Dal-Cin claims Canadian road title

The road race portion of the Canadian national road championships in Ottawa concluded on Sunday with the Elite and Under-23 men's road race. Ottawa native Matteo Dal-Cin (Rally Cycling) made up for last year's crash in the final corner by taking the title after a day of torrential rain.

The road races were held on a ten kilometre circuit west of the city center, along the Ottawa River. The 160 kilometre race began in sunny conditions, but roughly 65 kilometres into the race heavy rain swept in from the west. Racing continued for another lap before officials neutralized the competition due to nearby lightning, with riders taking shelter in tents and team vehicles at the start line.

After approximately 20 minutes, the worst of the storm had passed and the race was restarted, with the roads drying out and the sky turning sunny and hot. However, black clouds were again rolling in from the west, and with about 40 kilometres to go even heavier rain returned, only slackening off for the finish.

Attacks earlier in the race had not worked, but the rain led to even more aggressive racing. A small group opened a gap with three laps to go, but WorldTour pro Svein Tuft (Orica-Scott) went to the front of the rapidly disintegrating peloton to pull it back. Dal-Cin attacked with Under-23 rider Marc-Antoine Soucy (Garneau Quebecor) as the race went under 20 kilometres to go, and this move stuck, opening up 30 seconds as they started the final lap. It was shrinking through the lap, but there was no organization in the chase, in the teeming rain.

Dal-Cin, who had crashed going into the final corner while in the lead last year, took the last turn more cautiously this time, but was able to pass Soucy in the final 100 metres to win the title. Soucy took the Under-23 title with his second place. Third place went to Pier-André Côté of Silber Pro Cycling.

