PRO GRT: Kintner Extends Lead In Women's Overall With Winter Park Win; Smith Moves Into Fifth In Men's

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Kintner extends lead in women’s Pro GRT with Winter Park win; Smith moves into fifth in men’s

Winter Park, Colo. — USA Cycling continued its 2010 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) Friday-Sunday (July 29-Aug. 1) with the Crankworx Colorado event at Trestle Bike Park, the penultimate race in the 2010 series.

Waylon Smith (Valencia, Calif./Santa Clarita Velo) won the men’s pro race with a time of 6:30.0, a full six seconds ahead of Jason Memmalaar (Chester, N.Y.). Logan Bingelli (St. George, Utah) was 10 seconds off the pace and earned the final podium position.

2008 U.S. Olympic medalist Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Transition Racing) won the women’s pro race with a time of 7:15.0, her second consecutive Pro GRT victory following her win June 27 in Truckee, Calif. Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz./KHS Bicycles) finished second, five seconds off the pace, while Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./Vixen Racing-All Mountain Cyclery) was third. The women’s field in Winter Park was small, as only nine riders entered the race.

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Complete results from the Crankworx Colorado event are available on USA Cycling’s Website.

In the Pro GRT men’s overall standings, Bryn Atkinson (AUS/Transition Racing) remains in the lead with 205 points after skipping the Winter Park event. Atkinson leads Andrew Neethling (RSA/Trek World Racing) by 75 points, and has an 85-point cushion over Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing). Bingelli stands fourth, nine points behind Leov at 111. Smith’s win moved him into a tie for fifth place with Kieran Bennett (NZL) with 90 points. In the women’s standings, Kintner leads with 275 points, 95 ahead of Buhl and 110 ahead of Tracy Moseley (GBR/Trek World Racing).

Updated Pro GRT standings are as follows:

Men’s Standings
1. Bryn Atkinson (AUS/Transition Racing)—205
2. Andrew Neethling (RSA/Trek World Racing)—130
3. Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) —120
4. Logan Bingelli (St. George, Utah)—111
5. Waylon Smith (Valencia, Calif./Santa Clarita Velo) -90
5. Kieran Bennett (NZL) -90

Women’s Standings
1. Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Transition Racing)—275
2. Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz./KHS Bicycles)—180
3. Tracy Moseley (GBR/Trek World Racing)—165
4. Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./Vixen Racing)—130
5. Darian Harvey (Durango, Colo./Vixen Racing)—108

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*To see the 2010 USA Cycling Pro GRT standings, please click here for the men’s or here for the women’s.

The Pro GRT will wrap-up Sept. 10-12 at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park in Lake Placid, N.Y.

**Report compiled by Ryan Schmitz, Communications Intern

Photos captions (top-bottom: Melissa Buhl stands second in the women’s Pro GRT overall after the Winter Park event; Waylon Smith won the Crankworx Colorado men’s pro race to move into fifth place in the 2010 USA Cycling Pro GRT men’s overall standings.

Photos credit: Connor Walberg/Winterpark

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