Fly V Australia Retakes NRC Team Lead

Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 by in news

Two NRC events were held this past week. On May 26, for the men only was the Basecamp International Liberty Cycle in Basking Ridge, N.J. America’s oldest, continuously run bicycle race, the Lantus Tour of Somerville was held on Memorial Day  offered NRC points for both men and women.

Ben Kersten stands atop the podium at Monday's Tour of Somerville along with second and third-place finishers Alessandro Bazzana and Clayton Barrows.  - photo courtesy  Tour of Somerville/Daniel Puntillo

Ben Kersten stands atop the podium at Monday's Tour of Somerville along with second and third-place finishers Alessandro Bazzana and Clayton Barrows. - photo courtesy Tour of Somerville/Daniel Puntillo

Ben Kersten (Fly V Australia) and Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita-Baci) each helped their teams improve their position with their victories in Somerville NJ. Kersten edged out his Fly V Australia teammate Alessandro Bazzana and Clayton Barrows (AXA Equitable Cycling Team) in the bunch sprint. Cliff-Ryan made it two in Somerville following her win in 2007. Kristy  Broun (Verducci Breakaway Racing) finished second and Brooke Miller (TIBCO/To The Top) third.

Lisbon Quintero (CRCA Foundation) took the win in the men’s-only NRC Basecamp International Liberty Cycle ahead of Bazzana and Paddy Bevin (BISSELL).

Kersten’s win moved him inside the top 10 in the NRC men’s individual standings, but more importantly the squad’s 1-2 finish helped them overtake the Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita squad and regain the men’s team lead. Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita’s Luis Amaran still holds the lead in the men’s individual standings with no changes to the top 5.

Despite not racing on the NRC this week, Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) and her Team Vera Bradley Foundation continue to hold a strong lead on the women’s side of the standings. Cliff-Ryan’s win helped her Colavita/Baci Pro Cycling p/b Cooking Light squad moved up to second-place, ahead of Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12, in the women’s team standings.

After 8 events completed for the men, the top 5 are:
Men’s Individual Standings

  1. Luis Amaran (Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita) – 597
  2. Benjamin Day (Fly V Australia) – 428
  3. Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) – 365
  4. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) – 265
  5. Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita) – 251
Men’s Team Standings

  1. Fly V Australia – 1072
  2. Jamis Sutter Home/Colavita – 1061
  3. BISSELL Pro Cycling – 790
  4. UnitedHealthCare p/b Maxxis – 634
  5. Jelly Belly p/b Kenda – 448
After 6 events completed for the women, the top 5 are:
Women’s Individual Standings

  1. Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) – 554
  2. Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12) – 369
  3. Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders) – 335
  4. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) – 304
  5. Robin Farina (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) – 280
Women’s Team Standings

  1. Team Vera Bradley Foundation – 1263
  2. Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light – 796
  3. Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 – 721
  4. Webcor Builders – 607
  5. TIBCO/To The Top – 556

See complete standings for men individual, women individual, men team and women team.

Two NRC events this weekend. Starting Friday evening, the 3-stage crit series St Francis Tulsa Tough in downtown Tulsa OK for both men and women. And for women only, the Liberty Classic held in conjuncton with the men’s Philadelphia International Championship, the UCI one-day race for men.

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