Criterium - Men:
The 1.3-kilometre circuit was a four left turn rectangle, with the most prominent feature the final 200-metre climb to the finish line.
Constant attacks in the opening laps of the men's race quickly whittled the field down, with only 25 of 119 starters finishing after 60 minutes (plus three laps) of racing.
Evan Burtnik (X-Speed United) and Robin Plamondon (Floyd's Pro Cycling) were the first to make a break stick at the halfway point in the race, and they were joined by Charles Etienne Chretien (Equipe du Quebec) and Derek Gee (Toronto Velodrome Club). Finally, Roth, Pierre Andre Cote (Rally UHC) and Alex Cowan (Floyd's Pro Cycling) jumped across to make up the rest of the group.
With the major teams represented, there was little incentive for the small remaining peloton to chase, and these seven riders became the race for the medals. Roth bided his time in the last ten laps as others made break attempts, launching a powerful move with a lap to go, and hanging on to win the title. Plamondon got a slight gap on the others to win silver, with Cote taking the final podium spot.
"It's a really hard course," said Roth. "About halfway in the front group started to get a bigger gap and become more dangerous. So Alex Cowan, Pier Andre Cote and myself bridged and that became the breakaway. We worked pretty well as a group to get a solid gap, but then we all started to play our cards for the win. Pierre Andre is a really fast sprinter, so my whole idea was to put pressure on him. After [Cote] put in a big dig, Derek [Gee] countered it and then everyone just sat up a tiny bit and I went from there."
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Ryan Roth (Can) X Speed United Continental||1:06:16|
|2||Robin Plamondon (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling||0:00:07|
|3||Pierre Andre Cote (Can) Rally UHC Cycling||0:00:11|
|4||Alexander Cowan (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling|
|5||Charles Etienne Chretien (Can) Equipe du Quebec|
|6||Derek Gee (Can) Toronto Velodrome Club|
|7||Evan Burtnik (Can) X Speed United Continental||0:00:18|
|8||Alexis Cartier (Can) Velo||0:00:55|
|9||Emile Jean (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling||0:00:59|
|10||Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling|
|11||Edward Walsh (Can) X Speed United Continental|
|12||Trevor O'Donnell (Can) Gateway Devo Cycling|
|13||Lukas Conly (Can) Ride with Rendall p/b Biemme|
|14||Adam Jamieson (Can) Toronto Velodrome Club|
|15||Michael Foley (Can) Toronto Velodrome Club|
|16||Connor Toppings (Can) Probaclac-Devinci|
|17||Antoine Ippersiel (Can) Desjardins Ford p/b Cromwell|
|18||Kyle Buckosky (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes|
|19||Arvin Moazami Godarzi (Can) NCCH Elite p/b MGCC|
|20||Olivier Brisebois (Can) Probaclac-Devinci|
|21||Ben Katerberg (Can) Development Team Sunweb|
|22||Francis Izquierdo Bernier (Can) Probaclac-Devinci||0:01:06|
|23||Bruno Langlois (Can) Velo Cartel X Bello||0:01:31|
|24||Adam De Vos (Can) Rally UHC Cycling||0:01:41|
|25||Noah Simms (Can) Floyd's Pro Cycling||0:02:21|
Latest on Cyclingnews
Pogacar goes down all guns blazing in Itzulia Basque Country2020 Tour de France champion finishes third overall after trying to defend teammate McNulty's lead
Gaudu: Roglic told me he didn’t care about the stageGroupama-FDJ rider takes final stage at Itzulia Basque Country
Tour of Turkey organisers look to rescue stage 1 with shortened sprint stageRace organisers create alternative 72.4km route after snowstorm
Roglic claims overall victory with spectacular long-range attack at Itzulia Basque Country'Today was just beautiful and everything went right' says Jumbo-Visma rider
Thank you for signing up to Cycling News. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.