NCC: Harlem Skyscraper Criterium tightens men standings
The 19-event USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) rolled into its 13th contest last weekend as the Harlem Skyscraper Criterium dominated the streets of New York City on Sunday. The one-day event was also streamed live from the Big Apple.
Jacobe Keough (Sandwich, Mass./UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), who won the criterium in New York City, continues his rapid ascent up the NCC men's standings. Keough remains in second place, but he trails the leader, Hilton Clarke (AUS/UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), by only 50 points with five events remaining for the men.
Keough's younger brother, Luke Keough (Sandwich, Mass./Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop) overtook Carlos Alzate Escobar (COL/Team Exergy) and is now in third place, 74 points behind his brother. Escobar is only five points out of third place and 94 points ahead of fifth-place Brad Huff (Springfield, Mo./Jelly Belly Cycling Team).
The top five teams in the NCC men's team standings were not changed following the Harlem Skyscraper Criterium. UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis' lead over the second-place Jamis-Sutter Home has grown to 536 points, but the competition is hot for the remaining spots in the standings. Jamis-Sutter Home's margin in only 51 points ahead of third-place Team Exergy. Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop is only eight points out of third place. Kenda 5 Hour Energy p/b Geargrinder rounds out the top five, 172 points out of fourth place.
After a brief rest from competing, the NCC women's standings remain unchanged as Erica Allar (Tucson, Ariz./RideClean-PatentIt.com) remains the leader while Team TIBCO-To the Top remains perched atop the NCC women's team standings.
Check out a photo gallery from the Harlem Skyscraper Criterium.
USA Cycling NCC Standings:
For complete standings, visit the NCC's official webpage at usacycling.org/ncc.
The next event, which will feature both the men and women riders, on the NCC is the Tour of America's Dairyland which runs from June 28-July 1 throughout the state of Wisconsin.
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