Halfway through the NRC season, Team VBF still tops the women’s individual standings with Alison Powers and the team standings. On the men’s side, Jamis/Sutter Home has retaken the lead in the team standings while Luis Amaran still leads the individual standings. Both Amaran and Powers took over the lead following the overall victory at the Joe Martin Stage Race in May.
USA Cycling continued its 2010 NRC with two events over the weekend. Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) won the men’s race at the Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup Saturday (June 12) in Arlington, Va., while Brooke Miller (TIBCO/To The Top) finished first on the women’s side. St. Louis hosted the Tour de Grove on Sunday (June 13) where Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) took the men’s contest and Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) topped the women’s podium.
Clarke moved up to seventh in the overall men’s NRC standings with his win Saturday, while Zwizanski sits 15th following his Sunday victory. Overall men’s leader Amaran holds a 235-point lead over Ben Day (Fly V Australia), with Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL Pro Cycling) in third. The lead in the men’s team standings has been seemingly switching every week between Fly V Australia and Jamis/Sutter Home. A fourth and thirteenth place finishes at the AFCC Clarendon Cup were enough to move his team back in the lead with an 80 point lead. UHC has now moved up to fourth place.
On the women’s leader board, Miller stands seventh after her Arlington triumph, and Van Gilder was propelled up to second behind overall leader Powers. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) sits in third place. Team VBF still has a commanding lead in the team standings with 565 points on its closest competitor, TIBCO/To The Top which jumped from fourth to second spot.
|Halfway through the 24-event season, the USA Cycling NRC Top 5 standings are:|
|Men’s Individual Standings
||Men’s Team Standings
|Women’s Individual Standings
||Women’s Team Standings
The NRC continues June 16-20 with the always hotly contested Nature Valley Grand Prix in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.