NTC: 2014 National Track Calendar kicks off in Frisco

  
  


(June 6, 2014) -- The five-race 2014 USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC) kicked off May 16-18 at the Matrix Track Cup p/b Richardson Bike Mart at the Superdome in Frisco, Texas. The three-day event crowned endurance event winners in the points race, scratch race and individual pursuit, the sprint winners in the match sprint and time trial, and eventually determined the first men’s and women’s NTC standings of the year.
 
ENDURANCE
 
Missy Erickson and Madalyn Godby teamed up to win the women's team sprint
Missy Erickson has the early women's sprint lead in the 2014 NTC. (photo by Brian Hodes)

Zack Allison (Fort Collins, Colo./Think Finance p/b Trek Bike Stores) took an early lead in the men’s endurance standings after winning the points race, individual pursuit, and finishing second in the scratch race. Allison has 42 points in the standings. Liam Donoghue (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) won the scratch race, placed second in the individual pursuit and finished fourth in the points race, which gave him a total of 35 points and second in the standings. Stefan Rothe (Austin, Texas/ELBOWZ Racing) accumulated 28 points after finishing second in the points race and fourth in the scratch race and individual pursuit, while Zachary Carlson (Plano, Texas/Matrix-RBM) finished third in the individual pursuit and fifth in the points race, earning 16 ranking points. Andrew Armstrong (Dallas, Texas/Matrix-RBM) rounded out the top five with 15 points following a fifth-place effort in the scratch race, sixth-place finish in the individual pursuit and seventh-place result in the points race.
 
Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CCF Racing Team) took the early women’s standing leads after winning the scratch race and individual pursuit, and placing second in the points race, accumulating 42 points. Kirsten Williams (Lonetree, Colo./TWENTY16 Junior Development Team) kept things close in the standings following her points race win, individual pursuit second-place finish and third-place effort in the scratch race, totaling 37 points. Suzie Goodwin (McKinney, Texas/McKinney Velo Club) claimed 30 points by placing second in the scratch race, third in the points race and fourth in the individual pursuit, while Nicolle Bruderer’s (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) third-place individual pursuit, fourth-place scratch race and fifth-place points race earned 24 points. A three-way tie for fifth was split between three riders, Amanda Cyr (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team), Summer Moak (Katy, Texas/TWENTY16 Junior Development Team) and Christa Ghent (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team), who all have 11 points. Cyr finished sixth in the scratch race, seventh in the individual pursuit and ninth in the points race; Moak took fifth in the scratch race and sixth in the individual pursuit; and Ghent placed fifth in the individual pursuit and sixth in the points race.
 
SPRINT
 
In the men’s sprint, Matthew Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Custom Velo) collected 30 points after sweeping the sprint and time trial, while David Espinoza (Wellington, Fla.) finished second in both events, earning 24 points. Danny Robertson (Rolling Meadows, Ill.) and Nathan Koch (Cypress, Calif./Bike Religion) share third in the standings with 18 points following Robertson’s respective third and fourth place finishes in the time trial and sprint, and Koch’s third-place sprint and fourth-place time trial. Andrew Carlberg (Bryan, Texas/Broadmark Capital) is fifth in the standings with 12 points after finishing fifth in the sprint and time trial.
 
Missy Erickson (Cypress, Calif./Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) swept the women’s sprint and time trial, jumping out to an early lead in the women’s sprint with 30 points. Ghent picked up 16 points with fourth-place finishes in the two events, which puts her in second. Cyr and Caitlin Rolfs (Topeka, Kan./Midwest Cycling Community NE) share a third-place tie at 13 points. Cyr took third in the time trial and eighth in the sprint, while Rolfs earned respective third- and eighth-place finishes in the sprint and time trial. Bruderer and Williams each earned 12 points and a fifth-place tie following Bruderer’s second-place sprint and Williams’ second-place time trial.
 
Full results from the Matrix Cup p/b Richardson Bike Mart.
 
USA Cycling NTC Standings:

Men’s endurance
1. Zack Allison (Fort Collins , Colo./Think Finance p/b Trek Bike Stores) – 42
2. Liam Donoghue (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) – 35
3. Stefan Rothe (Austin, Texas/ELBOWZ Racing) – 28
4. Zachary Carlson (Plano, Texas/Matrix-RBM) – 16
5. Andrew Armstrong (Dallas, Texas/Matrix-RBM) – 15
 
Men’s sprint
1. Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Custom Velo) – 30
2. David Espinoza (Wellington, Fla.) – 24
3. Danny Robertson (Rolling Meadows, Ill.) – 18
3. Nathan Koch (Cypress, Calif./Bike Religion) – 18
5. Andrew Carlberg (Bryan, Texas/Broadmark Capital) – 12
 
Women’s endurance
1. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CCF Racing Team) – 42
2. Kirsten Williams (Lonetree, Colo./TWENTY16 Junior Development Team) – 37
3. Suzie Goodwin (McKinney, Texas/McKinney Velo Club) – 30
4. Nicolle Bruderer (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) – 24
5. Amanda Cyr (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) – 11
5. Summer Moak (Katy, Texas/TWENTY16 Junior Development Team) – 11
5. Christa Ghent (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) – 11
 
Women’s sprint
1. Missy Erickson (Cypress, Calif./Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) – 30
2. Christa Ghent (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) – 16
3. Amanda Cyr (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) – 13
3. Caitlin Rolfs (Topeka, Kan./Midwest Cycling Community NE) – 13
5. Nicolle Bruderer (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) – 12
5. Kirsten Williams (Lonetree, Colo./TWENTY16 Junior Development Team)– 12
           
For complete standings, visit the NTC's official webpage at usacycling.org/ntc.

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