Davison and Wells wrap up Pro XCT titles at Catamount Classic

  
  


Riding on her home turf of Vermont, 2012 Olympian Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing) used the crowd's inspiration to coast to victory at the Specialized Catamount Classic in Williston, Vt., and sew up the 2013 women's title of the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT). Davison's Specialized teammate Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) captured the men's title in an exciting finish on the Catamount Classic course.
 
Women
Women's Pro XCT winner Lea Davison is joined on the podium by (l to r) Judy Freeman, Chloe Woodruff, Erica Tingey and Amanda Sin
Women's Pro XCT winner Lea Davison is joined on the podium by (l to r) Judy Freeman, Chloe Woodruff, Erica Tingey and Amanda Sin. (photo by Raj Chawla/Catamount Classic)
Davison's win was her third straight victory on the Pro XCT tour as she solidified her place atop the Pro XCT women's standings with 1160 total points. Despite an off day on Saturday, Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, Ariz./Crankbrothers Race Club) held on for second place in the standings with 895 points, while Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah/Jamis) finished third with 752 points. Moving into the top five by virtue of their performances at the Catamount Classic were Judy Freeman (Littleton, Colo./Crankbrothers Race Club) and Amanda Sin (CAN/Scott - 3 Rox Racing). Freeman finishes fourth in the standings with 691 points, followed by Sin with 614 points.

Men
Wells entered the Pro XCT final with just a 70-point lead on Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./SHO-Air-Cannondale), but outsprinted his rival for third place in a thrilling finishing stretch of the Catamount Classic to secure the title in the Pro XCT men's standings. Wells finishes the campaign with 1560 points to Bishop's 1455. The rest of the men's top five also remained unchanged after the dust settled at the Catamount Classic. Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./BMC Mountain Bike Racing) holds down third place with 805 points, followed by Ryan Woodall (Ocala, Fla./Top Gear Bicycles) in fourth with 660 points and Mitchell Hoke (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) in fifth with 645 points.


Team
The performances by Davison and Wells secured the team title for Specialized Racing in the Pro XCT team standings, as they topped the field with 2800 points. The team from Sho-Air Cannondale gave them a run right to the bitter end, finishing second with 2616 points. Rounding out the top five in the team standings are Trek Factory in third with 1425 points, BMC Development in fourth with 1365 points, and Luna Pro Team in fifth with 940 points.

Full results from the 2013 Specialized Catamount Classic

See a photo gallery from the 2013 Specialized Catamount Classic
 
USA Cycling Pro XCT Standings:

Men
1. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) —1560
2. Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./SHO-Air-Cannondale) — 1455
3. Stephen Ettinger (Bozeman, Mont./BMC Mountain Bike Racing) — 805
4. Ryan Woodall (Ocala, Fla./Top Gear Bicycles) — 660
5. Mitchell Hoke (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) — 645

Women
1. Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing) — 1160
2. Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, Ariz./Crankbrothers Race Club) — 895
3. Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah/Jamis) — 752
4. Judy Freeman (Littleton, Colo./Crankbrothers Race Club) — 691
5. Amanda Sin (CAN/Scott - 3 Rox Racing) — 614

Team
1. Specialized Racing — 2800
2. Sho-Air-Cannondale — 2616
3. Trek Factory Racing — 1425
4. BMC Development — 1365
5. Luna Pro Team — 940
   

For complete standings, visit the Pro XCT's official webpage at usacycling.org/proxct.

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