NTC: Three new standings leaders emerge at Midwest Classic

  
  


(June 19, 2014) – The USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC) men’s and women’s sprint and men’s endurance standings have new leaders after the two-day Midwest Challenge that ran June 13-14 at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, Ind.
 
ENDURANCE
 
Riders make their turn at the Midwest Challenge.
Riders make their turn at the Midwest Challenge in Indianapolis. (photo by Christopher Jones)

Liam Donoghue (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) stands atop the men’s endurance standings with 84 points following a strong weekend in Indianapolis that featured first-place finishes in the scratch race, individual pursuit, and Madison, second in the team pursuit and fourth in the points race. Andrew Armstrong (Dallas, Texas/Matrix-RBM) jumped from fifth to second with 49 points thanks to a second-place finish in the team pursuit, third-place finishes in the scratch race, individual pursuit and Madison, and a fifth-place effort in the points race. Martin Vecchio (Detroit, Mich./Netherland Rubber) moved into the top five with 30 points, good for fourth overall, after recording three second-place finishes in the Madison, points race and individual pursuit. Zack Allison (Fort Collins , Colo./Think Finance p/b Trek Bike Stores) dropped from first to third with 42 points, while Stefan Rothe (Austin, Texas/ELBOWZ Racing) dropped from third to fifth with 28 points as neither rider competed at the Midwest Challenge.
 
Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CCF Racing Team) held on to her top spot in the women’s endurance standings with 84 points thanks to two first-place finishes in the points race and individual pursuit, and a second in the scratch race. Erin Goodall (Portland, Ore./Black Lodge Cycling) jumped into the top five with 42 points, which is good for second. Goodall took first in the Madison, second in the points race and individual pursuit, and third in the scratch race. Amelia Christensen (San Diego, Calif./SkyFlash Racing) rounds out the top five with 27 points on the heels of a first-place finish in the Madison, third in the individual pursuit, fourth in the scratch race and 10th in the points race. Kirsten Williams (Lonetree, Colo./TWENTY16 Junior Development Team) and Suzie Goodwin (McKinney, Texas/McKinney Velo Club) dropped one spot in the standings after not competing at the Midwest Challenge. Williams is now third with 37 points, while Goodwin is fourth with 30 points.
 
 
SPRINT
 
Kate Wilson leads Danielle Mullis at the Midwest Challenge.
Kate Wilson leads Danielle Mullis at the Midwest Challenge in Indianapolis. (photo by Christopher Jones)

Conor Klupar (Fall City, Wash./Marian University Cycling Team) assumed first place in the men’s sprint standings with 34 points with two first-place finishes in the team sprint and time trial, and a second-place effort in the keirin. Jeffrey Whiteman (Chicago, Ill./Tehuan Management Group) picked up 24 points following a strong weekend in Indianapolis, placing second in the time trial and team sprint, and fourth in the keirin, which puts him in a tie for third with David Espinoza (Wellington, Fla.) who did not race at the Midwest Challenge. Tony Cordova (Mercer Island, Wash./Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team) and Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill./Tehuan Management Group) share fifth with 19 points after Cordova recorded fourth-place finishes in the time trial and team sprint, and seventh in the keirin, while Garner took third-place finishes in the time trial and team sprint, and sixth in the keirin. Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Custom Velo) dropped from first to second in the standings with 30 points after not competing at the Midwest Challenge.
 
Elizabeth Engwis (Kenosha, Wis./Pista Elite) claimed the women’s sprint top spot with 32 points after winning the team sprint and taking second in the time trial and keirin. Danielle Mullis (Rochester, Mich./West Michigan Coast Riders) claimed third in the standings with 29 points, taking the win in the keirin, placing second in the team sprint and fourth in the time trial. Linsey Hamilton’s (Minneapolis, Minn./Synergy) first-place time trial and fourth-place keirin finishes earned 23 points and a fourth-place standing, while Wilson’s 22 points that feature a second-place team sprint and sixth-place time trial rounds out the top five. Missy Erickson (Cypress, Calif./Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) dropped from first to second with 30 points after not competing at the Midwest Challenge.
 
Full results from the Midwest Challenge at MTV.
 
The USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC) continues with the Grand Prix of Colorado Springs (Colo.) July 11-12, which will feature three sprint events: the match sprint, team sprint and keirin.
 
Men’s endurance
1. Liam Donoghue (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) - 84
2. Andrew Armstrong (Dallas, Texas/Matrix-RBM) - 49
3. Zack Allison (Fort Collins , Colo./Think Finance p/b Trek Bike Stores) - 42
4. Martin Vecchio (Detroit, Mich./Netherland Rubber) - 30
5. Stefan Rothe (Austin, Texas/ELBOWZ Racing) - 28
 
Men’s sprint
1. Conor Klupar (Fall City, Wash./Marian University Cycling Team) - 34
2. Matt Baranoski (Perkasie, Pa./Custom Velo) - 30
3. Jeffrey Whiteman (Chicago, Ill./Tehuan Management Group) - 24
3. David Espinoza (Wellington, Fla.) - 24
5. Jason Garner (Glenview, Ill./Tehuan Management Group) - 19
5. Tony Cordova (Mercer Island, Wash./Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team) - 19
 
Women’s endurance
1. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CCF Racing Team) - 84
2. Erin Goodall (Portland, Ore./Black Lodge Cycling) - 42
3. Kirsten Williams (Lonetree, Colo./TWENTY16 Junior Development Team) - 37
4. Suzie Goodwin (McKinney, Texas/McKinney Velo Club) - 30
5. Amelia Christensen (San Diego, Calif./SkyFlash Racing) - 27
 
Women’s sprint
1. Elizabeth Engwis (Kenosha, Wis./Pista Elite) - 32
2. Missy Erickson (Cypress, Calif./Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) - 30
3. Danielle Mullis (Rochester, Mich./West Michigan Coast Riders) - 29
4. Linsey Hamilton (Minneapolis, Minn./Synergy) - 23
5. Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CCF Racing Team) - 22
 
For complete standings, visit the NTC's official webpage at usacycling.org/ntc

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