The 2011 National Racing Calendar continued with Saturday night’s Sunny King Criterium on a .7-mile circuit along the streets of Anniston, Ala. Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia) won the top spot of the men’s podium ahead of Mike Northey (PureBlack Racing) and Rahsaan Bahati (SKLZ p/b Pista Place).
On the women’s side, the Italian Colavita/Forno D’Asolo team dominated with Janel Holcomb leading the way. Holcomb earned her first NRC win pulling away from the pack. Samantha Schneider (TIBCO/To the Top) led the sprint group behind Holcomb to take second place ahead of Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Forno D’Asolo).
After two races, Francisco Mancebo (Realcyclist.com) holds a 77-point lead in the 2011 Men’s NRC Standings over Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL Pro Cycling Team). Cantwell, Chris Baldwin (Juwi Solar-First Solar) and Andres Diaz (Team Exergy) round out the top five.
Realcyclist.com still holds a sizable margin in the 2011 Men’s NRC Team Standings over BISSELL Pro Cycling Team. Chipotle Development has a two-point advantage over Team Exergy with PureBlack Racing sitting in fifth.
Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad Women) has a large lead over Erinne Willock (Team TIBCO/To the Top) in the 2011 Women’s NRC Standings. Evelyn Stevens (HTC-Highroad Women) sits three points ahead of Carmen Small (Team TIBCO/To the Top) and 13 points ahead of Holcomb.
After its strong showing at the Sunny King Criterium, Colavita/Forno D’Asolo has a narrow four-point edge over HTC-Highroad Women atop the 2011 Women’s Team NRC Standings. TIBCO to the Top sits in third place well ahead of Rouse Bicycles and Missing Link Coaching Systems/Specialized.
|Top 5 Men’s Individual Standings||Top 5 Men’s Team Standings|
|1. Francisco Mancebo (Realcyclist.com) — 217 pts||1. Realcyclist.com — 330 pts|
|2. Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling Team) — 140||2. Bissell Pro Cycling Team — 194|
|3. Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia) — 110||3. Chipotle Development Team — 143|
|4. Christopher Baldwin (Juwi Solar-First Solar) — 106||4. Team Exergy — 141|
|5. Andres Diaz Corales (Team Exergy) — 98||5. PureBlack Racing — 109|
|Top 5 Women’s Individual Standings||Top 5 Women’s Team Standings|
|1. Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad Women) — 217 pts||1. Colavita/Forno d’Asolo — 385 pts|
|2. Erinne Willock (Team TIBCO/To the Top) — 130||2. HTC-Highroad — 381|
|3. Evelyn Stevens (HTC Highroad Women) — 116||3. Team TIBCO/To the Top — 351|
|4. Carmen Small (Team TIBCO/To the Top) — 113||4. Rouse Bicycles’ Elite Women’s Team — 89|
|5. Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) — 103||5. Missing Link Coaching Systems/Specialized — 31|
The USA Cycling’s 2011 National Racing Calendar continues with the SRAM Tour of the Gila in Silver City, N.M., from April 27-May 1 for both the women and the men.