Tuft scores another win for Orica-GreenEdge

Roorda earns solo victory in women's race

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.

Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1:03:24 
2Dominik Roels (Ger) Team HED p/b Staps  
3Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:48 
4Alex Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
5Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Competitive Cyclist  
6Ryan Anderson (Can) Spider Tech  
7Ben Chaddock (Can) Team Exergy Pro Cycling  
8Florenz Knauer (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut  
9Cody Canning (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
10Conor Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling0:00:50 
11Danny Heeley (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling  
12Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut  
13Dana Williams (USA) Team Mike's Bikes  
14Jackie Simes (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home Cycling Team0:00:51 
15Jacob Schwingboth (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
16Tom Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
17Hendrik Werner (Ger) Team HED p/b Staps  
18Philip Mooney (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home Cycling Team0:00:53 
19Jeff Werner (Can) Garneau Evolution  
20Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R BLOCK  
21Ian Crane (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling0:00:57 
22Tom Radermacher (Ger) Team HED p/b Staps  
23Will Routley (Can) Spider Tech  
24Quinn Keogh (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling  
25Joseph Cooper (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
26Michael Olheiser (USA) Competitive Cyclist0:01:00 
27Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
28Kevin Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling0:01:16 
29Mike Sidic (Can) Team H&R BLOCK0:01:20 
30Adam De Vos (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:01:28 
31Eric Riggs (USA) Team Mike's Bikes0:01:32 
32Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:58 
DNFNic Hamilton (Can) Jelly belly presented by Kenda  
DNFIan Burnett (USA) Competitive Cyclist  
DNFScott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFMarsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFKen Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFCody O'Reilly (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFZachary Davies (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling  
DNFTaylor Gunman (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNFJames Williamson (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNFAndreas Fliessgarten (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut  
DNFStefan Fussstetter (Ger) Team Baier Lanshut  
DNFGabe Varela (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling  
DNFChris Wingfield (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling  
DNFColin Gibson (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling  
DNFLang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling  
DNFDavid Fleischhauer (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling  
DNFDan Bechtold (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling  
DNFDustin Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFBradley Clifford (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFTyler Trace (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFBailey McKnight (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFColter Young (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFJohn Piasta (USA) Team Mike's Bikes  
DNFAndrew Goessing (USA) Team Mike's Bikes  
DNFJames LaBerge (USA) Team Mike's Bikes  
DNFTim Abercrombie (Can) Garneau Evolution  
DNFGreg Christian (USA) Garneau Evolution  
DNFScott Inman (Can) Garneau Evolution  
DNFKris Dahl (Can) Team H&R BLOCK  
DNFLaurent Dallaire (Can) Team H&R BLOCK  
DNFJustin Kerr (NZl) Team H&R BLOCK  
DNFAndrew Pinfold (Can) Team H&R BLOCK  
DNFDylan Harris (Can) Rideokanagan.com  
DNFClayton Meisner (Can) Rideokanagan.com  
DNFMichael van den Ham (Can) Rideokanagan.com  
DNFMark Rainer (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFBart Ludbrook (NZl) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFEmile de Rosnay (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent Inns  
DNFCid Martinez (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent Inns  
DNFSteven Grandy (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent Inns  
DNFAnton Varabei (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta  
DNFEvan Mundy (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta  
DNFJamie Riggs (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La Bicicletta  
DNFEvan Hepner (USA) Cascade Bicycle Studio  
DNFChris Gruber (Can) Champion System p/b Stans NoTubes  
DNFFederico Marchiori (Ita) Cyber Team Breganze  
DNFMackenzie Garvin (Can) Cyclemiesters Bowcycle  
DNFBrett Boniface (Can) FVRCC  
DNFChristopher Uberti (USA) Panther pb Competitive Cyclist  
DNFMark McConnell (Can) Synergy Racing  
DNFShawn Rosenthal (USA)  
DNFMatthias Bertling (Ger)  
DNFRory McAdams (USA)  
DNFJeffrey Sparling (Can)  
DNFManuel Fehlmann (Can)  
DNFMarvin Guzman (Can) Rideokanagan.com  
DNFMichael Wegner (Can)  
DNFAlexander Cataford (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFNigel Ellsay (Can) Velo Club Cycliste Morteau-Montbenoit FRANCE  
DNFMatthew Krahn (Can)  
DNFDylan Cunningham (Can) Russ Hays/Accent Inns  
DNFLouis Crosby (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNFQayam Jetha (USA) Garage Racing  
DNSSebastian Salas (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNSRoman van Uden (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNSJames McCoy (NZl) PureBlack Racing  
DNSDan Skinner (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNSRob Britton (Can) Team H&R BLOCK  
DNSGarrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R BLOCK  
DNSDavid Gonda (Can) Rideokanagan.com  
DNSMaurice Worsfold (Can) Speed Theory  
DNSChris Worsfold (Can) Speed Theory  
DNSDave Johnson (Can) Speed Theory  
DNSScott Laliberte (Can) Westwood Cycle Club  
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Roorda (Can) Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods0:43:55 
2Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized Lululemon0:00:40 
3Nicky Wangsgard (USA) Primal/MapMyRide p/b BH Bicycles  
4Laura von Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom  
5Joanie Caron (Can) Colavita-espnW Pro Cycling0:00:42 
6Jenny Lehmann (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:44 
7Kate Finegan (Aus)  
8Jessica Cutler (USA) Primal/MapMyRide p/b BH Bicycles  
9Rhae-Christie Shaw (Can) Exergy TWENTY12  
10Carrie Cartmill (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery  
11Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods  
12Jessica Daugharty Sterner (USA) Team Rep  
13Stephanie Ossenbrink (Can)  
14Naomi Cooper (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:47 
15Shoshauna Laxson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:48 
16Moriah Jo MacGregor (Can) Colavita-espnW Pro cycling  
DNFErin Redl (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFJennifer McMahon (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFJamie Gilgen (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of Oakville  
DNFErika Broekema (Ned) NWVG  
DNFGina Haatz (Ger)  
DNFNorrene Godfrey (USA) Project London 2012 p/b Land Rover Select CPO  
DNFKristine Brynjolfson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNSFlorence Laplante-Lamarche (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery  
DNSRachel Canning (Can) Local Ride  
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