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Roorda earns solo victory in women's race

Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge) ahead of Dominik Roels (Team HED p/b Staps)

Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge) ahead of Dominik Roels (Team HED p/b Staps)

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Canadian strongman Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge) left two-thirds of an impressive pro field sitting on the sidelines early at the second annual UBC Grand Prix on Tuesday night.

It took until the final run in to the finish for Tuft to shake German Dominik Roels.

World Tour rider Tuft and Roels, who rode at the same level until retiring in 2011 to travel the world and go back to school, spent more than half the 50-kilometer race alone on a two-man breakaway, building a nearly one minute lead on the group before Tuft won the late sprint to the finish line. After racing Grand Tours alongside Roels in the past, Tuft knew he wouldn't go away easily.

"I remember racing with this guy back in Vuelta [a Espana]," Tuft said after finishing 50 laps around the one-kilometer UBC campus course in 1:03:23.

"He's been around and I know he's a handy bike rider, the kind of guy who can really suffer and you know you get in a breakaway with him he's going to do what he can."

Roels appeared to be suffering at times staying with Tuft, who is coming off the Giro d'Italia and his fifth-straight Canadian Time Trial Championship, but hung on, even winning a sprint with three laps to go to take home a $700 bonus collected from the crowd at the UBC campus. He couldn't stay ahead coming out of the last corner, however, giving Tuft his second win of BC Superweek.

"It was so hard especially in the beginning," said Roels, who broke his bike in a crash at the Tour de Delta Friday, but finished third in Sunday's Road race on a borrowed ride. "Svein was pushing and I was really, really suffering to hold on."

Australian sprinter Hilton Clark won a bunch sprint for third place, finishing ahead of a group whittled down to 32 at the finish line after 96 riders started.

"I didn't even see Svein go, he was just off in the distance," said Clarke, who rides for United Healthcare Pro Cycling. "I guess it's stating the obvious that you have to look out for him when he attacks. I had to just sprint for third."

Steph Roorda, coming off the overall win at the Tour de Delta, also spent more than half of the 30-lap women's race alone, finishing in 43:55 – 40 seconds ahead of the bunch sprint for second place.

"It wasn't the plan, it just felt like a good time to attack, no one came with me and once you get a gap you have to keep rolling it," said Roorda, an alternate for the Canadian Olympic track team. "Maybe riding with a little anger in my belly after not being selected for the Olympics, which gives me an extra boost here."

Loren Rowney, an Australian riding for the Specialized-lululemon pro women's team, beat Utah's Nick Wangsgard in the sprint for second place.


