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Tour de Delta
July 12-14, 2002
Stage 1 - July 12: Westshore Terminals Hill Climb, 700m
Reports by Giana Roberge, Team Saturn
The three day Tour de Delta race in the Vancouver area kicked off with an uphill prologue. Held on a 500 meter steep uphill climb with a sharp left hand turn and an additional 200 meter flat sprint to the finish, the course quickly brought the power riders to the forefront.
Women 1 Jessica Demars (Team Gruppo) 1.29.35 2 Helen Kelley 0.00.99 3 Kim Davidge (Saturn) 0.01.59 4 Dawn Berg 0.01.68 5 Carrie Tuck 0.02.39 Men 1 Matt Usborne (Team Partone) 1.09.74 2 Steve Colborne (Team Partone) 0.01.19 3 Roland Green (Trek Volkswagen) 0.01.32 4 Andrew Pinfold (Atlas) 0.02.13 5 Scott Zwiski 0.02.34 6 Jera Hu 0.02.64 7 Scott Goguen 0.02.83 8 Eric Wohlberg (Saturn) 0.02.93 9 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn) 0.03.03 10 Simon Small 0.03.34
Stage 2 - July 13; Delta criterium
The second stage was a flat four corner evening criterium in Ladner, BC. The Saturn Team began the day with the Mator's Rally fun ride before moving onto to dominating both the men's and the women's criterium. There was a large crown of about 4,000 lining the streets to watch the excitement -- and the riders put on quite a show.
In the women's 36 kilometer race, Saturn's Kim Davidge entered the race in third place overall, and the two Saturn women took turns attacking and counter attacking the field, exchanging solo breaks four times throughout the race. With six laps to go, Davidge launched a final attack which was brought back by the field with four laps to go. As soon as Davidge was caught, her teammate Kristy Scrymgeour made a final attack on the backside of the course and stayed away for the remaining distance to win solo, with Davidge winning the field sprint.
The men's 54 kilometer race was just as animated, with Saturn's Eric Wohlberg off on a solo break early. After he was brought back, it was Saturn's Jay Sweet turn on the attack which was covered by Scott Zwizanski (Northwest Cycle) and Jonathon Wirsing (Snow Valley). This break stayed away for most of the race and looked as if it was the winning break, but with a lot of effort from the peloton it was finally brought back with 12 laps to go. At that point Saturn's Mark McCormack attacked and stayed away from a chasing field until he was caught with six laps to go. Wohlberg struck again with a counter-attack powering away for the solo win. Saturn's Ivan Dominguez won the field sprint with Sweet, Frank McCormack and Mark McCormack finishing 2-3-4-5 in the field sprint respectively.
Women 1 Kristy Scrymgeour (Saturn) 2 Kim Davidge (Saturn) 3 Amy Jarvis (Rona) 4 Carrie Tuck (Synergy) 5 Marni Prazky (?) General classification after stage 2 1 Kim Davidge 18 pts 2 Kristy Scrymgeour 14 2 Carrie Tuck 14 4 Dawn Berg (Kappa) 13 5 Amy Jarvis 12 Men 1 Eric Wohlberg (Saturn) 2 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn) 3 Jay Sweet (Saturn) 4 Frank McCormack (Saturn) 5 Mark McCormack (Saturn) General classification after stage 2 1 Eric Wohlberg (Saturn) 15 pts 2 Andrew Pinfold (Atlas) 13 3 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn) 12 4 Jay Sweet (Saturn) 11
Stage 3 - July 14: White Spot Road Race
The final stage for the men started in the town of Delta and rode to the town of Tsawassen where they then completed 11 laps of an 8 kilometer circuit for a total of 130 kilometers. The women did only 11 laps of the circuit for a total of 88 kilometers.
In the men's race, the field was together when they entered the circuits, which included a 700 meter climb. The second time up the hill, Roland Green attacked and stayed away until a chase group containing the five Saturn men, Joe Giuliano, Cory Lange, and Scott Zwizanski (Snow Valley) were able to come to terms with Green, catching him with six laps to go. The gap to the field at that point was three minutes and it looked to be another strong finish for the entire Saturn team, who held the top five placings in the overall standings. However, Lange had a different idea, and attacked the small group, staying away until two laps to go. The last time up the hill, Green put in one last attack, which was covered by race leader Eric Wohlberg, Ivan Dominguez and Mark McCormack. Coming into the last two kilometers, McCormack attacked, followed by Dominguez, leaving Green alone with Wohlberg. Just before the finish, the last three men from the break, including Frank McCormack, caught back on to Wohlberg and Green which eventually led to Saturn taking the top four spots in the final stage, with McCormack taking the win.
In the women's race, Manon Jutras (Rona) attacked early in the race. She was not a threat to the overall, thus the top contenders in the overall classification were content to let her ride away with the stage win. Saturn's Kim Davidge remained in the overall lead by finishing second in the stage.
Men, 130km 1 Mark McCormack (Saturn) 2 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn) 3 Eric Wohlberg (Saturn) 4 Frank McCormack (Saturn) 5 Scott Zizorski 6 Roland Green (Trek VW) 7 Joe Giuliano (Sympatico) 8 Cory Lange 9 Jay Sweet (Saturn) 10 R Langley Final general classification 1 Eric Wohlberg 2 Ivan Dominguez 3 Mark McCormack 4 Frank McCormack 5 Roland Green Women, 88km 1 Manon Jutras (RONA) 2.21.00 2 Kim Davidge (Saturn) 3 Carrie Tuck 4 Lisa Sweeney (Kappa) 5 Alison Testroete 6 Amy Jarvis (RONA) 7 Marnie Prasky 8 Dawn Berg (Kappa) 9 Kristy Scrymgeour (Saturn) 10 Amy Woodward Final general classification 1 Kim Davidge 2 Carrie Tuck