Leah Kirchmann and Luke Keough win Gastown GP

Sprinters cash in in Vancouver

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) TeamResult
1Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:17:49 
2Ryan West Anderson (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits  
3Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
4Florenz Knauer (Ger) Team Heizomat  
5Kristofer Dahl (Can) SmartStop  
6Jordan Parra (Col) Team Colombia  
7Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau-Quebecor  
8Eric Boulder Young (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits  
9Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:03 
10Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
11Aurelien Passeron (Fra) Silber Pro Cycling Team0:00:07 
12Michael Schweizer (Ger) Baku  
13Brandon Etzl (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles  
14Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
15Thomas Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
16Alexander Ray (NZl) Hincapie Devo0:00:09 
17Steve Fisher (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
18Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:10 
19Chris Uberti (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
20David Guttenplan (USA) SeaSucker / Guttenplan Coaching  
21David Cueli (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project  
22Dustin Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
23Brendan Cornett (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project  
24Craig Richey (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:12 
25Evan Murphy (USA) CRCA/Foundation  
26Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
27Ole Quast (Ger) KED Stevens Radteam Berlin  
28Alex Candelario (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits0:00:16 
29Frank Travieso (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project0:00:18 
30Dylan Davies (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
31Travis Samuel (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles  
32Hogan Sills (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
33Cid Martinez (Bol) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
34Issac Howe (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
35Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
36Andrew Scarano (USA) UnitedHealthcare of Georgia/706 Project  
38Kyle Murphy (USA) CRCA/Foundation  
39Garrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R Block  
40Geoff Kabush (Can) SCOTT-3Rox Racing  
41Tom Soladay (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits  
42Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
43Mat Stephens (USA) Boneshaker  
44Glenn Ferreira (USA) Team Metra / Cycles 54  
45Derrick St-John (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
46Anton Varabei (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles  
47Chris Worsfold (Can) Tranquilio/Code Sports0:00:24 
48Jeffrey Werner (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
49Braydon Bourne (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery  
50Clay Murfet (Aus) Astellas Cycling Team  
51Gavi Epstein (Can) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
52Mark McConnell (Can) Synergy Racing  
53Kevin Mullervy (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
54Matt Green (GBr) Astellas Cycling Team  
55Jure Rupnik (Slo) Range Road Racing  
56Alexander Grad (Ger) Team Heizomat  
57Shannon Johnson (Aus) NCCH p/b Dec Express  
58Bailey McKnight (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
59Garrett Olsen (USA) Team Skyline  
60Greg Christian (USA) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
61Maurice Worsfold (Can) independent  
61Drew Christopher (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
62Vladi Riha (Ger) VC Vegesack  
63Elliott Doyle (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
64Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Baku  
65Jackson Pickell (Can) Local Ride Racing0:00:28 
66Adam Myerson (USA) SmartStop  
67Aaron Perry (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:30 
68Dominik Roels (Ger) independent0:00:31 
69Juan Pimentel Jr. (USA) CRCA/Foundation0:00:33 
70Sherwood Plant (Can) Musette Racing  
71Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team Heizomat  
72Geordie Morrison (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
73Ryan Macdonald (Can) Team H&R Block  
74Adam De Vos (Can) Team H&R Block  
75Justin Morris (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:34 
76Jacob Kauffman (Aus) Garneau-Quebecor0:00:36 
77Morgan Schmitt (USA) Canyon Bicycles0:00:37 
78Jan-Niklas Droste (Ger) Team Heizomat  
79Stuart Wight (Can) Team H&R Block  
80Charles Eldridge (USA) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:39 
81Christopher D’Arcy (Can) Todd's Racing  
82Nigel Ellsay (Can) Sojasun Espoir-ACNC  
83Jonaton Restrepo (Col) Team Colombia0:00:42 
84William Routley (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits0:00:43 
85Dylan Cunningham (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank0:00:44 
86Luke Ockerby (Aus) Garneau-Quebecor0:00:45 
87Emile De Rosnay (Can) Musette Racing0:00:46 
88Kevin Massicotte (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee / Norco Bicyles  
89Nigel Kinney (USA) Musette Racing  
90Steven Grandy (Can) Broad Street Cycles/ Stuckylife0:00:49 
91Conor O’Brien (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery  
92Brad Huff (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits0:00:52 
93Arturo Suarez (Mex) Todd's Racing0:00:56 
94Conor Mullervy (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes0:00:59 
95Benjamin Dilley (USA) Team Novo Nordisk  
96Mackenzie Garvin (Can) Cyclemiesters BowCycle0:01:01 
97Ryan Guelph Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team0:01:02 
98Ruud Cremers (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk0:01:46 
99Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Garneau-Quebecor0:01:56 
100Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau-Quebecor0:01:58 
101Justin Williams (USA) Astellas Cycling Team0:02:53 
DNFAdrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMax Elkins Korus (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFCody Canning (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
DNFTom Malczynski (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
DNFMike Rothengatter (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
DNFWilliam Elliott (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express  
DNFSimon Fothergill (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express  