"It was a crazy day out there," agreed Dal-Cin, "from sun to rain, to sun and then back to rain. But I don't really care at this point, I'm just over the moon. To be honest, I don't even know how it happened [the winning break]. We just ended up out there with a lap and a half to go, and we just rolled really well together and duked it out in the sprint. I definitely didn't hot rod the corner this year! I waited until we were free and clear of it before I started my sprint. It's pretty amazing; there are just so many friends and family here."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling3:43:29
2Marc-Antoine Soucy (Can) Garneau QuébecorRow 1 - Cell 2
3Pier-André Côté (Can) Silber Pro Cycling0:00:06
4Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 3 - Cell 2
5Conor O'brien (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Pierrick Naud (Can) Rally CyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Thi Kirouac-Marcassa (Can)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau QuébecorRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jean Simon D'anjou (Can) Garneau QuébecorRow 8 - Cell 2
10Emile Jean (Can) Silber Pro CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Derek Gee (Can)Row 10 - Cell 2
12Elliot Doyle (Can) Garneau QuébecorRow 11 - Cell 2
13Felix Coté Bouvette (Can) Garneau QuébecorRow 12 - Cell 2
14Adam De Vos (Can) Rally CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15James Gene Piccoli (Can)Row 14 - Cell 2
16William Elliott (Can)Row 15 - Cell 2
17Jean-François Soucy (Can) Garneau QuébecorRow 16 - Cell 2
18Adam Roberge (Can) Silber Pro CyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Christopher Prendergast (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Anton Varabei (Can)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Simon-Pierre Gauthier (Can) Garneau Québecor0:00:11
22Alexander Cataford (Can) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-Scott0:00:13
24Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling0:00:14
25Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau Québecor0:00:48
26Robert Britton (Can) Rally Cycling0:02:51
27Jordann Jones (Can)0:03:56
28Hendrik Pineda (Can)0:04:52
29Edward Walsh (Can)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Kyle Buckosky (Can)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Mark Brouwer (Can)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Mitch Ketler (Can)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Trevor O'donnell (Can)0:04:55
34Derrick St John (Can)0:04:56
35William Goodfellow (Can)0:04:59
36Ryan Primeau (Can)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Jean-Michel Lachance (Can)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Olivier Péloquin (Can)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Pierrebernard Thiffault (Can)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Alexander Amiri (Can)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Connor Toppings (Can)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Adam Jamieson (Can) An Post Chain ReactionRow 41 - Cell 2
43Robert Gutgesell (Can)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Jack Burke (Can) AevoloRow 43 - Cell 2
45Gaelan Merritt (Can)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Laurent Gervais (Can) Aevolo0:05:10
47Julien Gagne (Can) Silber Pro CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Benoît Boulay (Can)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Benjamin Perry (Can) Israel Cycling Academy0:05:34
50Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Matthew Sherar (Can)0:06:23
52Jean-Denis Thibault (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team0:09:59
53François Chabot (Can)0:10:04
54Christian Ricci (Can)Row 53 - Cell 2
55Max Rubarth (Can)0:10:39
56André Tremblay (Can)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Samuel Blanchette (Can)0:12:14
DNFEd Veal (Can)Row 57 - Cell 2
DNFJesse Jarjour (Can)Row 58 - Cell 2
DNFKeith Brouillette (Can)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFDerek Oosterveen (Can)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Joannisse (Can)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNFRyan Anderson (Can) Direct EnergieRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFAntoine Duchesne (Can) Direct EnergieRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFJean Gabriel Dumais (Can)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFAlexis Cartier (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Courtemanche (Can)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFPhilip Guimond (Can)Row 67 - Cell 2
DNFPierre-Olivier Santerre (Can)Row 68 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Staples (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Starrs (Can)Row 70 - Cell 2
DNFGarrett Belanger (Can)Row 71 - Cell 2
DNFMarc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFChristian Trenchev (Can)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Havill (Can)Row 74 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Hewins (Can)Row 75 - Cell 2
DNFTommy Waldeck (Can)Row 76 - Cell 2
DNFNavarro Fong Roy (Can)Row 77 - Cell 2
DNFArnaud Mercier (Can)Row 78 - Cell 2
DNFTimothy Austen (Can)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFChristian Gomes (Can)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Cowan (Can) Silber Pro CyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFNickolas Zukowsky (Can) Silber Pro CyclingRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Conly (Can)Row 83 - Cell 2
DNFJake Cullen (Can)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Dupuis (Can)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFJoshua Kropf (Can)Row 86 - Cell 2
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DNFAdam Lefebvre (Can)Row 101 - Cell 2
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DNFSacha Cantor (Can)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Allard (Can)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFJason Hall (Can)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFJordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly p/b MaxxisRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFDylan Davies (Can)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFBen Andrew (Can)Row 108 - Cell 2
DNFDominic Cantin (Can)Row 109 - Cell 2
DNFJules Cusson-Fradet (Can)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Mcphaden (Can)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFSjaan Gerth (Can)Row 112 - Cell 2
DNFBen Mcnabb (Can)Row 113 - Cell 2
DNFBrendan Gorman (Can)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFCharles Gorman (Can)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFWarren Macdonald (Can)Row 116 - Cell 2
DNFDouglas Van Den Ham (Can)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNFMarcus Davies (Can)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFMathieu Gabriel (Can)Row 119 - Cell 2
DNFJason Cheney (Can)Row 120 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Purificati (Can)Row 121 - Cell 2
DNFNigel Ellsay (Can) Silber Pro CyclingRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFDerek O'farrell (Can)Row 123 - Cell 2
DNFOsmond Bakker (Can)Row 124 - Cell 2
DNFGreg Boileau (Can)Row 125 - Cell 2
DNFShaun Clarke (Can)Row 126 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Lees (Can)Row 127 - Cell 2
DNFKyle Boorsma (Can)Row 128 - Cell 2
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DNFWilliam Blackburn (Can)Row 130 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Dalterio (Can)Row 131 - Cell 2
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DNFMarc-Antoine Beaudoin (Can)Row 133 - Cell 2
DNFBruce Bird (Can)Row 134 - Cell 2
DNFAaron Hamill (Can)Row 135 - Cell 2
DNFStephen Keeping (Can)Row 136 - Cell 2
DNFBrad Bradford (Can)Row 137 - Cell 2

 

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