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Leah Kirchmann and Luke Keough win Gastown GP

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Sprinters cash in in Vancouver

The Gastown podium: Ryan Anderson, Luke Keough and Ken Hanson

The Gastown podium: Ryan Anderson, Luke Keough and Ken Hanson

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Luke Keough (UnitedHealthcare) and Leah Kirchmann (Optum Pro Cycling) cashed in during the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix in Vancouver, taking home part of one the largest prize purses on the criterium circuit.

Keough edged out North Vancouver’s Ryan Anderson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), with his own teammate Ken Hanson taking third.

"It was awesome, to race in front of such a great crowd out here in BC was absolutely amazing. You could just hear the crowd, it was electric,” Keough exclaimed just before receiving a giant novelty cheque in his name for $13,000. “I can't thank my team enough, the way they ride is amazing, so strong, so dedicated, so selfless, and for me to be able to deliver that (win) was all I needed to do."

The final lap looked like it would come down to a sprint and indeed it did, but Anderson went for it just a bit too late.

"I'd say I was just picking my way through traffic coming up the final stretch there, so a little too far back on my part, but still a good night," Anderson said. "It was definitely pretty aggressive, but (overall) it was a good bike race."

With Keough being atop the podium for the second straight night, one has to wonder if it’s his team’s strategy to set him up or teammate Ken Hanson, who was going for a record-tying third straight win at the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix.

"Ken's won this two times, he knew the sprint. Today his legs were a little heavy coming out of that last turn in this long uphill drag (to the finish). I hit it early, hoping maybe he could hold on to it,” Keough said. “I knew Hilton Clarke was on my wheel and it was a long sprint and I'm glad I held it off."

Kirchmann continues winning streak

Leah Kirchmann has been on a winning streak since claiming her national title, and added another in Vancouver, beating Joann Kiesanowski (Tibco tothe Top) and the Kiwi's teammate Sam Schneider in the sprint.

Kirchmann barely got through a crash on the first corner on the final lap of the technical course over the cobblestones in Gastown. Her Optum teammates maintained a high pace and kept her out of trouble.

“It was a really hectic last lap, I had faith in my team that they were going to set me up with a really fast lead out. I guess there was a crash - or a near crash - around the first corner, I actually felt someone run into my foot and my wheel, but I held it up and was able to stay ahead of the field,” she said.

Schneider also missed the crash.

"Coming off the first corner, there was unfortunately a crash from the inside, it went out and luckily my teammate, Jo and I got saved,” explained Schneider. “Leah made it through and (it was) single file all through the last lap and I couldn't come around today, but it's awesome racing here in Gastown, (BC Superweek) is really fun racing. We're super happy we were able to come out and race here."