DNFBrad Clifford (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFKyle Buckosky (Can) Team H&R Block  
DNFFederico Marchiori (Ita) Team H&R Block  
DNFDavid Gerth (Can) Musette Racing  
DNFRobert Hargrove (Can) Musette Racing  
DNFScott Laliberte (Can) Musette Racing  
DNFDavid Gillam (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFKeifer Livingston (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFTrevor Pearson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFMark Rainer (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFTravis Streb (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFSebastian Molano (Col) Team Colombia  
DNFBen Andrew (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery  
DNFMarvin Guzman (Can) Tranquilio/Code Sports  
DNFJon North Bula (Can) Fulgas  
DNFAlex Hui (Can) Pro City Racing / Rumble  
DNFHendrik Werner (Ger) RRG Porz  
DNFTy Andrews (Can) independent  
DNFRichard Machhein (Can) independent  
DNFBruno Nella (Can) independent  
DNFChris Stastny (USA) Firefighters Upsala  
DNFJakub Wasiela (Can) Gastown Cycling  
DNSCurtis Dearden (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
DNSRaphael Lalumiere (Can) Accent Inns / Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
DNSEric Johnston (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express  
DNSJacob Restall (Aus) NCCH p/b Dec Express  
DNSLuke Vanlauwe (Can) NCCH p/b Dec Express  
DNSHenri De Boever (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNSTrevor Stothard (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNSJoel Taylor (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNSBenjamin Chaddock (Can) Garneau-Quebecor  
DNSChris Prendergast (Can) Team H&R Block  
DNSWilliam Goodfellow (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
DNSRobert Ralph (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
DNSDaniel Echavarria (Col) Team Colombia  
DNSStephen Rockwood (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery  
DNSChristian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEDGE  
DNSIra Richmond Sy (Can) Echelon Racing  
DNSAmiel Flett-Brown (Can) Musette Racing  
DNSJesse Anthony (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits  
Elite Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits1:01:16 
2Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO  
3Sam Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO  
4Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom  
5Gillian Carleton (Can) Vanderkitten  
6Joanie Rimouski Caron (Can) Garneau Factory Team  
7Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO0:00:03 
8Allison Beveridge (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
9Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits  
10Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits  
11Lauretta Hanson (Aus)  
12Amy Cutler (USA) FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore  
13Kinley Gibson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
14Jamie Gilgen (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam  
15Alison Jackson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
16Liza Rachetto (USA) Vanderkitten  
17Maria Luisa Calle (Col) Team Colombia  
18Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Vanderkitten  
19Erica Allar (USA) Colavita/Fine Cooking  
20Carrie Cartmill (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery  
21Catherine Dessureault (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized  
22Mary Zider (USA) Colavita/Fine Cooking  
23Milena Salcedo (Col) Team Colombia  
24Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery  
25Sara Bergen (Can) ATAC Sportswear  
26Maddi Campbell (NZl)0:00:10 
27Jessica Cutler (USA) FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore0:00:11 
28Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) Local Ride Racing  
29Ellen Watters (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery  
30Patricia Schwager (Swi) Team TIBCO  
31Anika Todd (Can) Team TIBCO0:00:14 
32Ivy Audrain (USA) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
33Marie-Soleil Blais (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam  
34Krista Rawlings (Can) Mount Royal Bagel Factory  
35Amy Bradley (Aus) Garneau Factory Team  
36Lauren Dagostino (USA)  
37Morgan Cabot (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling0:00:17 
38Jessica Prinner (USA) Colavita/Fine Cooking  
39Courteney Lowe (NZl) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits0:00:19 
40Kate Chilcott (NZl) Vanderkitten  
41Annie Ewart (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits0:00:24 
42Leah Guloien (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
43Shoshauna Routley (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:27 
44Tina Pic (USA) Mellow Mushroom0:00:39 
45Elle Anderson (USA) Vanderkitten0:00:43 
DNFTiffany Pezzulo (USA) Vanderkitten  
DNFSara Headley (USA) Team TIBCO  
DNFRosalie Cardin (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized  
DNFKristi Lay (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized  
DNFAdriane Provost (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized  
DNFSarah Coney (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFJenny Lehmann (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFAshley Barson (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam  
DNFSarah Anne Rasmussen (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam  
DNFKrista Ruby (Can) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam  
DNFKristine Brynjolfson (Can) ATAC Sportswear  
DNFRachel Canning (Can) ATAC Sportswear  
DNFMeghan Grant (Can) ATAC Sportswear  
DNFHeather Kay (Can) ATAC Sportswear  
DNFMegan Rathwell (Can) ATAC Sportswear  
DNFKatie Rushton (Can) ATAC Sportswear  
DNFAriane Bonhomme (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery  
DNFAmelie Bruneau (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery  
DNFEmily Flynn (Can) Stevens - The Cyclery  
DNFJustine Clift (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFErin Redl (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFAlysia Withers (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFSuzanne Hamilton (Can) BiciSport  
DNFEmma Lujan (Can) Bike Barn  
DNFEmily Spence (Can) CRCA BH/Comedy Central  
DNFNatalie Koncz (USA) Nemesis Racing  
DNFBrenna Pauly (Can) Tripleshot Cycling  
DNFAllison Daniel (Can)  
DNFNorrene Godfrey (USA)  
DNFGina Haatz (Ger)  
DNSAnne Morin (Can) sas-mazda-macogep-specialized  
DNSTessa Pinckston (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  

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