Vancouver, BC – Garrett McLeod wins the historic White Rock road race and overall Tour. Along with Garrett’s stellar performance, Florenz Knauer took 2nd in the fast downtown Criterium along with 2nd in the overall Tour, and Adam de Vos took 3rd in the road race after it went to a photo finish review.
Friday evening began with a fast downtown Criterium in front of thousands of spectators. The guys covered moves all evening long and in the end brought Florenz to the front with a final drive by Garrett to help Florenz secure a podium spot.
The next day was the historic 36th annual White Rock road race. This is one of the oldest road races in North America that has names of great champions on the winners trophy.
The race was active from the start and the boys covered all the moves while patiently waiting for the final move to be decided. Both Garrett and Adam made a 6-man split that also included Will Routley (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelley Benefit Strategy – Winner of Tour of California KOM competition), Fransisco Mancebo (Canyon Bicycles – Fifth place finisher in Tour de France), Nigel Ellsay (Silber Pro Cycling) & Chris Harland-Dunaway (Herbalife).
Going into the final circuit Adam and Garrett counter attacked the break with a final attack by Garrett with three laps to go. Adam let Mancebo chase allowing Garrett to solo to the finish.
It is a great way to end a successful BC Superweek. “I would like to thank my teammates for their support”, said Garrett. Adam de Vos echoes this sentiment, “the team rode really well together this week, especially this weekend to wrap the series up with two wins”.
The team would like to thank the BC Superweek organizing team, the hundreds of volunteers, the welcoming host homes and all the sponsors and host cities for putting on the best week long series of races in North America.
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