Race Report: Two Podiums at the Easter Sunday Grand Prix

The Easter Sunday Grand Prix in Ontario was the fourth event of the Ontario Series with perfect racing weather in the low 70′s.  On Sunday, racers and their families celebrated Easter, as well as Race Announcer Ralph Elliott’s birthday.

The racing was animated with several breakaway attempts, including the two man break of Josh Ruiz  (SoCalCycling.com Team) and Ansel Dickey (California Giant Berry Farms) which stuck for several laps. The winning move came with a few laps to go when Federico Canuti (Rock Racing) and Leo Gledhill (Team Rokform) escaped the peloton. Canuti, an Italian professional who previously raced for the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team, decided to up the pace and soloed to victory finishing  just 100 meters in front of a hard charging pack.  Zane Torre  (SoCalCycling.com Team) won the field sprint for second, followed by teammate Garrett Olsen  (SoCalCycling.com Team) in 3rd.

Pro 1-3 Result Highlights
1st Federico Canuti (Rock Racing)
2nd Zane Torre  (SoCalCycling.com Team)
3rd Garrett Olsen  (SoCalCycling.com Team)
4th Dave Koesel (J. Wilkerson Law Firm / Felt Cycling Team)
5th Josh Ruiz  (SoCalCycling.com Team)

Photo © Christy Nicholson / EchelonDesignPhoto.com

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