NRC: Jones and Abbott win in Silver City; McCabe and Stephens keep top NRC spots

  
  


Carter Jones topped the men's GC podium. Photo by Mitchell Clinton
Carter Jones topped the men's GC podium. Photo by Mitchell Clinton
The USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) continued over the weekend with the Silver City Tour of the Gila powered by SRAM, April 30-May 4, in Silver City, N.M.
 
Carter Jones (Boulder, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare) won the men's and women's general classification in New Mexico, but Travis McCabe (Tucson, Ariz./Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis) and Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO -To the Top) held on to the top spots in the men's and women's NRC standings.
 
MEN
 
Jones took the men's GC by way of fifth-place in the stage 1 road race, 11th-place in the stage 2 road race, fourth-place in the stage 3 time trial, 12th-place in the stage 4 criterium, and seventh-place in the stage 5 road race. His overall win earned him 240 points and launched him into fifth-place in the NRC standings.
 
McCabe, who was third in the Gila's stage 2 road race, finished 29th in the GC and upped his NRC-leading point total to 500. Ryan Roth (CAN/Jet Fuel Coffee-Norco Bicycles) holds the second spot, Joseph Rosskopf (Athens, Ga./Hincapie Sportswear Development) moves from fourth into third, and Ian Crane (Seattle, Wash./Jamis Hagens Berman) now slots in at fourth.  
 
WOMEN
 
Abbott was a dominant force in the women's Tour of the Gila, winning the stage 1 and stage 5 road races. She also placed third in the stage 3 time trial, ninth in the stage 2 road race, and 19th in the stage 4 criterium. After collecting the overall GC win and 270 points in New Mexico, the Colorado rider moved from fourth to second in the NRC standings while Stephens, who was second in the time trial and third in the stage 2 road race, held onto the number one spot.
 
Mara Abbott topped the women's GC podium. Photo by Mitchell Clinton
Mara Abbott topped the women's GC podium. Photo by Mitchell Clinton
Flavia Oliveira
(Livermore, Calif./FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) was second in the Gila's GC and also earned the Queen of the Mountains title. Her success catapulted her into third position in the NRC standings while Laura Brown (CAN/Colavita-Fine Cooking) also entered the top five in fourth place. Taylor Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./Specialized-lululemon) moved from second into fifth position.
 
TEAMS
 
In the men's team standings, Jamis Hagens Berman moved into first place with 1078 points, overtaking the spot from Hincapie Sportswear Development which moved to fourth place. Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies currently occupies the number-two spot with 1016 points while SmartStop Pro Cycling is third and 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda is fifth.
 
On the women's side, Team TIBCO/To the Top maintained its first-place standing with 1,032 points compared to the 992 points owned by UnitedHealthcare, which moved from third into second place.
Colavita-Fine Cooking is ranked third while Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies is fourth and FCS/Zngine p/b Mr. Restore is fifth.
 
Complete Tour of the Gila Results
 
Complete NRC Standings
 
Next up on the NRC is the Parx Casino Philadelphia Cycling Classic on June 1, which will award NRC points to women only but is a UCI-classified 1.1 event for both men and women.  
 
NRC Standings
 
Men's Individual Standings
 
1. Travis McCabe (Tucson, Ariz./Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis) - 500
2. Ryan Roth (CAN/Jet Fuel Coffee-Norco Bicycles)- 290
3. Joseph Rosskopf (Athens, Ga./Hincapie Sportswear Development) - 282
4. Ian Crane (Seattle, Wash./Jamis Hagens Berman)- 280
5. Carter Jones (Boulder, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)- 240
 
Women's Individual Standings
 
1. Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-To the Top)- 594
2. Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare) - 484
3. Flavia Oliveira (BRA/Firefighters Racing) - 300
4. Laura Brown (CAN/Colavita-Fine Cooking)- 290
5. Tayler Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./Specialized-lululemon) - 240
 
Men's Team Standings
 
1. Jamis Hagens Berman - 1078
2. Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies - 1016
3. SmartStop Pro Cycling - 972
4. Hincapie Sportswear Development Team - 824
5. 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda - 468
 
Women's Team Standings
 
1. Team TIBCO/To the Top - 1082
2. UnitedHealthcare - 992
3. Colavita-Fine Cooking - 552
4. Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies - 508
5. FCS/Zngine p/b Mr. Restore - 428


This Article Published May 8, 2014 For more information contact:
Volkswagen
SpyCUOREBonk BreakerUSACDFSierra NevadaShimanoOSMO
UCI USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States. The 501c3, membership-based organization aims both to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and to grow competitive cycling in America while delivering an exceptional customer experience.
View Children's Online Privacy Protection Policy
US Olympic Committee