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White Spot Delta Road Race 2014

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July 6

July 06, Elite Women: 93km

Kirchmann wins White Spot Delta Road Race

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Cycling News
Published:
July 07, 2014, 15:50 BST,
Updated:
July 07, 2014, 15:54 BST

Canadian champion tops Schneider, Stephens in BC

Leah Kirchmann wins the White Spot Delta Road Race

Leah Kirchmann wins the White Spot Delta Road Race

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Canadian National Champion Leah Kirchmann of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies emerged from a bunch sprint at the end for the win in the newly UCI-sanctioned White Spot Delta Road Race in British Colombia.

"I set my hopes high, I wanted to win. It's the first year that it's a Women's UCI sanctioned race and that's a pretty big deal and the team was definitely looking for the win," Kirchmann said. "I really can't thank my team enough and it's great that I have total trust in them. I don't have to do as much during a race because I know I can rely on them to help control the race and set me up, put me in the best position at the finish line."

The race appeared pretty tentative for the first few laps, with each of the riders waiting to see who would make the first move, but Kirchmann felt the pressure throughout and tried to reciprocate.

"It was an aggressive race the entire time, people were really trying for a breakaway, really trying to get away from me and the other sprinters, but it came down to a bunch sprint at the end," she explained. "I did attack about halfway through the race, I put a little dig in the climb and got away solo for a bit, put some pressure on the other teams, forced them to chase, and it was fun being out there by myself."

The weather was something the riders had to adjust to, as it was raining steadily at the beginning of the race before drying up towards the end.

"It started off raining a little bit and the corners were slick, but luckily it dried up for the finish, which we're pretty thankful for since the last corners are so technical," Kirchman continued.

With three straight top five finishes to start this year's BC Superweek, Kirchmann is on a major roll after winning the Criterium, Road Race and Individual Time Trial at last month's Canadian National Championships, and she looks to keep it going for the rest of the summer.

"After BC Superweek, we're heading over to Europe and doing the Women's Tour de France stage and then I'm going to head over to the Commonwealth Games after that," the 24-year-old said.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Leah Kirchman (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team 2:25:09  
2 Sam Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO To the Top    
3 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO To the Top    
4 Sara Headley (USA) Team TIBCO To the Top    
5 Kate Chilcott (NZl) Vanderkitten    
6 Maria Luisa Calle (Col) Team Garneau Factory    
7 Elle Anderson (USA) Vanderkitten    
8 Amy Cutler (USA) Team Garneau Factory    
9 Alison Jackson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
10 Jo Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO To the Top    
11 Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team 0:00:03  
12 Maddi Campbell (NZl) Real Deal Gears p/b WASPcam    
13 Kinley Gibson (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes    
14 Sara Bergen (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
15 Milena Salcedo (Col) Team Garneau Factory    
16 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team    
17 Liza Rachetto (USA) Vanderkitten    
18 Sarah Coney (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes    
19 Ivy Audrain (USA) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
20 Jamie Gilgen (Can) Real Deal Gears p/b WASPcam    
21 Anika Todd (Can) Team TIBCO To the Top    
22 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team    
23 Annie Foreman-Nackey (Can) Steven's-The Cyclery 0:00:08  
24 Catherine Dessurault (Can) SAS-Mazda-Macogep p/p Specialized    
25 Emily Flynn (Can) Steven's-The Cyclery 0:00:09  
26 Carrie Cartmill (Can) Steven's-The Cyclery    
27 Anne-Marije Rook (Ned) SCCA/Starbucks Cycling    
28 Leah Guloien (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes    
29 Megan Rathwell (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
30 Anna-Lisa Fish (USA) SCCA/Starbucks Cycling    
31 Morgan Cabot (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
32 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) Vanderkitten    
33 Patricia Schwaeger (Swi) Team TIBCO To the Top    
34 Shoshauna Laxton Routley (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes    
35 Tessa Pinckston (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes 0:00:12  
36 Amelie Bruneau (Can) Steven's-The Cyclery    
37 Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) ATAC Sportswear 0:02:29  
DNF Courteney Lowe (NZl) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Anne-Marie Morin (Can) SAS-Mazda-Macogep p/p Specialized    
DNF Rosalie Cardin Houde (Can) SAS-Mazda-Macogep p/p Specialized    
DNF Adriane Provost (Can) SAS-Mazda-Macogep p/p Specialized    
DNF Joanie Caron (Can) Team Garneau Factory    
DNF Gina Haatz (Ger) Team Garneau Factory    
DNF Amy Bradley (Aus) Team Garneau Factory    
DNF Jenny Lehman (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes    
DNF Ariane Bonhomme (Can) Steven's-The Cyclery    
DNF Ellen Watters (Can) Steven's-The Cyclery    
DNF Sarah Rasmussen (Can) Real Deal Gears p/b WASPcam    
DNF Marie-Soliel Blais (Can) Real Deal Gears p/b WASPcam    
DNF Ashley Barson (Can) Real Deal Gears p/b WASPcam    
DNF Jennifer Burtner (USA) SCCA/Starbucks Cycling    
DNF Sarah Carroll (USA) SCCA/Starbucks Cycling    
DNF Megan Gray (USA) SCCA/Starbucks Cycling    
DNF Vanessa Johnson (USA) SCCA/Starbucks Cycling    
DNF Meghan Grant (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Heather Kay (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Rachel Canning (Can) ATAC Sportswear    
DNF Erin Redl (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNF Alysia Withers (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling    
DNS Lizzie Willams (Aus) Vanderkitten    
DNS Gillian Carleton (Can) Vanderkitten    
DNS Krista Ruby (Can) Real Deal Gears p/b WASPcam    
DNS Justine Clift (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling