Pro MTB Tours: Mata & Prado Emerge Atop Final Pro UET Standings

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The USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET) completed last weekend with the Hampshire 100 in Greenfield, N.H. Manuel Prado (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-Air) and Pua Mata (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-Air) topped the final men’s and women’s standings. The previously scheduled 6-Hour Sunset Challenge scheduled for Aug. 27 in Fontana, Calif., has been cancelled.

MEN

Prado topped the men’s standings with 160 points. Colin Cares (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) and Justin Spinelli (Nashua, N.H./Luxe Wheelworks), who were the only other riders to win a race on the Pro UET this season, tied for second with 60 points apiece. Three riders, Jay Henry (Avon, Colo.), Jonny Hintze (Salt Lake City, Utah/Bikers Edge) and Jonathan Schottler (Columbia, Mo./Michelob Ultra-Big Shark), tied for third place with 40 points apiece.

The Hampshire 100 course navigates very diverse terrain and winds through various towns in New Hampshire. The course begins in Greenfield before going to Francestown, Hancock, Bennington, Deering, Weare, climbs Crotched Mountain before returning to Greenfield.

Spinelli, who was the only person to complete the course in under five hours, topped the 16-rider men’s field with a time of 4:47:53 in the final results. Prado finished second, edging two-time American Olympian Tinker Juarez (Whittier, Calif./Cannondale Factory). Both Prado and Juarez posted times of 5:00:22.

WOMEN

Mata won each of the three races she entered to amass 180 points and top the final women’s standings. Karen Potter (Shrewsbury, Mass./MTBracenews.com/iRideAdventures), who won the Hampshire 100, finished second with 60 points. The four riders tied for third with 40 points were: Anna Milkowski (Andover, Mass./Wheelworks Racing), Jana Repulski (Boise, Idaho), Jennifer Smith (Gunnison, Colo./Alpine Orthopaedics) and Andrea Wilson (Cordova, Tenn./Mid South Velo).

At the Hampshire 100, Potter beat Milkowski to top the podium. In the final results, Potter finished the course in 6:06:12 while Milkowski completed the course in 8:54:54.

PRO UET standings

Men
1. Manuel Prado (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-Air) — 160
2. Colin Cares (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) — 60
2. Justin Spinelli (Nashua, N.H./Luxe Wheelworks) — 60
4. Jay Henry (Avon, Colo.) — 40
4. Jonny Hintze (Salt Lake City, Utah/Bikers Edge) — 40
4. Jonathan Schottler (Columbia, Mo./Michelob Ultra-Big Shark) — 40

Women
1. Pua Mata (Huntington Beach, Calif./Team Sho-Air) — 180
2. Karen Potter (Shrewsbury, Mass./MTBracenews.com/iRideAdventures) — 60
3. Andrea Wilson (Cordova, Tenn./Mid South Velo) — 40
3. Jennifer Smith (Gunnison, Colo./Alpine Orthopaedics) — 40
3. Jana Repulski (Boise, Idaho) — 40
3. Anna Milkowski (Andover, Mass./Wheelworks Racing) — 40

For more information on USA Cycling’s Professional Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tours, log on to www.usacycling.org/prouet.

After Wildflower Rush Warren tops men’s Pro GRT standings; Kintner extends her lead on women

With only one event remaining on USA Cycling’s Pro Gravity calendar (Pro GRT), Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif./DRD X-Fusion Intense) and Jill Kintner (Ferndale, Wash./Transition Racing) lead the men’s and women’s standings. The calendar’s final event is the Northstar Downhill, on Aug. 27-28 at Northstar at Tahoe.

Warren holds a narrow lead of only four points on Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) in the men’s standings. Kintner’s lead of 80 points on Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./All Mountain Cyclery-Vixen Racing) is more substantial.

PRO GRT standings

Men
1. Cody Warren (Alpine, Calif./DRD X-Fusion Intense) — 104
2. Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) — 100
3. Curtis Keene (Capitola, Calif./Specialized-SRAM) — 70
3. Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) — 70
5. Richard Rude, Jr. (Golden, Colo./Yeti Fox Factory) — 68

Women
1. Jill Kintner (Ferndale, Wash./Transition Racing) — 180
2. Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./All Mountain Cyclery-Vixen Racing) — 100
3. Darian Harvey (Durango, Colo./Vixen Racing) — 80
3. Joanna Petterson (Kapea, Hawaii/Specialized) — 80
5. Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./Specialized Grom.) — 71

For more information on USA Cycling’s Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tours, log on to www.usacycling.org/progrt.

Plaxton and Davison finish atop Pro XCT standings

Max Plaxton (CAN/Specialized USA Factory Racing) and Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized) topped the final standings for USA Cycling’s Pro Mountain Bike Cross-Country calendar (Pro XCT).

In the men’s standings, Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Factory Racing) was 230 points behind Plaxton and only 20 points ahead of Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Subaru-Trek). Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek) finished fourth while Adam Craig (Bend, Ore./Rabobank-Giant) was in fifth place.

Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team) finished the season 180 points behind Davison in second place in the women’s standings. Emily Batty (CAN/Subaru-Trek) was just 30 points behind Gould in third place. Chloe Forsman (Tucson, Ariz./BMC MTB Development Team) finished in fourth place while Krista Park (Madison, S.D./Cannondale-No Tubes) was in fifth place.

PRO XCT standings

Men
1. Max Plaxton (CAN/Specialized USA Factory Racing) — 1,140
2. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Factory Racing) — 910
3. Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Subaru-Trek) — 890
4. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek) — 750
5. Adam Craig (Bend, Ore./Rabobank-Giant) — 720

Women
1. Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized) — 1,090
2. Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna Pro Team) — 910
3. Emily Batty (CAN/Subaru-Trek) — 880
4. Chloe Forsman (Tucson, Ariz./BMC Mountain Development Team) — 810
5. Krista Park (Madison, S.D./Cannondale-No Tubes) — 738

Team
1. Specialized USA Factory Racing — 287
2. Subaru-Trek — 246
3. BMC MTB Development Team — 204
4. Luna Pro Team — 194
5. Kona Bikes— 136

For more information on USA Cycling’s Professional Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tours, log on to www.usacycling.org/proxct.

Source: Dave Gaylinn

 

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