Pro CX: Day and Wells in charge after second week of action

  
  


Tim Johnson leads Stephen Hyde through a spot of the course at the Catamount Grand Prix. (Photo by Todd Prekaski)
Tim Johnson leads Stephen Hyde through a spot of the course at the Catamount Grand Prix. (Photo by Todd Prekaski)
The USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) rolled into its second week of the 2013-14 slate as riders contested races on the east and west coasts of the country. Starcrossed: A Rapha Super Cross Event was on Saturday in Redmond, Wash., while Catamount Grand Prix 1 and 2 were contested on Saturday and Sunday in Williston, Vt.

After a pair of sixth-place finishes, Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) collected 36 points over the weekend, but his lead atop the Pro CX men's standings shrunk to 11 points. Stephen Hyde (Edgartown, Mass./Northampton Cycling Club), who finished third on Sunday after placing fourth on Saturday added 49 points to close Wells' advantage. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Redline-NBX) finished fourth and fifth in the two races in Vermont to boost his two-week total to 82 points, which places third in the standings. Lukas Winterberg (SUI/Muller Landscape-BH Bikes) holds fourth place with 77 points after finishing second on Saturday and seventh on Sunday. After winning Saturday's race and placing second on Sunday, Timothy Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) rounds out the top five with 65 points.

Gabriella Day celebrates her spot atop the women's podium after her win at Starcrossed: A Rapha Super Cross Event. (Photo by Derek Blagg Photography)
Gabriella Day celebrates her spot atop the women's podium after her win at Starcrossed: A Rapha Super Cross Event. (Photo by Derek Blagg Photography)
Gabriella Day (GBR/Team Rapha-FOCUS) moved into the top spot of the Pro CX women's standings after winning Saturday's race in Washington to add 35 points to her two-week total. Day now has 88 points, which is 13 points ahead of Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.), who holds second place with 75 points. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team), who topped the season-ending Pro CX women's standings last year, stormed into third place of this year's calendar. Wyman won both of the women's races in Vermont to collect 70 points and move into third place after two weeks. Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Mellow Mushroom) slipped from the top spot into fourth place with 65 points, five points ahead of Maghalie Rochette (CAN/Cyclocrossworld.com), who is in fifth place with 60 points.

Check out photo galleries for the Starcrossed: A Rapha Super Cross Event and Catamount Grand Prix 1 and 2.

Full results of the Starcrossed: A Rapha Super Cross Event and Catamount Grand Prix 1 and 2 are available online.

 

USA Cycling Pro CX Standings:

Men's Standings
1. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) — 106
2. Stephen Hyde (Edgartown, Mass./Northampton Cycling Club) — 95
3. Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass./Redline-NBX) — 82
4. Lukas Winterberg (SUI/Muller Landscape-BH Bikes) — 77
5. Timothy Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld) — 65

Women's Standings
1. Gabriella Day (GBR/Team Rapha-FOCUS) — 88
2. Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.) — 75
3. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Racing) — 70
4. Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Mellow Mushroom) — 65
5. Maghalie Rochette (CAN/Cyclocrossworld.com) — 60

 

For complete standings, visit the Pro CX's official webpage at usacycling.org/cnc.

With five races on the docket, there are ample scoring opportunities for Pro CX riders in the upcoming week. The action begins on Wednesday in Las Vegas with Clif® Bar CrossVegas. The race in Las Vegas marks the first UCI C1 race of the season, meaning the standings points triple at that race. In addition to that race, there are a pair of two-race events over the weekend. The Trek Cyclo-cross Collective Cup in Waterloo, Wis., and two Charm City Cross contests in Baltimore are slated to each be on Saturday and Sunday.



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