The USA Cycling Pro Gravity Mountain Bike Tour (Pro GRT) rumbled over the weekend with the Plattekill (UCI C3) in Roxbury, N.Y.
The men’s Pro GRT standings have been overhauled with Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) climbing into first place out of a tie for fourth in last week’s standings. Justin Leov (Trek World Racing) moved into second place, six points ahead of Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif./DRD X-Fusion Intense). Last week’s standings co-leaders, Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./Trek World Racing) and Danny Hart (Giant Factory Off Road Team) tumbled to fourth and fifth. Mulally holds a two-point edge over Hart.
In the Plattekill race, Gwin crossed the finish line two seconds ahead of his Trek World teammate Leov. Warren was four seconds behind Gwin in third place. Curtis Keene (Fremont, Calif./Specialized-SRAM) and Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS Factory) rounded out the race’s top five.
Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./All Mountain Cyclery-Vixen Racing) leapt into third place in the women’s Pro GRT standings after winning the women’s Plattekill race. Harmony is 60 points behind tour leader, Jill Kintner (Ferndale, Wash./Transition Racing), and 20 points behind the second-place rider, Joanna Petterson (Kapea, Hawaii/Specialized). Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./Specialized Grom) and Darian Harvey (Durango, Colo./Vixen Racing) are tied for fourth place.
In the Plattekill race, Harmony crossed the finish line two-tenths of a second ahead of Petterson and 2.33 seconds ahead of Harvey. Daney placed fourth, nearly 16 seconds behind Harmony and Becky Gardner (Marlboro, N.Y./Kona-Beacon Cycles) placed fifth.
PRO GRT standings
1. Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) — 100
2. Justin Leov (Trek World Racing) — 70
3. Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif./DRD X-Fusion Intense) — 64
4. Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./Trek World Racing) — 62
5. Danny Hart (Giant Factory Off Road Team) — 60
1. Jill Kintner (Ferndale, Wash./Transition Racing) — 120
2. Joanna Petterson (Kapea, Hawaii/Specialized) — 80
3. Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./All Mountain Cyclery-Vixen Racing) — 60
4. Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./Specialized Grom.) — 55
4. Darian Harvey (Durango, Colo./Vixen Racing) — 55
PRO XCT resumes on June 25 with Subaru Cup
After Mellow Johnny’s Classic on April 30, USA Cycling’s Pro Mountain Bike Cross-country calendar (Pro XCT) is off until June 25 with the Subaru Cup in Mt. Morris, Wisc.
Max Plaxton (Specialized Racing USA) has a 40-point margin over Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized) in the USA Cycling 2011 Pro MTB Cross-Country Tour Standings. Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Subaru-Trek), Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./Cannondale Factory and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek) round out the top five.
Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team) has narrowed Lea Davison’s (Specialized) lead in the women’s USA Cycling 2011 Pro MTB Cross-Country Tour Standings to 10 points. Chloe Forsman (Tucson, Ariz./BMC Mountainbike Development) is 170 points behind Davison in third. Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) and Krista Park (Madison, S.D./Cannondale-No Tubes) round out the top five.
Check out complete Pro XCT standings.
Manny Prado, Pua Mata lead Pro UET after race 1
The USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET) will resume on July 4 with the Firecracker 50 in Breckenridge, Colo.
After one event, Pua Mata (Huntington Beach, Calif./OkoleStuff.com) leads the pro women’s field ahead of Andrea Wilson (Cordova, Tenn./Mid South Velo). Manny Prado (Huntington Beach, Calif) paces the men ahead of Lee Unwin (Verona, Wis.) and Nathan Rice (Jonesboro, Ark./Gearhead Outfitters).
Check out complete Pro UET standings.
Please note that a fifth event has been added to the Pro UET calendar. The US Cup-Six-Hour Summer Jam in Fontana, Calif., will be on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Aaron Gwin’s victory in Plattekill gave him the lead in the men’s Pro GRT standings.
Jacqueline Harmony’s win in Plattekill catapulted her to third place in the women’s Pro GRT standings.
Photos by Matthew DeLorme.
Source: Dave Gaylinn, USA Cycling