Four events on the 2009/2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Racing Calendar were held last weekend: two NBX Grand Prix of CX races in Warwick, R.I. and two USGP of Cyclocross Portland Cup races in Portland, Ore.
In Warwick, Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs – RGM Watches) and Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes) swept the final weekend of the Verge NECCS series.
Katerina Nash (Luna Chix) dominated the women’s field in the USGP of Cyclocross Portland Cup, also grabbing a pair of victories. Todd Wells (Specialized) and Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) swapped placings in a heated battle with Wells winning on Saturday and finishing second to Powers on Sunday.
As the 2009/2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Calendar is now officially in the books, Jeremy Powers and Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing/Seven Cycles) ended up on top of the elite men’s and women’s categories 494 and 258 points respectively.
|With the 41 races in the USA Cycling cross NRC completed, the top 5 are:|
UCI Rankings. American Katie Compton still leads the Elite Women UCI Rankings with 1000 points. She is followed by two riders of the Netherlands, Daphny Van den Brand at 156 points back and Marianne Vos at 275 points down. Three other Americans, Mary McConneloug, Maureen Bruno-Roy and Sue Butler are in 17th and 19th place respectively. Luna’s Katerina Nash of the Czech Republic moved up to 8th spot. Canada’s Natasha Elliott is in 20th, the highest-placed rider for her country with Vicki Thomas in 47th.
Jonathan Page jumped up to 14th spot in the rankings to be the highest placed American behind leader Niels Albert of Belgium. Tim Johnson is in 21st followed by his teammates Jamey Driscoll in 22nd and Jeremy Powers in 23rd. Ryan Trebon dropped one spot to 25th. Geoff Kabush is still the highest-ranked Canadians in 41st place with Derrick St John in 65th.
Complete UCI rankings here