USA Cycling Pro XCT finale set for Windham Mountain on Aug. 15

Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 15, 2009) – The Yankee Clipper at Windham Mountain, set for August 15 in Windham, N.Y. will mark the 2009 finale of the USA Cycling Professional Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) presented by Sho-air. Due to logistical concerns, the Pro XCT Finals, scheduled for September 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada have been cancelled, making the Windham Mountain event the final race of the 2009 series.
 
In its first year, the Pro XCT presented by Sho-air originally included all seven of the nation’s UCI sanctioned events. However with the cancellation of the Finals, the series will now include six total events, concluding at Windham Mountain on Aug. 15.
 
With only two events remaining on the inaugural Pro XCT, Max Plaxton (CAN/Sho-air-Specialized) currently leads the men’s standings (385 points) with 2004 Olympian Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Gary Fisher) on his heels at 375. On the women’s side another Canadian, Catherine Pendrel (CAN/Luna) holds a slim lead over 2008 U.S. Olympian, Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna), 395- 390.
 
The country’s premier professional cross country series, the Pro XCT is designed to offer top off road racers a consistent competitive stage and is the only one of its kind in America made up exclusively of events offering UCI points.
 
Remaining 2009 USA Cycling Pro XCT presented by Sho-air contests:
 
August 8: U.S. Cup – Mount Snow, West Dover, Vt.
August 15: Yankee Clipper at Windham Mountain, Windham, N.Y.
 
 
 
About the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour presented by Sho-Air (Pro XCT)
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. Created in 2009 to consistently provide world-class athletes with a competitive arena on American soil, the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) consists of seven UCI sanctioned events in 2009. As the top national-level cross country mountain bike calendar in the country, the Pro XCT recognizes the best professional cross country teams and athletes competing on U.S. soil by employing a season-long rankings system to identify overall men’s and women’s series leaders. Upon completion of the calendar, the overall winners are recognized as the best professional cross country athletes in the nation. For more information on the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour, visit www.usacycling.org/proxct.
 
 
 
 


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