NTC: Standings juggled after Midwest Challenge at MTV
The USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC) continued into its third event of the seven-event calendar last weekend as riders competed at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, Ind., in the $2,500 Midwest Challenge at MTV. The endurance riders competed in the points race and individual pursuit while the sprinters plied their trade in the keirin and time trial. After the weekend was through, the standings were shaken up a bit.
The NTC women's sprint standings have changed slightly since last week's recap. Dana Feiss (Telford, Pa./Home Depot Center Team) remains the leader with 45 points, 10 points ahead of Tela Crane (Sammamish, Wash./JL Velo p/b Broadmark Capital), who sits in second place with 35 points. Missy Erickson (Alexandria, Minn./Momentum Coaching Group) slipped down one spot into third place with 34 points, only one point behind Crane and four points ahead of fourth-place riders Mariasol Johannes (St. Louis, Mo./Penrose Park Velo Team) and Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo./Exergy TWENTY16), who are tied for fourth with 30 points apiece. Lindsay Felker (Seattle, Wash./The Resistance) remains in fifth place with 29 points, only point behind Johannes and Higgins.
The NTC women's endurance standings are under new leadership as Jennifer Zierke (Millbrae, Calif./Pinnacle p/b Argon) finished third in the individual pursuit and fourth in the points race to boost her season-long total to 62 points and overtake last week's leader, Korina Huizar (Roseville, Calif./Hellyer Racing). Huizar now sits in second place with 55 points, 12 points ahead of Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./Home Depot Center Team), who won the points race and placed second in the individual pursuit to bring her point total to 43 points. Mariasol Johannes (St. Louis, Mo./Penrose Park Velo Team) moved into fourth place with 29 points, only two points ahead of Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo./Exergy TWENTY16), who slipped down two spots into fifth place with 27 points.
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USA Cycling NTC Standings:
Men's Sprint Standings
Women's Sprint Standings
Men's Endurance Standings
Women's Endurance Standings
For complete standings, visit the NTCs official webpage at usacycling.org/ntc.
The NTC continues in two weeks on the west coast as riders are slated to compete in the Hellyer Velodrome Challenge at the Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose, Calif. The endurance riders are scheduled to contest the points race, scratch race, team pursuit and Madison while sprinters will compete in the match sprint, keirin and time trial.
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