De Vos sharing in a win with Rally Cycling teammate. Photo submitted


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Adam de Vos with Tripleshot Cycling of Victoria won the Tour de Delta as part of the National Gran Fondo Series.

The 24-year-old who is on the UCI Professional Continental team Rally Cycling won the 155.46-kilometre race on Sunday in the time of 3:30:12, four seconds ahead of American Kaler Marshall and 29 seconds up on Rally Cycling teammate, American Eric Young.

It was a strong performance considering he raced hard on June 23rd in the national championships, finishing fourth overall in the time of 4:17:32 over the 181.2K race. Antoine Duchene of Saguenay, QC won the race in the time 4:17:18. St. Catharine’s, ON native Ben Perry finished second and crossing the line in third was Nigel Ellsay of Courtenay, BC.

De Vos is ranked 779 in the global PCS ranking system, which is notably led by the notorious Brit Chris Froome of Team Sky, who also leads the UCI rankings, where de Vos is currently position in 461st.

De Vos looks to improve his position and qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Next he takes on the six-stage Tour of Denmark, then the five-stage Tour of Norway, and the five-stage Deutschland-Rundfahrt Tour in August.

As for winning locally, de Vos told the media Sunday, ““It’s the first UCI race that I’ve raced at where I’ve slept in my own bed, so it’s pretty cool to win here. I grew up in Victoria, raced in the Lower Mainland with Trek Red Truck and H&R Block for a number of years, my aunt and uncle used to live on the course in Tsawwassen, so it’s a cool race to win for me.”

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