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