Binggeli, Harmony continue streak at Whiteface, tighten Pro GRT
The USA Cycling Pro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) continued with its fifth event last weekend, the Whiteface Pro GRT 5K Downhill in Wilmington, N.Y. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS) and Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./IXS-510-Smith Optics) continued their winning streaks, winning the pro men's and women's categories and tightening the top fo the Pro GRT standings with one race remaining.
Binggeli bested second-place finisher Yann Gauvin (Quebec, City, CAN) by more than six seconds, descending through the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park in 3:36.65. Austin Hackett-Klaube (Dillon, Colo./WRR-Trek-Novik) and Nikolas Dudukovich (Port Matilda, Pa./One Ghost Industries) finished only mili-seconds later for third and fourth.
With his second Pro GRT victory in a row Binggeli sits only 10 points behind the overall Pro GRT and world cup leader Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing); setting up a show-down for the series finale at Northstar at Tahoe. Gwin's teammate Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) holds a firm grasp on third-place in the Pro GRT's overall while Phil Kmetz (Keene, N.H./Von Cooper) and Steve Smith (Nanaimo, CAN/Devinici Racing) remain deadlocked in fourth.
Harmony earned another convincing win, posting a 4:14.80 in the pro women's race at Whiteface. Becky Gardner (Marlboro, N.Y./Gardner Racing) earned the silver at 4:32.04 and Elinor Wesner (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./F.L.R. Wheel & Heel) the bronze.
With the win Harmony jumped a mere four points ahead of Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) setting up an epic battle for the title in Tahoe.
USA Cycling Pro GRT Standings:
For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT's official webpage at usacycling.org/progrt.
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