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.


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# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Svein Tuft (Orica GreenEDGE) 4:27:51  
2 Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling Team) 0:01:00  
3 Christian Meier (Orica GreenEDGE)    
4 Michael Woods (5-hour Energy) 0:01:18  
5 Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale ) 0:04:11  
6 Antoine Duchesne (Team Europcar)    
7 Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale)    
8 Ben Perry    
9 Bruce Bird 0:17:18  
10 Geoffroy Dussault (Garneau - Québecor) 0:17:39  
11 KrisTeam Dahl (SmartStop ) 0:17:40  
12 Jay Lamoureux    
13 Nigel Ellsay    
14 Léandre Bouchard    
15 Julien Gagne    
16 Robert Gutgesell 0:17:43  
17 Stuart Wight 0:17:48  
18 John Derrick 0:18:05  
19 William Elliott    
20 Peter Disera 0:23:50  
21 Christopher Prendergast 0:23:55  
22 Bailey Mcknight    
23 Stephen Keeping 0:23:59  
24 Jean-françois Girard    
25 Jordan Landolt    
26 Aaron Fillion 0:24:00  
27 Derrek Ivey    
28 Brandon Spencer    
29 Ben Andrew 0:24:02  
30 Jeremy Martin 0:24:04  
31 Dylan Cunningham 0:24:23  
32 Gaelan Merritt 0:24:25  
33 Benjamin Martel 0:24:29  
34 Alexis Cartier 0:31:47  
35 James Piccoli (Amore & Vita - Selle SMP) 0:31:58  
36 Marc-antoine Soucy 0:32:15  
37 Dylan Davies 0:33:05  
38 Kevin Massicotte 0:36:21  
39 Jack Burke 0:41:12  
DNF Luke Van Lauwe    
DNF Tyler Darcy    
DNF Henri De Boever    
DNF Michael Van der Ham    
DNF Felix CotÉ Bouvette    
DNF Émile Jean    
DNF Frédéric Cossette    
DNF Fabien Lemaire    
DNF Édouard Tougas    
DNF Aaron Thomas    
DNF Martin Rupes    
DNF Sean Mackinnon    
DNF Travis Samuel    
DNF Vincent DÉsilets-jacob    
DNF Nicolas Ducharme    
DNF Simon Ouellet    
DNF Julien Roussel    
DNF Charles Fortier    
DNF Simon Fothergill    
DNF Eric Johnston    
DNF Chris Freeland    
DNF David Boily    
DNF Nic Hamilton (Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis)    
DNF Antoine Matteau    
DNF Jean-Michel Lachance (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Cody Canning    
DNF Jordan Cheyne    
DNF Bruno Langlois (5-hour Energy)    
DNF Rob Britton (Team SmartStop )    
DNF Zach Bell (Team SmartStop )    
DNF Olivier Brisebois    
DNF Mac Garvin    
DNF Connor Wilson    
DNF Mitchell Macdonald    
DNF Kyle Buckosky    
DNF Dustin Andrews    
DNF Joël Desgreniers    
DNF Etienne Samson    
DNF Ryan Anderson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)    
DNF Edouard Dumas-longprÉ    
DNF Simon-pierre Gauthier (Garneau - Québecor)    
DNF Marc-antoine Noel    
DNF Will Routley (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)    
DNF Kiernan Orange    
DNF Ben Chaddock (Garneau - Québecor)    
DNF Robert Hargrove    
DNF William Blackburn (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Jean-Sébastien Perron    
DNF William Goodfellow (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Willam Laurie    
DNF Braydon Bourne    
DNF Alexandre Ricard    
DNF Ed Veal    
DNF Andrew Lees    
DNF Samuel Blanchette    
DNF Olivier Lavigueur    
DNF Pierrick Naud (Garneau - Québecor)    
DNF Rémi Pelletier-roy (Garneau - Québecor)    
DNF Jean-françois Racine    
DNF Jean-roch Marion    
DNF Ryan Aitcheson (Astellas Cycling Team)    
DNF Joshua Krabbe    
DNF Curtis Dearden    
DNF Ugo Lapierre    
DNF Justin Purificati    
DNF Casey Roth    
DNF Rémi GrÉgoire-jacques    
DNF Stephen Welsh    
DNF Benjamin Chartrand (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Olivier Delaney (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Elliot Doyle (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF David Onsow (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Jules Cusson-fradet    
DNF Hendrik Pineda (T.Palm - Pôle Continental Wallon)    
DNF Samuel Gagnon    
DNF Ryan Macdonald    
DNF Adam De Vos    
DNF Brien O'Conor    
DNF Grahame Rivers    
DNF Garrett Mcleod    
DNF Logan Cornel    
DNF Anton Varabei    
DNF Robert Ralph (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Matteo Dal-cin (Silber Pro Cycling Team)    
DNF Larbi Benhabib    
DNF Brandon Etzl    
DNF Yohan Patry    

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