Anthony wins White Spot Delta Road Race

Optum goes 1-2 in Canadian UCI event

Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) took his first UCI victory since 2011 in the White Spot/Delta Road Race on Sunday. The 29-year-old soloed away from the field with two kilometers to go, winning ahead of teammate Ryan Anderson,w ith Pierrick Naud (Garneau-Quebecor) in third.

"The team was on point all day, we rode at the front, we were aggressive, but I think we rode really smart and brought a really strong team with Ryan Anderson - one of the fastest sprinters here, so it's always great to have the speed in the field and it lets us race a little bit more abandoned," Anthony said.

The race was a bit of a roller coaster with break aways forming and being caught and the peloton changing in size a number of times. Anthony noted that his team relied on previous experience to pull out the win.

"We were communicating a little bit, but we have a really experienced team and it makes a big difference when you get in a race like this when things are constantly shuffling, it's going back and forth, the groups are coming together and breaking apart, and everyone (on our team) just knows what to do," he explained.We were really keying off each other and we were able to see how we were riding and how the other teams were riding, so I think we were all just on point today and that makes a big difference."

With five laps to go, Will Routley jumped ahead of the pack for Team Optum and at one point had a 40 second lead, which set the tone for his team the rest of the way.

"From the beginning this morning, we wanted to be all hands on deck with everyone contributing to forcing the move and Will really set up the day for us," Anderson said.He was up there first, he was the first guy to get away, I think it took about 100k before someone went clear and then when Jesse and I were able to come across and then having an additional rider there, made all the difference in the end."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies3:27:46 
2Ryan Anderson (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies0:00:07 
3Pierrick Naud (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
4Aurelien Passeron (Fra) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
5Shane Kline (USA) Team Smartstop p/b Mountain Khakis  
6Garrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R Block  
7Nigel Ellsay (Can) Range Road Racing0:00:10 
8Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team0:00:15 
9William Routley (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies0:01:15 
10Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Germany National Team - Regional Team0:01:16 
11Dylan Davies (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
12Ole Quast (Ger) Team Heizomat  
13Steven Wilssens (Bel) Range Road Racing  
14Stuart Wight (Can) Team H&R Block0:01:18 
15Simon Lambert-Lemay (Can) Garneau Quebecor0:02:22 
16Elliott Doyle (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
17Benjamin Chaddock (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
18Shannon Johnson (Aus) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express  
19Michael Schweizer (Ger) Germany National Team - Regional Team  
20Florenz Knauer (Ger) Team Heizomat  
21Brandon Etzl (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee - Norco Bicycles  
22Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
23Aaron Perry (NZl) Team Novo Nordisk  
24Thomas Brown (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
25Jure Rupnick (Slo) Range Road Racing  
26Charles Joe Eldridge (USA) Team Novo Nordisk  
27Stephen Clancey (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk  
28Cody Canning (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
29Ryan MacDonald (Can) Team H&R Block  
30Jordan Parra (Col) Colombian National Team0:02:26 
31Hogan Sills (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
32Craig Richey (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes  
33Christopher Pendergast (Can) Team H&R Block0:02:28 
34Dustin Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes  
35Anton Varabei (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee - Norco Bicycles  
36Sebastian Molano (Col) Colombian National Team0:02:30 
37Nigel Kinney (USA) Musette Racing  
38Kyle Buckosky (Can) Team H&R Block  
39Greg Christian (USA) Accent Inns/Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
40Vincent Marcotte (Can) Musette Racing  
41Derrick St-John (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
42Raphael Lalumiere (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
43Kris Dahl (Can) Team Smartstop p/b Mountain Khakis0:02:35 
44Travis Streb (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
45Dylan Cunningham (Can) Accent Inns/Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank0:02:36 
46Arturo Suarz (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
47Adam De Vos (Can) Team H&R Block  
48Julian Kyer (USA) Team Smartstop p/b Mountain Khakis  
49Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau Quebecor  
50Will Elliott (Can) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express  
51Chris Uberti (USA) Astellas Cycling Team0:02:39 
52Kevin Massicotte (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee - Norco Bicycles0:02:40 
53Bradley Huff (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies  
54Emile De Rosnay (Can) Musette Racing0:02:43 
55Tom Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies0:03:33 
56Eric Young (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies  
57Travis Livermore (USA) Team Smartstop p/b Mountain Khakis0:04:09 
58Travis Samuel (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee - Norco Bicycles0:05:31 
59Mark Rainer (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFRuud Cremers (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFBen Dilley (USA) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFJustin Morris (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFJean-Michel Lachance (Can) Silber Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMax Korus (USA) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFClay Murfet (Aus) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNFAlexander Grad (Ger) Team Heizomat  
DNFFabian Schormair (Ger) Team Heizomat  
DNFJan-Niklas Droste (Ger) Team Heizomat  
DNFLuke Ockerby (Aus) Garneau Quebecor  
DNFKevin Mullervy (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
DNFConor Mullervy (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
DNFGavriel Epstein (Can) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
DNFDrew Christopher (USA) Champion System - Stan's NoTubes  
DNFDominik Roels (Ger) Germany National Team - Regional Team  
DNFVladi Riha (Ger) Germany National Team - Regional Team  
DNFBailey Mcknight (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFBrad Clifford (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFGeordie Morrison (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFMichael Van Den Ham (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFCid Martinez (Bol) Accent Inns/Russ Hay's p/b Scotiabank  
DNFBen Andrews (Can) Steven's- The Cyclery  
DNFConor O'Brien (Can) Steven's- The Cyclery  
DNFBraydon Bourne (Can) Steven's- The Cyclery  
DNFStephen Rockwood (Can) Steven's- The Cyclery  
DNFGlenn Ferreira (USA) Steven's- The Cyclery  
DNFDavid Gerth (Can) Musette Racing  
DNFChristian Knapton (Can) Musette Racing  
DNFDavid Gillam (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFTrevor Pearson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  
DNFSimon Fothergill (Can) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express  
DNFLuke Canlauwe (Can) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express  
DNFJacob Restall (Aus) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express  
DNFIan Baldwin (USA) Range Road Racing  
DNFColin Gibson (USA) Range Road Racing  
DNFChris Darcy (Can) Range Road Racing  
DNFJordan Parra (Col) Colombian National Team  
DNFSebastian Molano (Col) Colombian National Team  
DNSMatt Green (GBr) Astellas Cycling Team  
DNSHendrik Werner (Ger) Germany National Team - Regional Team  
DNSMark Sherman (Irl) Musette Racing  
DNSJames Anderson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling  

 

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