Vancouver, BC. Laura Brown’s Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+ team took to the prodium at Superweek (2nd) The women’s race also featured a two-rider break well out in front at the finish line, but that’s where the similarities to the men’s race ended, Shoshauna Laxson and Laura Brown only got away with five laps left in a 30-lap race that was filled with continuous attacks and countermeasures between their two teams.did most of it, in large part to keep Laxson’s Trek Red Truck team from delivering Karlee Gendron to a sprint finish after she won both Tour de Delta criteriums over the weekend.
“We were just trying to make it as hard as possible for the Trek team to set up their sprinter,” Laura Brown said. “We had to get a breakaway going. It was our best chance to win, so we just sent attack after attack after attack.”
Trek Red Truck covered each one, so when Brown, our World Cup track medalist and strong medal contender in pursuit at the 2012 Olympics in London, took off up the hill at the start-finish line, Laxson stayed right on her wheel.
She was content to let Brown do most of the work the rest of the way, knowing if the field caught up it would likely set Gendron up for another sprint victory.
Instead they stayed away from the field, and Laxson surged past before the final corner, finishing 39-kilometers in one hour, four minutes and 11.4 seconds.
“It’s pretty exciting, my first win,” said Laxson, a Whistler native. “I was hurting really bad, I’m not going to lie. We were doing our best to follow their attacks. They had the numbers and if they kept working to get away and we weren’t on it well then they would have ridden away. She went and then I went.”
Gendron, who was also second in the road race, and took the overall at the Tour de Delta, won a sprint out of the final corner to finish third 45 seconds later.
“We fought hard, we didn’t give it up easy, not without a fight,” Brown said.
The $65,000 BC Superweek continues with the return of the Giro Di Burnaby on Thursday (another criterium), and then wraps up with the 32nd Tour de White Rock, a three-stage race that runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“We are thrilled to be supporting a team of incredible young women in BC,” says Dr. Vie namesake of Local Ride Dr. Vie Superfoods+ Team. Each of our cyclists are incredible role models for young girls and women around our planet. Our thoughts and well wishes are with them always.
Acknowledgement to Canadian Cyclist for photos and article.
Dr. Vie, Scientist & Founder
Dr. Vie, Inc.
|1 Shani Laxson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes||1:04:11|
|2 Laura Brown (Can) Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+||at s.t.|
|3 Karlee Gendron (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes||1:04:56|
|4 Jenny Lehmann (Can) Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+|
|5 Shailie Sanbrooks (Can) Russ Hays Bike Shop|
|6 Noe Cooper (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes|
|7 Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes|
|8 Diane Campbell (Can) CVC Racing|
|9 Amy Dearden (Can) Russ Hays Bike Shop||all s.t.|
|10 Sarah Coney (Can) Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+|
|11 Stephanie Roorda (Can) Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+||1:05:00|
|12 Jasmin Glaesser (Ger) Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+||1:05:03|
|13 Rachel Canning (Can) Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+||1:05:31|
|DNF Jessica Hannah (Can) Local Ride Racing/Dr. Vie Superfoods+|
|DNF Julia Garnet (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes|
|DNF Erin Redl (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling|
|DNF Meghan Grant (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling|
|DNF Tamasin Reno (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling|
|DNF Jennifer McMahon (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling|
|DNF Jennifer Gerth (Can) Westwood Cannondale p/b Vision Sports|