Elite men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 1:03:24  
2 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team HED p/b Staps    
3 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:00:48  
4 Alex Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
5 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Competitive Cyclist    
6 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spider Tech    
7 Ben Chaddock (Can) Team Exergy Pro Cycling    
8 Florenz Knauer (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut    
9 Cody Canning (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
10 Conor Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling 0:00:50  
11 Danny Heeley (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
12 Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut    
13 Dana Williams (USA) Team Mike's Bikes    
14 Jackie Simes (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home Cycling Team 0:00:51  
15 Jacob Schwingboth (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
16 Tom Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
17 Hendrik Werner (Ger) Team HED p/b Staps    
18 Philip Mooney (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home Cycling Team 0:00:53  
19 Jeff Werner (Can) Garneau Evolution    
20 Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R BLOCK    
21 Ian Crane (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling 0:00:57  
22 Tom Radermacher (Ger) Team HED p/b Staps    
23 Will Routley (Can) Spider Tech    
24 Quinn Keogh (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling    
25 Joseph Cooper (NZl) PureBlack Racing    
26 Michael Olheiser (USA) Competitive Cyclist 0:01:00  
27 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
28 Kevin Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling 0:01:16  
29 Mike Sidic (Can) Team H&R BLOCK 0:01:20  
30 Adam De Vos (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes 0:01:28  
31 Eric Riggs (USA) Team Mike's Bikes 0:01:32  
32 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:58  
DNF Nic Hamilton (Can) Jelly belly presented by Kenda    
DNF Ian Burnett (USA) Competitive Cyclist    
DNF Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
DNF Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
DNF Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
DNF Cody O'Reilly (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
DNF Zachary Davies (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling    
DNF Taylor Gunman (NZl) PureBlack Racing    
DNF James Williamson (NZl) PureBlack Racing    
DNF Andreas Fliessgarten (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut    
DNF Stefan Fussstetter (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut    
DNF Gabe Varela (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
DNF Chris Wingfield (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
DNF Colin Gibson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
DNF Lang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
DNF David Fleischhauer (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
DNF Dan Bechtold (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling    
DNF Dustin Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Bradley Clifford (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Tyler Trace (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Bailey McKnight (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Colter Young (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF John Piasta (USA) Team Mike's Bikes    
DNF Andrew Goessing (USA) Team Mike's Bikes    
DNF James LaBerge (USA) Team Mike's Bikes    
DNF Tim Abercrombie (Can) Garneau Evolution    
DNF Greg Christian (USA) Garneau Evolution    
DNF Scott Inman (Can) Garneau Evolution    
DNF Kris Dahl (Can) Team H&R BLOCK    
DNF Laurent Dallaire (Can) Team H&R BLOCK    
DNF Justin Kerr (NZl) Team H&R BLOCK    
DNF Andrew Pinfold (Can) Team H&R BLOCK    
DNF Dylan Harris (Can)    
DNF Clayton Meisner (Can)    
DNF Michael van den Ham (Can)    
DNF Mark Rainer (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Bart Ludbrook (NZl) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Emile de Rosnay (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent Inns    
DNF Cid Martinez (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent Inns    
DNF Steven Grandy (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent Inns    
DNF Anton Varabei (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta    
DNF Evan Mundy (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta    
DNF Jamie Riggs (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta    
DNF Evan Hepner (USA) Cascade Bicycle Studio    
DNF Chris Gruber (Can) Champion System p/b Stans NoTubes    
DNF Federico Marchiori (Ita) Cyber Team Breganze    
DNF Mackenzie Garvin (Can) Cyclemiesters Bowcycle    
DNF Brett Boniface (Can) FVRCC    
DNF Christopher Uberti (USA) Panther pb Competitive Cyclist    
DNF Mark McConnell (Can) Synergy Racing    
DNF Shawn Rosenthal (USA)    
DNF Matthias Bertling (Ger)    
DNF Rory McAdams (USA)    
DNF Jeffrey Sparling (Can)    
DNF Manuel Fehlmann (Can)    
DNF Marvin Guzman (Can)    
DNF Michael Wegner (Can)    
DNF Alexander Cataford (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Nigel Ellsay (Can) Velo Club Cycliste Morteau-Montbenoit FRANCE    
DNF Matthew Krahn (Can)    
DNF Dylan Cunningham (Can) Russ Hays/Accent Inns    
DNF Louis Crosby (NZl) PureBlack Racing    
DNF Qayam Jetha (USA) Garage Racing    
DNS Sebastian Salas (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
DNS Roman van Uden (NZl) PureBlack Racing    
DNS James McCoy (NZl) PureBlack Racing    
DNS Dan Skinner (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNS Rob Britton (Can) Team H&R BLOCK    
DNS Garrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R BLOCK    
DNS David Gonda (Can)    
DNS Maurice Worsfold (Can) Speed Theory    
DNS Chris Worsfold (Can) Speed Theory    
DNS Dave Johnson (Can) Speed Theory    
DNS Scott Laliberte (Can) Westwood Cycle Club    
Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Stephanie Roorda (Can) Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods 0:43:55  
2 Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized Lululemon 0:00:40  
3 Nicky Wangsgard (USA) Primal/MapMyRide p/b BH Bicycles    
4 Laura von Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom    
5 Joanie Caron (Can) Colavita-espnW Pro Cycling 0:00:42  
6 Jenny Lehmann (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes 0:00:44  
7 Kate Finegan (Aus)    
8 Jessica Cutler (USA) Primal/MapMyRide p/b BH Bicycles    
9 Rhae-Christie Shaw (Can) Exergy TWENTY12    
10 Carrie Cartmill (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery    
11 Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods    
12 Jessica Daugharty Sterner (USA) Team Rep    
13 Stephanie Ossenbrink (Can)    
14 Naomi Cooper (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes 0:00:47  
15 Shoshauna Laxson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes 0:00:48  
16 Moriah Jo MacGregor (Can) Colavita-espnW Pro cycling    
DNF Erin Redl (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Jennifer McMahon (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Jamie Gilgen (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of Oakville    
DNF Erika Broekema (Ned) NWVG    
DNF Gina Haatz (Ger)    
DNF Norrene Godfrey (USA) Project London 2012 p/b Land Rover Select CPO    
DNF Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNS Florence Laplante-Lamarche (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery    
DNS Rachel Canning (Can) Local Ride