Falcon wins at Manhattan Beach, Amaran holds onto overall NRC lead

Posted on 28. Jun, 2010 by in news

Yosvany Falcon crosses the line victorious, ending Rahsaan Bahati's streak of consecutive MBGP wins at three - photo c  Brian Hodes/veloimage.com

Yosvany Falcon crosses the line victorious, ending Rahsaan Bahati's streak of consecutive MBGP wins at three - photo c Brian Hodes/veloimage.com

The men’s portion of USA Cycling 2010 NRC continued on Sunday June 27 with the 49th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, the 14th of 24 events on the schedule. Chevron has sponsored the Grand Prix for 30 years, and large crowds lined the the demanding 1.4-mile course, which included a hill with a grade of 7% in the first turn and a 300-meter sprint to the finish.

The race quickly split, with a 10-man group breaking away from the field for a 90-second gap. The United Healthcare p/b Maxxis team led an effort to close the deficit, and came within 30 seconds of the leading group. Yosvany Falcon (Bahati Foundation) won the sprint, followed by Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) and Diego Yepez (Unattached).

No changes to the top 5 of the NRC Standings. Luis Amaran (Jamis Sutter Home-Colavita) maintained his lead in the men’s individual NRC overall standings, while his Jamis Sutter Home-Colavita squad still topped the team competition. Since the women’s competition in Manhattan Beach was not a part of the National Racing Calendar, their leader boards remain unchanged. Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) sits atop the women’s individual rankings, while her Team Vera Bradley Foundation is leading the team contest.

After 14 of 24 events , the USA Cycling NRC Top 5 standings are:
Men’s Individual Standings

  1. Luis Amaran (Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita) – 923
  2. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) – 565
  3. Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) – 515
  4. Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling) – 490
  5. Ben Day (Fly V Australia) – 428
Men’s Team Standings

  1. Jamis Sutter Home/Colavita – 1694
  2. UnitedHealthCare p/b Maxxis – 1482
  3. Fly V Australia – 1260
  4. Kelly Benefit Strategies – 1030
  5. BISSELL Pro Cycling – 1029
Women’s Individual Standings

  1. Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) – 699
  2. Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) – 529
  3. Evelyn Stevens (HTC-Columbia) – 497
  4. Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12) – 472
  5. Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) – 459
Women’s Team Standings

  1. Team Vera Bradley Foundation – 1778
  2. TIBCO/To The Top – 1555
  3. Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 – 1422
  4. HTC-Columbia – 1395
  5. Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light – 1318

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

The NRC continues July 2-5 with men’s and women’s races at the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic in Fitchburg, Mass.

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