July 15, 2006 (Vancouver, BC) – In Vancouver B.C., the first in a series of races known as BC Superweek began with a new event, the Giro di Burnaby Criterium. BC Superweek is of Canada’s biggest cycling events – the BC races are known for their large and enthusiastic crowds, and fast-paced racing.
A break of 10 developed and included several riders from Canada’s premier pro team, Symmetrics, local favorite Kirk O’Bee of Health Net, and the Navigators Insurance trio of Siro Camponogara, Hilton Clarke, and Vassili Davidenko.
With several laps remaining, it was Davidenko and a Symmetrics rider off the front, but an aggressive chase by O’Bee caught the pair on the final lap. Camponogara then gave Clarke a textbook lead out as the Australian sprinter easily bested Symmetric’s Andrew Pinfold, and the Canadian National Crit Champ. Davidenko held on for 4th.
1. Hilton Clarke (Navigators)
2. Andrew Pinfold (Symmetrics)
3. Cam Evans (Symmetrics)
4. Vassili Davidenko (Navigators)