Roth wins Canadian national championship over Barry

Ryan Roth (Team SpiderTech) will proudly bear the maple leaf jersey for the next year following his victory in the road race at the 2012 Canadian Road Championships, which were held in Lac-Megantic.

Antoine Duchesne (Garneau-Quebecor) claims for his part the Canadian champion’s jersey in the U23 category.

Riders with Team Spidertech, with a full contingent, were seen as favorites before the start of the race. They also placed four riders in a breakaway that held on for a hundred of the 180 kilometers that the race lasted. The break even took a lead of six minutes before the peloton decided to close the gap.

The work of Michael Barry (Team Sky), Dominique Rollin (FDJ-Big Mat), Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEDGE) and Christian Meier (Orica GreenEDGE), all world class riders, managed to close the gap. David Veilleux (Europcar) has also done extensive work in the bunch, but a flat tire made him lose precious time.

After the seven climbs of the Mount Morne, riders headed back to the municipality of Lac-Megantic with a breakaway of four riders led by Michael Barry. The latter has been very active throughout the race and it was finally at the finish line that the race was decided, with Roth taking the win with a one second lead (4:35:21) on Barry, while Marsh Cooper (Optum-Kelly Benefit) crossed the line in third with the same time for third place.

“It was so tight at the finish line,” said the new Canadian champion. “I did not even raise my arms for fear of being passed. It's always hard to do a sprint finish, and I wanted the victory. When the peloton decided to react to catch the breakaway, the tempo became very high with the work of Tuft, Barry, Rollin, and Veilleux. When Michael decided to take the lead, I followed him. He worked very hard. With four of our guys in the break, there was Michael and I could try something in the mountain.”

In the U23 race, Antoine Duchesne, also fourth in the Elite race, savored his victory that completed an all-Quebec podium in the category, with David Boily (SpiderTech) in second place and Hugo Houle (Spidertech) in third.

“It's been four years since I had not won, so this win is very satisfying. I was a little apprehensive at first because I was not feeling well, I had stomach pain. But as the race progressed, I felt better and when we returned to town, I felt fine. When I had the opportunity to breakaway, I did it with François Parisien and Nic Hamilton. At six or seven kilometers from the finish, I went alone on a hill and I keep this position to the end. Fourth place among the Elite and a Canadian title in the U23, I could not ask for a better day.”


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Roth (SpiderTech powered by C10)4:35:21
2Michael Barry (Sky procycling)0:00:01
3Marsh Cooper (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Antoine Duchesne (Garneau- Quebecor-Norton Rose)*0:00:06
5Rob Britton (Team H&R BLOCK)Row 4 - Cell 2
6Sebastian Salas (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Martin Gilbert (SpiderTech powered by C10)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Nic Hamilton (Indépendant)Row 7 - Cell 2
9David Boily (Team Spidertech C10)*Row 8 - Cell 2
10Derrick St John (Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery)0:00:14
11Ryan Anderson (SpiderTech powered by C10)0:00:19
12William Routley (SpiderTech powered by C10)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Francois Parisien (SpiderTech powered by C10)0:00:34
14Hugo Houle (SpiderTech powered by C10)*0:02:13
15Ryan Aitcheson (Ontario/ Panther pb Competitve Cyclist)*Row 14 - Cell 2
16Rémi Pelletier-Roy (Garneau- Quebecor-Norton Rose)*Row 15 - Cell 2
17Bruno Langlois (Garneau- Quebecor-Norton Rose)Row 16 - Cell 2
18Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEDGE)Row 17 - Cell 2
19Zach Hughes (Garneau- Quebecor-Norton Rose)*Row 18 - Cell 2
20Garrett Mcleod (Team H&R BLOCK)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Michael Woods (Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Timothy Abercrombie (Garneau- Quebecor-Norton Rose)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Guillaume Boivin (SpiderTech powered by C10)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEDGE)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Zach Bell (SpiderTech powered by C10)Row 24 - Cell 2
26James Sparling (Raleigh-GAC)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Adam De Vos (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosiac Homes)*0:04:13
28Pierrick Naud ( - Gaspésien)*Row 27 - Cell 2
29Luc Dionne (Suarez-ACQ)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Jordan Brochu ( - Gaspésien)*Row 29 - Cell 2
31David Veilleux (Team Europcar)0:04:17
32Bruce Bird (Wheels of Bloor/Graywood Developments)0:05:41
33Mike Sidic (Team H&R BLOCK)0:07:03
34Trevor Connor (Team Rio Grande/BCSM)0:13:20
35Geoffroy Dussault (Garneau- Quebecor-Norton Rose)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Jacob Schwingboth (Cycling BC)*Row 35 - Cell 2
37Aaron Fillion (Ride With Rendall)Row 36 - Cell 2
38David Stephens (Garneau Evolution)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Nathan Underwood (Ride with Rendall)0:16:45
40Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Equipe du Quebec)*0:17:55
41Bailey Mcknight (Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes)*0:18:29
42Samuel Blanchette (Deda/HYPE)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Aaron Schooler (Team H&R BLOCK)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Matteo Dal-Cin (Team Ontario/ Ride with Rendall)*Row 43 - Cell 2
45Stuart Wight (Atlantic Cycling Centre)*Row 44 - Cell 2
46Ed Veal (RealDealRacing/LaBicicletta)0:26:15
47Kevin Massicotte (Team ontario / nativo concept)*0:26:16
48Sébastien Rousseau (Deda/HYPE)0:26:22
49Brandon Spencer (Team Ontario/Kallisto/Wheels of Oakville)*0:26:57
50Matthew Degiacomo (Garneau- Quebecor-Norton Rose)*Row 49 - Cell 2
51Kyle Buckosky (Cycling BC)*Row 50 - Cell 2
52Nicolas Ammerlaan (Medique p/b Silbet Investments)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Raphaël Massé Viau (Equipe du Québec)*Row 52 - Cell 2
54Braydon Bourne (Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery)*Row 53 - Cell 2
55Robert Gutgesell (Aquila/Racer Sportif/Mattamy Homes)*Row 54 - Cell 2
56Patrick Paquette (Indépendant)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Cody Campbell (Cycling BC)*Row 56 - Cell 2
58Joël Desgreniers (Équipe du Québec)*Row 57 - Cell 2
59Philippe Deschamps (CC Lac St-Louis)*0:27:02
60Mathieu Boudier-Revéret (Suarez-ACQ)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Etienne Samson (Deda/HYPE)Row 60 - Cell 2
62Jeffery Muise (Coastal Financial Credit Union)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Casey Roth (Ride With Rendall)Row 62 - Cell 2
64Stephen Keeping (Stevens Racing p/b The Cyclery)0:27:10
65Justin Purificati (Medique p/b Silbet Investments)*0:37:16

* = U23

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