Full Results

Elite Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 1:17:49  
2 Ryan West Anderson (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits    
3 Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
4 Florenz Knauer (Ger) Team Heizomat    
5 Kristofer Dahl (Can) SmartStop    
6 Jordan Parra (Col) Team Colombia    
7 Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau-Quebecor    
8 Eric Boulder Young (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits    
9 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:03  
10 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06  
11 Aurelien Passeron (Fra) Silber Pro Cycling Team 0:00:07  
12 Michael Schweizer (Ger) Baku    
13 Brandon Etzl (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles    
14 Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team    
15 Thomas Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team    
16 Alexander Ray (NZl) Hincapie Devo 0:00:09  
17 Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis    
18 Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk 0:00:10  
19 Chris Uberti (USA) Astellas Cycling Team    
20 David Guttenplan (USA) SeaSucker / Guttenplan Coaching    
21 David Cueli (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project    
22 Dustin Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
23 Brendan Cornett (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project    
24 Craig Richey (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes 0:00:12  
25 Evan Murphy (USA) CRCA/Foundation    
26 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team    
27 Ole Quast (Ger) KED Stevens Radteam Berlin    
28 Alex Candelario (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits 0:00:16  
29 Frank Travieso (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project 0:00:18  
30 Dylan Davies (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
31 Travis Samuel (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles    
32 Hogan Sills (USA) Astellas Cycling Team    
33 Cid Martinez (Bol) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
34 Issac Howe (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes    
35 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
36 Andrew Scarano (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project    
38 Kyle Murphy (USA) CRCA/Foundation    
39 Garrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R Block    
40 Geoff Kabush (Can) SCOTT-3Rox Racing    
41 Tom Soladay (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits    
42 Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
43 Mat Stephens (USA) Boneshaker    
44 Glenn Ferreira (USA) Team Metra / Cycles 54    
45 Derrick St-John (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team    
46 Anton Varabei (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles    
47 Chris Worsfold (Can) Tranquilio/Code Sports 0:00:24  
48 Jeffrey Werner (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
49 Braydon Bourne (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery    
50 Clay Murfet (Aus) Astellas Cycling Team    
51 Gavi Epstein (Can) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes    
52 Mark McConnell (Can) Synergy Racing    
53 Kevin Mullervy (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes    
54 Matt Green (GBr) Astellas Cycling Team    
55 Jure Rupnik (Slo) Range Road Racing    
56 Alexander Grad (Ger) Team Heizomat    
57 Shannon Johnson (Aus) NCCH p/b Dec Express    
58 Bailey McKnight (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
59 Garrett Olsen (USA) Team Skyline    
60 Greg Christian (USA) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
61 Maurice Worsfold (Can) independent    
61 Drew Christopher (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes    
62 Vladi Riha (Ger) VC Vegesack    
63 Elliott Doyle (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team    
64 Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Baku    
65 Jackson Pickell (Can) Local Ride Racing 0:00:28  
66 Adam Myerson (USA) SmartStop    
67 Aaron Perry (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk 0:00:30  
68 Dominik Roels (Ger) independent 0:00:31  
69 Juan Pimentel Jr. (USA) CRCA/Foundation 0:00:33  
70 Sherwood Plant (Can) Musette Racing    
71 Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team Heizomat    
72 Geordie Morrison (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
73 Ryan Macdonald (Can) Team H&R Block    
74 Adam De Vos (Can) Team H&R Block    
75 Justin Morris (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk 0:00:34  
76 Jacob Kauffman (Aus) Garneau-Quebecor 0:00:36  
77 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Canyon Bicycles 0:00:37  
78 Jan-Niklas Droste (Ger) Team Heizomat    
79 Stuart Wight (Can) Team H&R Block    
80 Charles Eldridge (USA) Team Novo Nordisk 0:00:39  
81 Christopher D’Arcy (Can) Todd's Racing    
82 Nigel Ellsay (Can) Sojasun Espoir-ACNC    
83 Jonaton Restrepo (Col) Team Colombia 0:00:42  
84 William Routley (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits 0:00:43  
85 Dylan Cunningham (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank 0:00:44  
86 Luke Ockerby (Aus) Garneau-Quebecor 0:00:45  
87 Emile De Rosnay (Can) Musette Racing 0:00:46  
88 Kevin Massicotte (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles    
89 Nigel Kinney (USA) Musette Racing    
90 Steven Grandy (Can) Broad Street Cycles/ Stuckylife 0:00:49  
91 Conor O’Brien (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery    
92 Brad Huff (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits 0:00:52  
93 Arturo Suarez (Mex) Todd's Racing 0:00:56  
94 Conor Mullervy (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes 0:00:59  
95 Benjamin Dilley (USA) Team Novo Nordisk    
96 Mackenzie Garvin (Can) Cyclemiesters BowCycle 0:01:01  
97 Ryan Guelph Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team 0:01:02  
98 Ruud Cremers (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 0:01:46  
99 Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 0:01:56  
100 Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau-Quebecor 0:01:58  
101 Justin Williams (USA) Astellas Cycling Team 0:02:53  
DNF Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Max Elkins Korus (USA) Astellas Cycling Team    
DNF Cody Canning (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
DNF Tom Malczynski (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
DNF Mike Rothengatter (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
DNF William Elliott (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express    
DNF Simon Fothergill (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express    
DNF Brad Clifford (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Kyle Buckosky (Can) Team H&R Block    
DNF Federico Marchiori (Ita) Team H&R Block    
DNF David Gerth (Can) Musette Racing    
