Only minor changes on top of the leaderboard of the NRC standings, as only one race was completed in the men’s competition since the last update. Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) won the 27th race on the USA Cycling National Calendar, the Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium in Boise, Idaho on July 19. No NRC races for the women in the past week.
With 21 men’s races and 22 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side while Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo-Lifeforce) is still the current women’s leader. The teams currently atop the standings include the Health Net Pro Cycling Team p/b Maxxis in the men’s rankings and the Cheerwine Professional Cycling Team in the women’s. The only change since last week is the flip between Colavita/Sutter Home and Bissell in the Men’s team standings.
The top 5 are:
Men’s Individual Standings
1. Rory Sutherland (AUS/Health Net-Maxxis) 1396
2. Ted King (Brentwood, N.H./Bissell) 728
3. Ben Jacques-Maynes (Watsonville, Calif./Bissell) 643
4. Anthony Colby (Durango, Colo./Colavita-Sutter Home) 589
5. John Murphy (Athens, Ga./Healthnet-Maxxis) 524
Men’s Team Standings
1. Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis 2682
2. Colavita/Sutter Home Men’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light 2141
3. Bissell Pro Cycling Team 2128
4. Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team 1858
5. Successfulliving.com presented by Parkpre 1320
Women’s Individual Standings
1. Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho) 870
2. Catherine Cheatley (NZL/Cheerwine) 852
3. Tina Pic (Dahlonega, Ga./Colavita-Sutter Home) 849
4. Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Cheerwine) 828
5. Felicia Gomez (Fresno, Calif.) 821
Women’s Team Standings
1. Cheerwine Professional Cycling Team 3771
2. Aaron’s Cycling Team 2664
3. Colavita/Sutter Home Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light 2266
4. Team Tibco 2031
5. Valuact Capitol Cycling Team 1172
For complete 2008 NRC Individual and Team Standings, click here.
The next race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar will be the 1.3-rated International Tour de ‘Toona, July 27 in Altoona, Pa.