, PHOTOS – Numainville Hat-trick, Roth Wins Men’s RR

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Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling) wins the Tour de Delta road race  ©  Greg Descantes
July 10, 2016 (Delta, BC) – Ryan Roth lists a burger, fries, and shake as his favourite food in his bio on the Silber Pro Cycling website, so perhaps it’s extremely appropriate that he won the White Spot | Delta Road Race on Sunday. The BC-based restaurant has long been a supporter of the Tour de Delta and is famous the world over for its legendary burger.

No word on whether or not the 32-year-old from Kitchener, Ontario indulged after the race, but Roth certainly had a lot to celebrate after breaking away and cruising across the finish line 10.4 seconds ahead of Canadian National Road Race Champion Bruno Langlois and two-time White Spot | Delta Road Race winner Steve Fisher.

“I had fantastic legs today and I really wanted to be in the breakaway, so I went all in on that early and it didn’t work and then it didn’t work again, but luckily it played out pretty well,” beamed Roth after finishing the 12 lap, 155.4 kilometre trek.

Nigel Ellsay (Silber Pro Cycling) in front  ©  Greg Descantes
The race had a unique feel as it saw a massive group of riders go off at the beginning, and Roth’s Silber team had some representation in the break, including Elliot Doyle who won Friday’s MK Delta Lands Criterium, and just decided to jump across at that point.

“There was a few of us, but we didn’t panic, we had two guys up there in that group, including some speed with Elliot,” explained Roth, who is a former Canadian National Road Race Champion himself. “We really wanted to have three instead of two, just to have better numbers and luckily Will Routley and I, and a few of us guys bridged across and from there it was like ‘chop it down’ and play out the finish.”

Will Routley (Rally Cycling) leads the descent of English Bluff Rd  ©  Greg Descantes
With this being the third year with UCI designation for the White Spot | Delta Road Race, the calibre of cycling just continues to improve. Roth makes no bones about the fact that his team was here to get the valuable UCI points.

“The UCI points are really important. For this week, it was the biggest objective for me because of the points. We want to try and win the UCI America Tour and the points really help us with invitations to the bigger tours like the Tour of California and races like that in the future,” he said.

Bruno Langlois  ©  Greg Descantes
For 37-year-old veteran Langlois of Team Garneau Quebecor, the red maple leaf on the Canadian National Road Race Champion might as well have been a target because there’s extra attention and motivation that goes along with it.

With 4 laps to go, the break is down to 4: (l-r) Langlois, Roth, Soladay and Fisher  ©  Greg Descantes
“When you get that jersey, you have to show that you deserve it. I’m happy to have the jersey and I wear it pretty proudly. That’s why I attacked so much, that’s why I went up the road, to give 110 percent to represent my country and that jersey, so today that’s what I did. I got second and that’s okay, Ryan was just stronger than me today,” said Langlois, who lists hunting and fishing as two of his interests outside of cycling.

Men's start  ©  Greg Descantes
Being from Bellingham, Washington, Fisher is pretty close to calling the White Spot | Delta Road Race a hometown course. It’s only an hour’s drive for Fisher and he’s also won the race twice – in 2012, and the first year it received UCI designation, in 2013. There’s just something about riding in Tsawwassen that clicks with the 26-year-old, even if he can’t quite put his finger on it.

Men's podium (l-r) Langlois 2nd, Roth 1st, Fisher 3rd  ©  Greg Descantes
“It’s hard to say, I’m happy to have a team here this time so I can do this road race – I missed the last two years. It was pretty on from the start today and found myself in the right place again so I’m happy about that,” he said, admitting that he was hoping for a sprint at the end. “I think my chances in a sprint are pretty good among that group, but Ryan and Bruno were both riding very strong today so I’ve got to hand it to Ryan for going away when he did. He was clearly the strong man and deserved the win.”


Joelle Numainville wins  ©  Greg Descantes
Laval, Quebec’s Joelle Numainville continued her dominance at the Tour de Delta Sunday as she sprinted to win the White Spot | Delta Road Race for her third straight win to start BC Superweek. Numainville, who also won Saturday’s Brenco Criterium and Friday’s MK Delta Lands Criterium, rode the eight lap, 103.6 kilometre UCI race as a member of a composite team alongside fellow Canadian Ashley Barson, New Zealanders Hannah van Kampen and Elizabeth Steel, and Aussie Shannon Malseed.