DNF Robert Hargrove (Can) Musette Racing    
DNF Scott Laliberte (Can) Musette Racing    
DNF David Gillam (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Keifer Livingston (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Trevor Pearson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Mark Rainer (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Travis Streb (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Sebastian Molano (Col) Team Colombia    
DNF Ben Andrew (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery    
DNF Marvin Guzman (Can) Tranquilio/Code Sports    
DNF Jon North Bula (Can) Fulgas    
DNF Alex Hui (Can) Pro City Racing / Rumble    
DNF Hendrik Werner (Ger) RRG Porz    
DNF Ty Andrews (Can) independent    
DNF Richard Machhein (Can) independent    
DNF Bruno Nella (Can) independent    
DNF Chris Stastny (USA) Firefighters Upsala    
DNF Jakub Wasiela (Can) Gastown Cycling    
DNS Curtis Dearden (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
DNS Raphael Lalumiere (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank    
DNS Eric Johnston (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express    
DNS Jacob Restall (Aus) NCCH p/b Dec Express    
DNS Luke Vanlauwe (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express    
DNS Henri De Boever (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNS Trevor Stothard (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNS Joel Taylor (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNS Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Garneau-Quebecor    
DNS Chris Prendergast (Can) Team H&R Block    
DNS William Goodfellow (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team    
DNS Robert Ralph (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team    
DNS Daniel Echavarria (Col) Team Colombia    
DNS Stephen Rockwood (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery    
DNS Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEDGE    
DNS Ira Richmond Sy (Can) Echelon Racing    
DNS Amiel Flett-Brown (Can) Musette Racing    
DNS Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits    
Elite Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits 1:01:16  
2 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO    
3 Sam Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO    
4 Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom    
5 Gillian Carleton (Can) Vanderkitten    
6 Joanie Rimouski Caron (Can) Garneau Factory Team    
7 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO 0:00:03  
8 Allison Beveridge (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
9 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits    
10 Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits    
11 Lauretta Hanson (Aus)    
12 Amy Cutler (USA) FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore    
13 Kinley Gibson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
14 Jamie Gilgen (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam    
15 Alison Jackson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
16 Liza Rachetto (USA) Vanderkitten    
17 Maria Luisa Calle (Col) Team Colombia    
18 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Vanderkitten    
19 Erica Allar (USA) Colavita/Fine Cooking    
20 Carrie Cartmill (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery    
21 Catherine Dessureault (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized    
22 Mary Zider (USA) Colavita/Fine Cooking    
23 Milena Salcedo (Col) Team Colombia    
24 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery    
25 Sara Bergen (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
26 Maddi Campbell (NZl) 0:00:10  
27 Jessica Cutler (USA) FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore 0:00:11  
28 Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) Local Ride Racing    
29 Ellen Watters (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery    
30 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Team TIBCO    
31 Anika Todd (Can) Team TIBCO 0:00:14  
32 Ivy Audrain (USA) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
33 Marie-Soleil Blais (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam    
34 Krista Rawlings (Can) Mount Royal Bagel Factory    
35 Amy Bradley (Aus) Garneau Factory Team    
36 Lauren Dagostino (USA)    
37 Morgan Cabot (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling 0:00:17  
38 Jessica Prinner (USA) Colavita/Fine Cooking    
39 Courteney Lowe (NZl) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits 0:00:19  
40 Kate Chilcott (NZl) Vanderkitten    
41 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits 0:00:24  
42 Leah Guloien (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
43 Shoshauna Routley (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes 0:00:27  
44 Tina Pic (USA) Mellow Mushroom 0:00:39  
45 Elle Anderson (USA) Vanderkitten 0:00:43  
DNF Tiffany Pezzulo (USA) Vanderkitten    
DNF Sara Headley (USA) Team TIBCO    
DNF Rosalie Cardin (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized    
DNF Kristi Lay (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized    
DNF Adriane Provost (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized    
DNF Sarah Coney (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Jenny Lehmann (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Ashley Barson (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam    
DNF Sarah Anne Rasmussen (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam    
DNF Krista Ruby (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam    
DNF Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Rachel Canning (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Meghan Grant (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Heather Kay (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Megan Rathwell (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Katie Rushton (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Ariane Bonhomme (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery    
DNF Amelie Bruneau (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery    
DNF Emily Flynn (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery    
DNF Justine Clift (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Erin Redl (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Alysia Withers (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Suzanne Hamilton (Can) BiciSport    
DNF Emma Lujan (Can) Bike Barn    
DNF Emily Spence (Can) CRCA BH/Comedy Central    
DNF Natalie Koncz (USA) Nemesis Racing    
DNF Brenna Pauly (Can) Tripleshot Cycling    
DNF Allison Daniel (Can)    
DNF Norrene Godfrey (USA)    
DNF Gina Haatz (Ger)    
DNS Anne Morin (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized    
DNS Tessa Pinckston (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes