Tuft scores another win for Orica-GreenEdge

Canadian strongman Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge) left two-thirds of an impressive pro field sitting on the sidelines early at the second annual UBC Grand Prix on Tuesday night.

It took until the final run in to the finish for Tuft to shake German Dominik Roels.

World Tour rider Tuft and Roels, who rode at the same level until retiring in 2011 to travel the world and go back to school, spent more than half the 50-kilometer race alone on a two-man breakaway, building a nearly one minute lead on the group before Tuft won the late sprint to the finish line. After racing Grand Tours alongside Roels in the past, Tuft knew he wouldn't go away easily.

"I remember racing with this guy back in Vuelta [a Espana]," Tuft said after finishing 50 laps around the one-kilometer UBC campus course in 1:03:23.

"He's been around and I know he's a handy bike rider, the kind of guy who can really suffer and you know you get in a breakaway with him he's going to do what he can."

Roels appeared to be suffering at times staying with Tuft, who is coming off the Giro d'Italia and his fifth-straight Canadian Time Trial Championship, but hung on, even winning a sprint with three laps to go to take home a $700 bonus collected from the crowd at the UBC campus. He couldn't stay ahead coming out of the last corner, however, giving Tuft his second win of BC Superweek.

"It was so hard especially in the beginning," said Roels, who broke his bike in a crash at the Tour de Delta Friday, but finished third in Sunday's Road race on a borrowed ride. "Svein was pushing and I was really, really suffering to hold on."

Australian sprinter Hilton Clark won a bunch sprint for third place, finishing ahead of a group whittled down to 32 at the finish line after 96 riders started.

"I didn't even see Svein go, he was just off in the distance," said Clarke, who rides for United Healthcare Pro Cycling. "I guess it's stating the obvious that you have to look out for him when he attacks. I had to just sprint for third."

Steph Roorda, coming off the overall win at the Tour de Delta, also spent more than half of the 30-lap women's race alone, finishing in 43:55 – 40 seconds ahead of the bunch sprint for second place.

"It wasn't the plan, it just felt like a good time to attack, no one came with me and once you get a gap you have to keep rolling it," said Roorda, an alternate for the Canadian Olympic track team. "Maybe riding with a little anger in my belly after not being selected for the Olympics, which gives me an extra boost here."

Loren Rowney, an Australian riding for the Specialized-lululemon pro women's team, beat Utah's Nick Wangsgard in the sprint for second place.


