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July 18, 2011

Twilight Criterium bunches men's NRC standings

Men

Jonathan Cantwell topped the podium after winning the Boise Twilight Criterium. (Photo by Steve Conner Photography)
Jonathan Cantwell topped the podium after winning the Boise Twilight Criterium. (Photo by Steve Conner Photography)

As the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) dwindles to eight events remaining on the men's calendar, Jonathan Cantwell (AUS/Fly V Australia) and Frank Pipp (Boulder, Colo./Bissell Pro Cycling) continue their rapid ascent up the men's NRC standings after their performances at the Boise Twilight Criterium. Cantwell, who trailed Pipp by 25 points for third place in last week's standings, now sits in third place with a 30-point lead over Pipp. Francisco Mancebo (ESP/Realcyclist.com) remains in the top spot, maintaining his 52-point edge on Jacobe Keough (Sandwich, Mass/UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling), who is in second. Carlos Alzate Escobar (COL/Team Exergy) assumed fifth place with 360 points.

In the men's team NRC standings, Bissell Pro Cycling expanded its lead over UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling to 102 points. Jamis-Sutter Home is in third place with 1,195 points, which is 122 ahead of Team Exergy. PureBlack Racing rounds out the top five with 809 points.

Cantwell took the top spot in the 85-lap race on a beautiful night in downtown Boise, Idaho. Last year's winner, Ben Kersten (Boulder, Colo./Fly V Australia) finished just behind Cantwell in second place. Ricky Escuela (Full Circle Sports) narrowly edged Carlos Alzate Escobar (COL/Team Exergy) to claim third. Each of the top four finishers recorded a time of 1:30:34.

COMING UP

The next event for the men will be the BMC Cascade Cycling Classic from July 19-24, in Bend, Ore.

Women

The women's NRC standings are unchanged after a week off the road. Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif./HTC Highroad Women) is the leader, holding a 54-point edge on Janel Holcomb (San Diego, Calif./Colavita-Fornoa d'Asolo) with only nine events remaining on the women's calendar. Erinne Willock (CAN/Team TIBCO to the Top) has a 30-point edge on Leah Kirchmann (CAN/Colavita Forno d'Asolo) for third place. Kristin Armstrong-Savola (Boise, Idaho/Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) rounds out the top five, 10 points behind Kirchmann.

In the women's team NRC standings, Colavita-Forno d'Asolo leads the way with 2,449 points. Team TIBCO to the Top holds a 413-point advantage on HTC-Highroad Women. Diadora Pasta Zara, which has 462 points, is 130 points ahead of fifth-place Primal-MapMyRider Women's Racing.

COMING UP:

The ladies return to action from July 19-24, at the BMC Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Ore.

NRC standings

 

Men
1. Francisco Mancebo (ESP/Realcyclist.com) — 575
2. Jacobe Keough (Sandwich, Mass./UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) — 523
3. Jonathan Cantwell (AUS/Team Fly V) — 460
4. Frank Pipp (Boulder, Colo./Bissell Pro Cycling) — 430
5. Carlos Alzate Escobar (COL/Team Exergy) — 360

Men's Team
1. Bissell Pro Cycling — 1,817
2. UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling — 1,715
3. Jamis-Sutter Home —1,195
4. Team Exergy — 1,073
5. PureBlack Racing —809

Women
1. Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif./HTC-Highroad Women) — 536
2. Janel Holcomb (San Diego, Calif./Colavita-Forno d’Asolo) —482
3. Erinne Willock (CAN/Team TIBCO-To the Top) — 355
4. Leah Kirchamnn (CAN/Colavita-Forno-d'Asolo) — 325
5. Kristin Armstrong (Spokane, Wash./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) — 315

Women's Team
1. Colavita-Forno d'Asolo — 2,449
2. Team TIBCO-To the Top — 1,673
3. HTC-Highroad Women — 1,260
4. Diadora Pasta Zara — 462
5. Primal/MapMyRider Women's Racing — 332

 

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


Trio tops National Time Trial Calendar standings

Ten-year-old Tony Russell of Philipsburg, Mont., won his age group's time trial at the Blazin' Saddles after completing the 12-kilometer course in 40:23. (Photo by Don Russell)
Ten-year-old Tony Russell of Philipsburg, Mont., won his age group's time trial at the Blazin' Saddles after completing the 12-kilometer course in 40:23. (Photo by Don Russell)

After the time trial event at the USA Cycling Junior, U23, Elite and Para Road National Championships in Augusta, Ga., on June 23 at Lake Strom Thurmond and Dam and the Blazin' Saddles Time Trial in Philipsburg, Mont., on July 2, there is a logjam atop the USA Cycling National Time Trial Calendar. Nathan Brown (Covington, Tenn./Trek Livestrong U23), LeRoy Popowski (Colorado Springs, Colo/Team juwi solar-First Solar) and Brian Williams (Missoula, Mont./Northern Rockies Orthopaedic) each stake a claim to the top spot of the men's NTTC standings with 20 points apiece. Landen Beckner (Helena, Mont./Montana Velo), Lawson Craddock (Austin, Texas/Trek Livestrong U23) and Greg Krause (Littleton, Colo) are tied for fourth with 17 points.

Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Team TIBCO to the Top) paces the the women's NTTC standings with 25 points. Lindsy Campbell (Missoula, Mont./Northern Rockies Orthopaedic), Kristin McGrath (Durango, Colo./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) and Evelyn Stevens (Dennis, Mass./HTC Highroad Women) are knotted in second place with 20 points while Jeannie Longo (France) and Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif./HTC Highroad Women) are tied for fourth with 17 points.

The next event on the NTTC is the Masters Road National Championships Time Trial in Bend, Ore., on Aug. 31.

NTTC standings

 

Men
1. Nathan Brown (Covington, Tenn./Trek Livestrong U23) — 20
1. LeRoy Popowski (Colorado Springs, Colo./Team juwi solar-First Solar) — 20
1. Brian Williams (Missoula, Mont./Northern Rockies Orthopaedic) — 20
4. Landen Beckner (Helena, Mont./Montana Velo) — 17
4. Lawson Craddock (Austin, Texas/Trek Livestrong U23) — 17
4. Greg Krause (Littleton, Colo./Team juwi solar-First Solar) — 17

Women
1. Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Team TIBCO to the Top) — 25
2. Lindsy Campbell (Missoula, Mont./Northern Rockies Orthopaedic) — 20
2. Kristin McGrath (Durango, Colo./Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) —20
2. Evelyn Stevens (Dennis, Mass./HTC Highroad Women) — 20
4. Jeannie Longo (France) — 17
4. Amber Neben (Lake Forest, Calif./HTC Highroad Women) — 17

 

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

 

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