The 1.3-rated International Tour de ‘Toona marked the 28th race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar on July 27 in Altoona, Pa. Luis Amaran (Colavita/Sutter Home) came away with the pro men’s victory and Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine) sprinted to first place in the women’s criterium contest.
With 22 men’s races and 23 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 and Amaran moves up to fifth place.
Laura Van Gilder takes over as the current women’s leader and Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home) moves up to second place with her fifth place finish at ‘Toona.
No changes in the teams 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. Luis Amaran (Linden, N.J./Colavita-Sutter Home) 531
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 2376
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. Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Cheerwine) 928
2. Tina Pic (Dahlonega, Ga./Colavita-Sutter Home) 899
3. Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho) 870
4. Catherine Cheatley (NZL/Cheerwine) 852
5. Anne Samplonius (CAN/Cheerwine) 840
Women’s Team Standings
1. Cheerwine Professional Cycling Team 3917
2. Aaron’s Cycling Team 2679
3. Colavita/Sutter Home Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light 2370
4. Team Tibco 2031
5. Valuact Capitol Cycling Team 1172
For complete 2008 NRC Individual and Team Standings, click here.
The next pair of races on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar will take place August 2nd and 3rd in North Carolina. The 1.1-rated Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium will go off August 2 in the streets of Charlotte while the 1.4-rated Hanes Park Classic will follow August 3 in Winston Salem.