Abbott, Sutherland move up in NRC still lead by Cheatley, Amaran

Posted on 28. Jul, 2010 by in news

While the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic didn’t bring any changes at the top of both the men and women individual NRC standings, it did make the race much tighter as the season winds down.

Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) at NVGP

Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) at NVGP

Giro Donne champion Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) finished on the podium four of the six days in Bend to win the Cascade Cycling Classic title. Abbott’s performance allowed her to move into third place in the women’s NRC overall standings. Leader Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light), who finished second at Cascade, extended her advantage to 150 points over Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation). Erinne Willock (Webcor) moved into the top 5.

In the women team standings, Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light took over the top with a slim lead of 27 points of previous leader Team VBF. Only two criteriums remain in the women’s calendar, with a total of 240 points on the line.

On the men’s side, Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) leapfrogged the idle Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) to take over second place in the men’s NRC overall standings. Luis Amaran (Jamis Sutter Home-Colavita) continues to lead, holding a 191-point edge over Sutherland. Ben Day (Fly V Australia) jumped up to third on the strength of his second-place at Cascade.

Jamis/Sutter Home still leads the men team standings with UnitedHealthcare in second spot at 90 points down.

After 18 of 23 events , the USA Cycling NRC Top 5 standings are:
Men’s Individual Standings

  1. Luis Amaran (Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita) – 996
  2. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) – 805
  3. Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) – 579
  4. Ben Day (Fly V Australia) – 573
  5. Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL Pro Cycling) – 566
Men’s Team Standings

  1. Jamis Sutter Home/Colavita – 2017
  2. UnitedHealthCare p/b Maxxis – 1927
  3. Fly V Australia – 1854
  4. BISSELL Pro Cycling – 1517
  5. Kelly Benefit Strategies – 1421
Women’s Individual Standings

  1. Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) – 977
  2. Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) – 827
  3. Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) – 732
  4. Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) – 529
  5. Erinne Willock (Webcor Builders) – 526
Women’s Team Standings

  1. Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light – 1957
  2. Team Vera Bradley Foundation – 1930
  3. TIBCO/To The Top – 1809
  4. Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 – 1693
  5. Webcor Builders – 1430

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

The men’s NRC will continue Friday-Sunday (July 30-Aug. 1) in Illinois at the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove. The following Saturday (Aug. 7) will feature men’s and women’s races at the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium.

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