Pro GRT: Binggeli, Harmony win Chile Challenge, contend for leads
Binggeli edged second-place finisher Ben Furbee (Los Osos, Calif./KHS) by just over one second, covering the approximately 1,000 feet of descent in 5:46.14. Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/Specialized USA Gravity) completed the run down Angel Fire in 5:48.79 to earn the bronze.
With the victory Binggeli moved into second position in the overall standings, 70 points behind overall world cup leader Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) who has won two of the four Pro GRT races thus far. Gwin's teammate Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) holds a firm grasp on third-place in the Pro GRT's overall with four of six races completed.
Harmony ran away with the women's victory at Chile Challenge, besting her closest competitor by 17 seconds. Wendy Palmer (Moab, Utah/Chile Bieks-Shamano-Fox-Sombrio) clocked a time of 6:54.25 to earn second place while Katy Hanlon (Avon, Colo./Mojo Wheels-Monster-Nema-Spy Optics) was third.
With the win Harmony propelled herself into second place in the overall standings, 55 points behind Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) who holds the Pro GRT lead with two races remaining.
USA Cycling Pro GRT Standings:
For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT's official webpage at usacycling.org/progrt.
Photo: Logan Binggeli captured the Pro GRT win on Sunday.
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