Final sprint (l-r) Bergen, Numainville, Jackson  ©  Greg Descantes
On the final lap, Numainville bridged across the gap with Malseed, looking to reign in a breakaway group of Sara Poidevin (Rally Pro Cycling), Alison Jackson (Team Canada), Sara Bergen (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes). Bergen, Jackson, and Poidevin finished second, third, and fourth respectively.

“It was a pretty big gap, but I knew the last climb was coming up and I knew I had to be my best there,” said Numainville, who is without her usual Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling teammates.

Just as she did following Friday and Saturday’s wins, the two-time Canadian national road race champion reiterated that she came to BC Superweek with the goal of just riding well and letting the chips fall where they may.

Sara Poidevin, Alison Jackson and Sara Bergen lead  ©  Greg Descantes
“I just came here with the most important thing in my mind being how I race, I’ve raced aggressive and I’m just happy that I won it,” Numainville, 28, exclaimed. “What a day here at the Tour de Delta! I really like coming here and I hope to be here next year for sure!”

After the two wins Numainville had to start BC Superweek, Bergen, Jackson, and the rest of the field were well aware of the damage she could do.

“Joelle’s a very strong and aggressive rider, she’s a great sprint, so we had already committed to the break so I was pulling as hard as I could, I really wanted that to stick,” said Bergen. “She’s fast! It was a great race for everyone.”

“The break was steady and when it got to that climb late in the race, I could see that Joelle was bridging with a teammate, so not ideal for us in that breakaway,” added Jackson. “She bridged up and was working, so we just gauged her effort and hoped to beat her in the end.”

Former Delta RR Champion Morgan Cabot (Glotman Simpson Cycling) leads in the early laps  ©  Greg Descantes
A Vermillion, Alberta native, Jackson is a familiar face at BC Superweek with four top ten finishes in 2015. The strategy for she and her Team Canada teammates was to rely on the strength of Stephanie Roorda, who was third on Saturday and second on Friday..

“We weren’t even looking for me to be our finisher because Steph is riding really well already in the Tour de Delta. She won the bunch sprint today for sixth. It just so happened it was in the right move and we were in a break of girls who were willing to work, so we kept that going and tried to get a win out of it.”

Women's start  ©  Greg Descantes
Bergen made her second straight podium appearance at BC Superweek after a second place result on Saturday, and she’s got her eye on growing her profile in the cycling world.

“Definitely over the next couple of years, I know next season I’d like to ride with a professional team in North America. I really like to expand my races to the North American circuit and bridge into Europe.”

Women's podium  ©
BC Superweek continues on Wednesday with the historic Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. The youth race starts at 5:30 pm, the pro women race at 6:15 pm, and the pro men begin at 7:30 pm.