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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1:03:24
2Dominik Roels (Ger) Team HED p/b StapsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:48
4Alex Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 3 - Cell 2
5Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Competitive CyclistRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ryan Anderson (Can) Spider TechRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ben Chaddock (Can) Team Exergy Pro CyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Florenz Knauer (Ger) Team Baier LanshutRow 7 - Cell 2
9Cody Canning (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Conor Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling0:00:50
11Danny Heeley (USA) Hagens Berman CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Team Baier LanshutRow 11 - Cell 2
13Dana Williams (USA) Team Mike's BikesRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jackie Simes (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home Cycling Team0:00:51
15Jacob Schwingboth (Can) Glotman Simpson CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Tom Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 15 - Cell 2
17Hendrik Werner (Ger) Team HED p/b StapsRow 16 - Cell 2
18Philip Mooney (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home Cycling Team0:00:53
19Jeff Werner (Can) Garneau EvolutionRow 18 - Cell 2
20Aaron Schooler (Can) Team H&R BLOCKRow 19 - Cell 2
21Ian Crane (USA) Hagens Berman Cycling0:00:57
22Tom Radermacher (Ger) Team HED p/b StapsRow 21 - Cell 2
23Will Routley (Can) Spider TechRow 22 - Cell 2
24Quinn Keogh (USA) Team Exergy Pro CyclingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Joseph Cooper (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Michael Olheiser (USA) Competitive Cyclist0:01:00
27Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 26 - Cell 2
28Kevin Mullervy (USA) Team Exergy Pro Cycling0:01:16
29Mike Sidic (Can) Team H&R BLOCK0:01:20
30Adam De Vos (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:01:28
31Eric Riggs (USA) Team Mike's Bikes0:01:32
32Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:58
DNFNic Hamilton (Can) Jelly belly presented by KendaRow 32 - Cell 2
DNFIan Burnett (USA) Competitive CyclistRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFScott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 34 - Cell 2
DNFMarsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 35 - Cell 2
DNFKen Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 36 - Cell 2
DNFCody O'Reilly (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 37 - Cell 2
DNFZachary Davies (USA) Team Exergy Pro CyclingRow 38 - Cell 2
DNFTaylor Gunman (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 39 - Cell 2
DNFJames Williamson (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 40 - Cell 2
DNFAndreas Fliessgarten (Ger) Team Baier LanshutRow 41 - Cell 2
DNFStefan Fussstetter (Ger) Team Baier LanshutRow 42 - Cell 2
DNFGabe Varela (USA) Hagens Berman CyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
DNFChris Wingfield (USA) Hagens Berman CyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
DNFColin Gibson (USA) Hagens Berman CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFLang Reynolds (USA) Hagens Berman CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Fleischhauer (USA) Hagens Berman CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
DNFDan Bechtold (USA) Hagens Berman CyclingRow 48 - Cell 2
DNFDustin Andrews (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 49 - Cell 2
DNFBradley Clifford (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 50 - Cell 2
DNFTyler Trace (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 51 - Cell 2
DNFBailey McKnight (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 52 - Cell 2
DNFColter Young (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 53 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Piasta (USA) Team Mike's BikesRow 54 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Goessing (USA) Team Mike's BikesRow 55 - Cell 2
DNFJames LaBerge (USA) Team Mike's BikesRow 56 - Cell 2
DNFTim Abercrombie (Can) Garneau EvolutionRow 57 - Cell 2
DNFGreg Christian (USA) Garneau EvolutionRow 58 - Cell 2
DNFScott Inman (Can) Garneau EvolutionRow 59 - Cell 2
DNFKris Dahl (Can) Team H&R BLOCKRow 60 - Cell 2
DNFLaurent Dallaire (Can) Team H&R BLOCKRow 61 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Kerr (NZl) Team H&R BLOCKRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Pinfold (Can) Team H&R BLOCKRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFDylan Harris (Can) Rideokanagan.comRow 64 - Cell 2
DNFClayton Meisner (Can) Rideokanagan.comRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFMichael van den Ham (Can) Rideokanagan.comRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFMark Rainer (Can) Glotman Simpson CyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFBart Ludbrook (NZl) Glotman Simpson CyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFEmile de Rosnay (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent InnsRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFCid Martinez (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent InnsRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFSteven Grandy (Can) Russ Hay's/Accent InnsRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFAnton Varabei (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La BiciclettaRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFEvan Mundy (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La BiciclettaRow 73 - Cell 2
DNFJamie Riggs (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee/La BiciclettaRow 74 - Cell 2
DNFEvan Hepner (USA) Cascade Bicycle StudioRow 75 - Cell 2
DNFChris Gruber (Can) Champion System p/b Stans NoTubesRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFFederico Marchiori (Ita) Cyber Team BreganzeRow 77 - Cell 2
DNFMackenzie Garvin (Can) Cyclemiesters BowcycleRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFBrett Boniface (Can) FVRCCRow 79 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Uberti (USA) Panther pb Competitive CyclistRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFMark McConnell (Can) Synergy RacingRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFShawn Rosenthal (USA)Row 82 - Cell 2
DNFMatthias Bertling (Ger)Row 83 - Cell 2
DNFRory McAdams (USA)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFJeffrey Sparling (Can)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFManuel Fehlmann (Can)Row 86 - Cell 2
DNFMarvin Guzman (Can) Rideokanagan.comRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Wegner (Can)Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Cataford (Can) Glotman Simpson CyclingRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFNigel Ellsay (Can) Velo Club Cycliste Morteau-Montbenoit FRANCERow 90 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Krahn (Can)Row 91 - Cell 2
DNFDylan Cunningham (Can) Russ Hays/Accent InnsRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFLouis Crosby (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFQayam Jetha (USA) Garage RacingRow 94 - Cell 2
DNSSebastian Salas (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 95 - Cell 2
DNSRoman van Uden (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 96 - Cell 2
DNSJames McCoy (NZl) PureBlack RacingRow 97 - Cell 2
DNSDan Skinner (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 98 - Cell 2
DNSRob Britton (Can) Team H&R BLOCKRow 99 - Cell 2
DNSGarrett McLeod (Can) Team H&R BLOCKRow 100 - Cell 2
DNSDavid Gonda (Can) Rideokanagan.comRow 101 - Cell 2
DNSMaurice Worsfold (Can) Speed TheoryRow 102 - Cell 2
DNSChris Worsfold (Can) Speed TheoryRow 103 - Cell 2
DNSDave Johnson (Can) Speed TheoryRow 104 - Cell 2
DNSScott Laliberte (Can) Westwood Cycle ClubRow 105 - Cell 2
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Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Roorda (Can) Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods0:43:55
2Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized Lululemon0:00:40
3Nicky Wangsgard (USA) Primal/MapMyRide p/b BH BicyclesRow 2 - Cell 2
4Laura von Gilder (USA) Mellow MushroomRow 3 - Cell 2
5Joanie Caron (Can) Colavita-espnW Pro Cycling0:00:42
6Jenny Lehmann (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:44
7Kate Finegan (Aus)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Jessica Cutler (USA) Primal/MapMyRide p/b BH BicyclesRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rhae-Christie Shaw (Can) Exergy TWENTY12Row 8 - Cell 2
10Carrie Cartmill (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The CycleryRow 9 - Cell 2
11Jean Ann Berkenpas (Can) Local Ride/Dr. Vie SuperfoodsRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jessica Daugharty Sterner (USA) Team RepRow 11 - Cell 2
13Stephanie Ossenbrink (Can)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Naomi Cooper (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:47
15Shoshauna Laxson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes0:00:48
16Moriah Jo MacGregor (Can) Colavita-espnW Pro cyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
DNFErin Redl (Can) Glotman Simpson CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
DNFJennifer McMahon (Can) Glotman Simpson CyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
DNFJamie Gilgen (Can) Kallisto/Wheels of OakvilleRow 18 - Cell 2
DNFErika Broekema (Ned) NWVGRow 19 - Cell 2
DNFGina Haatz (Ger)Row 20 - Cell 2
DNFNorrene Godfrey (USA) Project London 2012 p/b Land Rover Select CPORow 21 - Cell 2
DNFKristine Brynjolfson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic HomesRow 22 - Cell 2
DNSFlorence Laplante-Lamarche (Can) Stevens Racing p/b The CycleryRow 23 - Cell 2
DNSRachel Canning (Can) Local RideRow 24 - Cell 2

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