Tuft wins national road race title

Long solo break for Orica GreenEdge rider

Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEDGE) claimed the Canadian national road race with an audacious solo break lasting over 100 kilometres. It was the second win for the Orica GreenEdge rider in a week after he had won the national time trial championships. Ryan Roth led home the chase in the road race to claim second with Tuft’s trade teammate Christian Meier in third place.

"I was definitely questioning myself going that early," said Tuft, according to ctvnews.ca.

"The thing is Christian (Meier) and I were in the group, but that group was all the strongest guys in the race."

"We couldn't ride together and let it be decided in the last few climbs. We had to keep attacking, to shake up the race. If you come down with the strongest guys in the race, you wouldn't have your work done yet."

After a fast start to the race that saw the field split, Tuft jumped clear. The time trial expert then steadily built up a lead of over three minutes on the remnants of the field over the finishing race circuit. Behind Tuft, Meier patrolled the front of the chase in a bid to discourage any counter attacks.

With 30 kilometres remaining Tuft still had a healthy advantage and despite a counter attack that included Meier, Roth and eventual fourth place Michael Woods, the Orica rider held on for a famous victory.

"Coming down the stretch, I was hurting for sure. Eventually, you have a whole bunch of guys chasing, you're going to hit the wall. With the heat, the wind ... It all takes its toll. I was suffering. I knew my limit and stayed as close as I could to come home as strong as I could, which wasn't very strong at all," he told ctvnews.ca.

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Svein Tuft (Orica GreenEDGE)4:27:51 
2Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling Team)0:01:00 
3Christian Meier (Orica GreenEDGE)  
4Michael Woods (5-hour Energy)0:01:18 
5Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale )0:04:11 
6Antoine Duchesne (Team Europcar)  
7Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale)  
8Ben Perry  
9Bruce Bird0:17:18 
10Geoffroy Dussault (Garneau - Québecor)0:17:39 
11KrisTeam Dahl (SmartStop )0:17:40 
12Jay Lamoureux  
13Nigel Ellsay  
14Léandre Bouchard  
15Julien Gagne  
16Robert Gutgesell0:17:43 
17Stuart Wight0:17:48 
18John Derrick0:18:05 
19William Elliott  
20Peter Disera0:23:50 
21Christopher Prendergast0:23:55 
22Bailey Mcknight  
23Stephen Keeping0:23:59 
24Jean-françois Girard  
25Jordan Landolt  
26Aaron Fillion0:24:00 
27Derrek Ivey  
28Brandon Spencer  
29Ben Andrew0:24:02 
30Jeremy Martin0:24:04 
31Dylan Cunningham0:24:23 
32Gaelan Merritt0:24:25 
33Benjamin Martel0:24:29 
34Alexis Cartier0:31:47 
35James Piccoli (Amore & Vita - Selle SMP)0:31:58 
36Marc-antoine Soucy0:32:15 
37Dylan Davies0:33:05 
38Kevin Massicotte0:36:21 
39Jack Burke0:41:12 
DNFLuke Van Lauwe  
DNFTyler Darcy  
DNFHenri De Boever  
DNFMichael Van der Ham  
DNFFelix CotÉ Bouvette  
DNFÉmile Jean  
DNFFrédéric Cossette  
DNFFabien Lemaire  
DNFÉdouard Tougas  
DNFAaron Thomas  
DNFMartin Rupes  
DNFSean Mackinnon  
DNFTravis Samuel  
DNFVincent DÉsilets-jacob  
DNFNicolas Ducharme  
DNFSimon Ouellet  
DNFJulien Roussel  
DNFCharles Fortier  
DNFSimon Fothergill  
DNFEric Johnston  
DNFChris Freeland  
DNFDavid Boily  
DNFNic Hamilton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis)  
DNFAntoine Matteau  
DNFJean-Michel Lachance (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFCody Canning  
DNFJordan Cheyne  
DNFBruno Langlois (5-hour Energy)  
DNFRob Britton (Team SmartStop )  
DNFZach Bell (Team SmartStop )  
DNFOlivier Brisebois  
DNFMac Garvin  
DNFConnor Wilson  
DNFMitchell Macdonald  
DNFKyle Buckosky  
DNFDustin Andrews  
DNFJoël Desgreniers  
DNFEtienne Samson  
DNFRyan Anderson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)  
DNFEdouard Dumas-longprÉ  
DNFSimon-pierre Gauthier (Garneau - Québecor)  
DNFMarc-antoine Noel  
DNFWill Routley (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)  
DNFKiernan Orange  
DNFBen Chaddock (Garneau - Québecor)  
DNFRobert Hargrove  
DNFWilliam Blackburn (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFJean-Sébastien Perron  
DNFWilliam Goodfellow (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFWillam Laurie  
DNFBraydon Bourne  
DNFAlexandre Ricard  
DNFEd Veal  
DNFAndrew Lees  
DNFSamuel Blanchette  
DNFOlivier Lavigueur  
DNFPierrick Naud (Garneau - Québecor)  
DNFRémi Pelletier-roy (Garneau - Québecor)  
DNFJean-françois Racine  
DNFJean-roch Marion  
DNFRyan Aitcheson (Astellas Cycling Team)  
DNFJoshua Krabbe  
DNFCurtis Dearden  
DNFUgo Lapierre  
DNFJustin Purificati  
DNFCasey Roth  
DNFRémi GrÉgoire-jacques  
DNFStephen Welsh  
DNFBenjamin Chartrand (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFOlivier Delaney (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFElliot Doyle (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFDavid Onsow (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFJules Cusson-fradet  
DNFHendrik Pineda (T.Palm - Pôle Continental Wallon)  
DNFSamuel Gagnon  
DNFRyan Macdonald  
DNFAdam De Vos  
DNFBrien O'Conor  
DNFGrahame Rivers  
DNFGarrett Mcleod  
DNFLogan Cornel  
DNFAnton Varabei  
DNFRobert Ralph (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFMatteo Dal-cin (Silber Pro Cycling Team)  
DNFLarbi Benhabib  
DNFBrandon Etzl  
DNFYohan Patry  

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