Pro Women

1. Joelle Numainville (Composite Team) 2:40:21.2
2. Sara Bergen (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) 00:05.3
3. Allison Jackson (Canada) 00:13.5
4. Sara Poidevin* (Rally Pro Cycling)
5. Shannon Malseed* (Composite Team)
6. Stephanie Roorda (Canada)
7. Tina Pic (Happy Tooth Pro Cycling)
8. Kimberley Wells (Colavita/Bianchi)
9. Elle Anderson (Rally Pro Cycling)
10. Jessica Prinner (Rally Pro Cycling)
11. Janna Gillick (Women’s Team ATAC)
12. Justine Clift (The Cyclery – Opus)
13. Rachel Canning (Continental Crit Nasty)
14. Gretchen Stumhofer (Colavita/Bianchi)
15. Hannah Van Kampen (Composite Team)
16. Denise Ramsden (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
17. Christina Gokey-Smith (Happy Tooth Pro Cycling)
18. AnneMarije Rook (Happy Tooth Pro Cycling)
19. Gabrielle Pilote Fortin (Canada)
20. Hannah Ross (Rally Pro Cycling)
21. Marina Aspen* (Women’s Team ATAC)
22. Jamie Gilgen (Canada)
23. Megan Rathwell (Women’s Team ATAC)
24. Alizee Brien (Canada)
25. Kinley Gibson* (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
26. Annie Foreman-Mackey (The Cyclery – Opus)
27. Terra Manca (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
28. Emily Flynn (The Cyclery – Opus)
29. Catherine Ouellette* (Rally Pro Cycling)
30. Sophie Mackay (Hagens Berman/Supermint Pro Cycling Team)
31. Ashley Barson (Composite Team)
32. Morgan Cabot (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
33. Miriam Brouwer (The Cyclery – Opus)
34. Ivy Audrain (Hagens Berman/Supermint Pro Cycling Team)
35. Michele Schaeffer (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
36. Allison Linnell (Hagens Berman/Supermint Pro Cycling Team)
37. Helene Pilote Fortin (Continental Crit Nasty)
38. Anne Ouellet (Women’s Team ATAC) 00:20.4
39. Marie-Soleil Blais (Happy Tooth Pro Cycling) 00:22.9
40. Joanie Caron (Canada)
41. Alysia Withers (Glotman Simpson Cycling) 00:24.4
42. Gillian Ellsay* (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
43. Kathryn Donovan (Colavita/Bianchi) 00:26.8
44. Jessica Cutler (Colavita/Bianchi)
45. Emma Grant (Colavita/Bianchi) 00:41.0
46. Ellen Watters (The Cyclery – Opus) 00:50.1
47. Lauretta Hanson* (Colavita/Bianchi) 06:31.5
48. Amelie Bruneau* (The Cyclery – Opus)
49. Julie Kuliecza (Hagens Berman/Supermint Pro Cycling Team)
50. Suzanne Hamilton (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
DNF Anna Talman* (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
DNF Sarah Coney (Continental Crit Nasty)
DNF Jen Gerth (Continental Crit Nasty)
DNF Brenna Pauly (Women’s Team ATAC)
DNF Shauna Telford (Women’s Team ATAC)
DNF Elizabeth Steel (Composite Team)
DNS Lindsay Bayer (Hagens Berman/Supermint Pro Cycling Team)
DNS Kelsey MacDonald* (Continental Crit Nasty)

