Campbell Stewart and Hayden Strong have led the charge for New Zealand at the White Spot/Delta Road Race.  The Kiwi duo finished 6th and 7th respectively behind Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling’s Sam Bassetti who sprinted to victory ahead of Kaler Marshall and Florenz Knauer.

Part of the BC Superweek, the White Spot/Delta Road Race is a UCI 1.2 with more than 100 riders taking on the 155.46km course starting and finishing in Tsawwassen; located a little over 30km south of Vancouver.  The race itself took in a 12.95km circuit to be navigated 12 times in all.  Campbell Stewart of Cycling New Zealand headed into the race in great condition, having finished second in the Ladner Criterium behind Travis McCabe of Floyd’s Pro Cycling.

Kiwis Jordan Kerby, George Jackson, Carne Groube, Regan Gough, Sam Titter-Dower, Harry Waine, Dylan Simpson, Corbin Strong, Nick Kergozou, Campbell Stewart and Hayden Strong all lined up for the race that drew an international field that included riders from Canada, the USA, Germany, Slovenia, Mexico, Britain and Australia.

Only 56 of the original field would survive all the way to the finish line, and it would be a breakaway that would decide the race.  Leaving behind the main field that included Nick Kergozou and Dylan Simpson, New Zealanders Stewart and Strong infiltrated a move of 14 riders that went on to build a lead that sat at over 3 minutes to the main field by the race’s end.

Rally UHC Cycling, Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling and Floyd’s Pro Cycling were all well represented along with the Cycling New Zealand duo.   The group of 15 riders contesting the finish would end up sprinting for the win, with no one able to break clear.  

Making a long-range effort though, Kaler Marshall looked like he’d gotten the better of the rest of the group as he struck for home.  The American made his move about 400m from the finish and almost caught the group off guard.  Sam Bassetti managed to respond though, snatching the victory at the line ahead of Marshall and Knauer.  

Campbell Stewart and Hayden Strong were in amongst the thick of it at the finish, finishing 6th and 7th with Nick Kergozou and Corbin Strong the next Kiwis home in 16th and 25th places respectively.

Results:

RankLast NameFirst NameCountryTeam
1FREEDNateUSA       

2MARSHALLKalerUSA       

3KNAUERFlorenzGER       HERRMANN RADTEAM
4MCCABETravisUSA       FLOYD’S PRO CYCLING
5COTEPier AndreCAN       RALLY UHC CYCLING
6STEWARTCampbellNZL       

7STRONGHaydenNZL       

8CONLYLukasCAN       

9FRANZMarcelGER       HEIZOMAT RAD – NET.DE
10HARTIGEvanUSA       

11SAMUELTravisCAN       DC BANK PRO CYCLING TEAM
12SIMPSONGeorgeUSA       ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLING
13ELLSAYNigelCAN       RALLY UHC CYCLING
14JEANEmileCAN       FLOYD’S PRO CYCLING
15GRANIGANNoahUSA       FLOYD’S PRO CYCLING
16KERGOZOUNicholasNZL       

17JONESTajAUS       PRO RACING SUNSHINE COAST
18RICEMatthewAUS       PRO RACING SUNSHINE COAST
19MURISONAlexanderGBR       

20ECHTERMANNLeonGER       HERRMANN RADTEAM
21HATZChristopherGER       HERRMANN RADTEAM
22DE VOSAdamCAN       RALLY UHC CYCLING
23RupnikJureSLO       

24WANNOPScottCAN       

25STRONGCorbinNZL       ST GEORGE CONTINENTAL CYCLING TEAM
26BOUTINFelixCAN       PROBACLAC / DEVINCI
27SAVRETimothyUSA       

28MONETTENickCAN       

29CASTILLO SOTOUlises AlfredoMEX       ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLING
30KirbyKyleUSA       

