The UCI Continental Circuits Chronicle
– Race of the month –
Now in its sixth year, the White Spot / Delta Road Race took place on July 8th. The UCI 1.2 circuit race is held in Tsawwassen, on the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada, and attracts the top North American squads. American riders have won four times and Canadians twice, including this year's edition, which was won by Adam de Vos of the UCI Pro Continental squad Rally Cycling.
The race takes place on a figure-8 circuit of 12.95 kilometres, which the riders cover 12 times for a total of 155.4 kilometres.
The Rally Cycling team dominated the race, covering all breakaway attempts and sending off attacks of their own, with de Vos finally getting clear in the last half lap with Kaler Marshall of the United States. De Vos' team mate Eric Young won the field sprint for third.
2018 Final Standings
1. Adam De Vos (CAN), Rally Cycling, 3:30:12
2. Kaler Marshall (USA), Langlois Brown, at 0:04
3. Eric Young (USA), Rally Cycling, at 0:29
4. Emile Jean (CAN), Silber Pro Cycling, s.t. 5. Christopher Hatz (GER), Herrmann Radteam, s.t.
– Continental Circuits rankings as of July 30th, 2018 –
UCI Africa Tour - Joseph Areruya (RWA) UCI America Tour - Serghei Tvetcov (ROU)
UCI Asia Tour - Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)
UCI Europe Tour - Andrea Pasqualon (ITA)
UCI Oceania Tour - Chris Harper (AUS)
UCI Africa Tour - Sovac-Natura4Ever
UCI America Tour - Rally Cycling
UCI Asia Tour - Kinan Cycling Team
UCI Europe Tour - Wanty - Groupe Gobert
UCI Oceania Tour - Bennelong Swisswellness
UCI Africa Tour - Eritrea
UCI America Tour - Colombia
UCI Asia Tour - Kazakhstan
UCI Europe Tour - Italy
UCI Oceania Tour - Australia
– Focus on Youcef Reguigui –
Youcef Reguigui of Algeria, riding for the UCI Africa Tour's leading team, Sovac-Natura4Ever, became his nation's road champion earlier in July for the second straight year, to move into second in the UCI Africa Tour individual rankings. Earlier in the year, he finished third at the Continental Championships in the team time trial and eighth in the road race. Other 2018 results include three stage wins and the overall points jersey at the Tour du Sénégal (UCI 2.2) and three stage wins and the overall points jersey at his home Tour d'Algérie (UCI 2.2) stage race. Reguigui also took a second place and two thirds in stages of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo (UCI 2.1) stage race, finishing second in the points classification and seventh overall. In 2015, he won the overall title at the Tour de Langkawi (UCI 2.HC).