Pro Men
1. Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling Team) 3:29:31.5
2. Bruno Langlois (Garneau Quebecor) 00:10.4
3. Steve Fisher (Canyon Bicycles – Shimano)
4. Ayden Toovey* (Subaru NSWIS & MS) 00:22.9
5. Thomas Soladay (Rally Pro Cycling) 00:35.5
6. David Drouin* (Norco Premier Tech p/b POD) 00:38.1
7. Scott Law (Subaru NSWIS & MS) 01:20.3
8. Michael Rice* (Garneau Quebecor)
9. Harrison Bailey (GPM Stulz-Wilson Racing)
10. Eric Young (Rally Pro Cycling)
11. Matt Chatlaong (Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strava)
12. Hunter Grove (Cylance / Incycle)
13. Ed Veal (Real Deal Racing)
14. Elliott Doyle* (Silber Pro Cycling Team)
15. Bailey McKnight (H&R Block Pro Cycling Team)
16. Evan Murphy (Lupus Racing Team)
17. Danick Vandale* (H&R Block Pro Cycling Team)
18. Pier-Andre Cote (Norco Premier Tech p/b POD)
19. Florenz Knauer (German Regional Team)
20. Jure Rupnik (H&R Block Pro Cycling Team)
21. Michael van den Ham (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
22. Quinten A Kirby* (Real Deal Racing)
23. Trevor O’Donnell* (Real Deal Racing)
24. Alex Amiri* (Giant Langley/Smart Savvy+ p/b Wounded Warrriors)
25. Erik Slack (Canyon Bicycles – Shimano)
26. Morgan Schmitt (Canyon Bicycles – Shimano)
27. Camilo Zambrand (Cylance / Incycle)
28. Cortlan Brown (Canyon Bicycles – Shimano)
29. Lukas Conly* (Giant Langley/Smart Savvy+ p/b Wounded Warrriors)
30. Jack Burke* (H&R Block Pro Cycling Team)
31. Thorsten Askervold* (Canyon Bicycles – Shimano)
32. Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Garneau Quebecor)
33. Nigel Kinney (Langlois Brown Racing)
34. Kaler Marshall (Canyon Bicycles – Shimano)
35. Garrett McLeod (H&R Block Pro Cycling Team)
36. Shane Kline (Rally Pro Cycling)
37. Brett Wakefield (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
38. Craig Richey (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
39. Ryan Moore (Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strava)
40. Christian Knapton* (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
41. Dylan Cummingham (Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling p/b Scotiabank)
42. Joshua Kropf* (Giant Langley/Smart Savvy+ p/b Wounded Warrriors)
43. Darcy Woolley (Garneau Quebecor)
44. Kyle Buckosky (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
45. Conor Mullervy (GPM Stulz-Wilson Racing)
46. Cory Greenberg (Cylance / Incycle)
47. Derek Gee* (Giant Langley/Smart Savvy+ p/b Wounded Warrriors)
48. Jacob Albrecht* (Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strava)
49. Winston David (Lupus Racing Team)
50. Oliver Flautt (Lupus Racing Team)
51. Remi Pelletier-Roy (Garneau Quebecor)
52. Arturo Suarez (Langlois Brown Racing)
53. Connor Toppings* (Giant Langley/Smart Savvy+ p/b Wounded Warrriors)
54. Travis Streb (Glotman Simpson Cycling) 01:29.9
55. Kristofer Dahl (Silber Pro Cycling Team)
56. Nigel Ellsay* (Silber Pro Cycling Team) 01:31.7
57. Nicolas Masbourian* (Silber Pro Cycling Team) 01:33.9
58. Travis Samuel* (H&R Block Pro Cycling Team) 01:35.3
59. Anton Varabei (Real Deal Racing) 01:57.4
60. Chris Harland-Dunaway (Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strava) 02:10.4
61. Jesse Routley (Rally Pro Cycling) 02:11.9
62. Sam Phipps* (GPM Stulz-Wilson Racing) 02:15.2
63. Dylan Davies (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes) 02:28.7
64. Charles Huff (Rally Pro Cycling)
65. David Boily (Garneau Quebecor) 02:43.9
66. Samuel Bassetti (Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strava) 03:13.6
67. Timothy Rugg (Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strava) 03:56.1
DNF Emile Jean (Silber Pro Cycling Team)
DNF Jonah MeadVanCort* (Lupus Racing Team)
DNF Ole Quast (German Regional Team)
DNF Hendrik Werner (German Regional Team)
DNF Rylee Field* (GPM Stulz-Wilson Racing)
DNF Reece Robinson* (GPM Stulz-Wilson Racing)
DNF David Manton (GPM Stulz-Wilson Racing)
DNF Jackson Law (Subaru NSWIS & MS)
DNF Nathan Bradshaw* (Subaru NSWIS & MS)
DNF Liam Magennis* (Subaru NSWIS & MS)
DNF Brendan Armstrong* (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)
DNF Kellen Viznaugh* (Giant Langley/Smart Savvy+ p/b Wounded Warrriors)
DNF Cory Ostertag (Langlois Brown Racing)
DNF Jackson Pickell* (Langlois Brown Racing)
DNF Sherwood Plant (Langlois Brown Racing)
DNF Jeffrey Werner (Langlois Brown Racing)
DNF Isaac Leblanc (Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling p/b Scotiabank)
DNF Cody Canning (Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling p/b Scotiabank)
DNF Amiel Flett-Brown* (Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling p/b Scotiabank)
DNF Al Murison (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
DNF Jem Arnold (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
DNF Ryan Jones (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
DNF Mark Rainer (Glotman Simpson Cycling)
DNF Simon Ouellet* (Norco Premier Tech p/b POD)
DNF Kevin Archambault (Norco Premier Tech p/b POD)
DNF Laurier Balthazard (Norco Premier Tech p/b POD)
DNF Laurent Gervais* (Norco Premier Tech p/b POD)
DNF Corey Davis (Real Deal Racing)
DNF Emile De Rosnay (Real Deal Racing)
DNF Justin Williams (Cylance / Incycle)
DNS Isaac Niles* (Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling p/b Scotiabank)
DNS Mitch Ketler* (Russ Hay’s Accent Inns Cycling p/b Scotiabank)



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