31GERVAISLaurentCAN       AEVOLO
32RIDDELLPatrickCAN       

33FRAYRE MOCTEZUMAEderMEX       

34BOCKSNICKJacksonCAN       

35GILMOREZackAUS       PRO RACING SUNSHINE COAST
36BONARMarkCAN       

37COLLINSPatrickUSA       

38BURKEJackCAN       LEOPARD PRO CYCLING
39SIMMSNoahCAN       FLOYD’S PRO CYCLING
40BUCKOSKYKyleCAN       

41COWANAlexanderCAN       FLOYD’S PRO CYCLING
42BORSTELMANNJohnUSA       

43TOPPINGSConnorCAN       PROBACLAC / DEVINCI
44KINNEYNigelCAN       

45BRISEBOISOlivierCAN       PROBACLAC / DEVINCI
46NOBLEJonathonAUS       PRO RACING SUNSHINE COAST
47ANDERSONRyanCAN       RALLY UHC CYCLING
48CLARKEJonathanAUS       FLOYD’S PRO CYCLING
49WALSHEdwardCAN       XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTAL
50ERNSTChrisCAN       

51ROTHRyanCAN       XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTAL
52CHEYNEJordanCAN       ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLING
53ARMSTRONGBrendanCAN       

54SIMPSONDylanNZL       

55SWANSONKyleUSA       ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLING
56DRAKEAmarniAUS       PRO RACING SUNSHINE COAST

GOUGHReganNZL       
DNF

KERBYJordanNZL       
DNF

SEXTONTomNZL       
DNF

JACKSONGeorgeNZL       
DNF

GROUBECarneNZL       
DNF

WAINEHarryNZL       
DNF

LEPLINGARDAntoineFRA       DC BANK PRO CYCLING TEAMDNF

ThibaultJean DenisCAN       
DNF

PAVLIČMarkoSLO       DC BANK PRO CYCLING TEAMDNF

SCHELLENBERGThomasCAN       DC BANK PRO CYCLING TEAMDNF

PINEDAHendrikCAN       PROBACLAC / DEVINCIDNF

KIROUAC-MARCASSAThierryCAN       PROBACLAC / DEVINCIDNF

KETLERMitchellCAN       PROBACLAC / DEVINCIDNF

RODRIGUEZ VICTORIAJose AlfredoMEX       ELEVATE – KHS PRO CYCLINGDNF

MACKAYAshleyAUS       PRO RACING SUNSHINE COASTDNF

ALBRECHTJasperAUS       XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTALDNF

BURTNIKEvanCAN       XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTALDNF

MCKENNADylanAUS       XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTALDNF

DINIZNicholasCAN       XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTALDNF

LOUTTITElijahCAN       
DNF

KONINGSZacharyCAN       
DNF

DUPUISMarcCAN       
DNF

MACLEODChrisCAN       
DNF

GLOVERColeCAN       
DNF

FLETT-BROWNAmielCAN       
DNF

HOLCOMBEAdamCAN       
DNF

WONGWai-BenCAN       
DNF

CULPEmmettCAN       
DNF

JONESNicholasCAN       
DNF

DAVIESDylanCAN       
DNF

PLANTSherwoodCAN       
DNF

FITZMAURICECameronCAN       
DNF

PAULYEthanCAN       
DNF

WAKEFIELDBrettCAN       
DNF

ROZYCKIMateuszPOL       
DNF

MURRAYGavinUSA       
DNF

MYERSWilliamUSA       
DNF

MEDINA ROBLESGerardoMEX       
DNF

SERRATO LOZANOEnrique JavierMEX       
DNF

MCBIRNEYTimUSA       
DNF

FRANKELEthanUSA       
DNF

WILLCOXJohnCAN       
DNF

PURIFICATIJustinCAN       
DNF

COWLEYBrendanCAN       
DNF

GOLBECKRyanCAN       
DNF

ROWEKeeganCAN       
DNF

PALAMEREKEthanCAN       
DNF

PENNOKurtCAN       
DNF

NILESIsaacCAN       
DNF

TITTER-DOWERSamNZL       
DNF

LEVETTHenryNZL       
DNS

LINDClarkeCAN       
DNS

WiwadDylanCAN       
DNS

PATTERSONColinUSA       
DNS

RUBARTHMaxCAN       
DNS

RICHARDNormandCAN       
DNS

Photo: Guy Swarbrick

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