USA Cycling NATIONAL RACING CALENDAR

April 11, 2011

Mancebo, Neben stay in NRC lead after Sunny King Criterium

The 2011 National Racing Calendar continued with Saturday night's Sunny King Criterium — 60 laps of a .7-mile circuit along the streets of Anniston, Ala.

Jonathan Cantwell (Springdale, Ark./Fly V Australia) won the top spot of the men's podium ahead of Michael Northey (Los Angeles, Calif./PureBlack Racing), Rahsaan Bahati (Los Angeles, Calif./SKLZ p/b Pista Place), Patrick Bevin (Santa Rosa, Calif./Bissell/ABG Cycling Club) and Raymond Kreder (Boulder, Colo./Chipotle Development).

On the women's side, the Italian Colavita/Forno D'Asolo team dominated with Janel Holcomb (San Diego, Calif./Colavita Forno D'Asolo) leading the way. Holcomb earned her first NRC win pulling away from the pack. Samantha Schenider (West Allis, Wis./TIBCO to the Top) led the sprint group behind Holcomb to take second place ahead of Kelly Benjamin (Kansas City, Mo./Colavita/Forno D'Asolo), Christina Gokey-Smith (Denton, Texas/Rouse Bicycles) and Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa.).

To get a feeling of the Sunny King Criterium, check this video out:

 


For complete results of the Sunny King Criterium, click here.

After two races, Francisco Mancebo (Watkinsville, Ga./Realcyclist.com) holds a 77-point lead in the 2011 Men's NRC Standings over Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (Watsonville, Calif./Bissell Pro Cycling Team). Cantwell, Christopher Baldwin (Boulder, Colo./Juwi Solar-First Solar) and Andres Diaz-Corales (Boise, Idaho/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 (Lake Forest, Calif./HTC-Highroad Women) has a large lead over Erinne Willock (Pescadero, Calif./Team TIBCO to the Top) in the 2011 Women's NRC Standings. Evelyn Stevens (Dennis Mass./HTC-Highroad Women) sits three points ahead of Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./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.

NRC standings

 

Men
1. Francisco Mancebo (Watkinsville, Ga./Realcyclist.com) — 217
2. Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (Watsonville, Calif./Bissell Pro Cycling Team) — 140
3. Jonathan Cantwell (Springdale, Ark./Fly V Australia) — 110
4. Christopher Baldwin (Boulder, Colo./Juwi Solar-First Solar) — 106
5. Andres Diaz Corales (Boise, Idaho/Team Exergy) — 98

Men's Team
1. Realcyclist.com — 330
2. Bissell Pro Cycling Team — 194
3. Chipotle Development Team — 143
4. Team Exergy — 141
5. PureBlack Racing — 109

Women
1. Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif./HTC-Highroad Women) — 217
2. Erinne Willock (Pescadero, Calif./Team TIBCO-To the Top) — 130
3. Evelyn Stevens (Dennis, Mass./HTC Highroad Women) — 116
4. Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Team TIBCO-To the Top) — 113
5. Janel Holcomb (San Diego, Calif./Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) — 103

Women's Team
1. Colavita/Forno d'Asolo — 385
2. HTC-Highroad — 381
3. Team TIBCO/To the Top — 351
4. Rouse Bicycles’ Elite Women’s Team — 89
5. Missing Link Coaching Systems/Specialized — 31

 

For complete standings, visit the NRC page of USA Cycling's website.


Coming Up:
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.

PHOTOS: Jonathan Cantwell took the top spot on the men's podium at the Sunny King Criterium to slide into third place on the 2011 Men's NRC Standings.

Janel Holcomb coasted to victory at the Sunny King Criterium to move into fifth place on the 2011 Women's NRC Standings.

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