Pro CX: Powers and Anderson sweep races to boost standings positions

  
  


Jeremy Powers won the two men's races over the weekend to fortify his position atop the men's standings. (Photo by Todd Prekaski)
Jeremy Powers won the two men's races over the weekend to fortify his position atop the men's standings. (Photo by Todd Prekaski)
There were a pair of competitions on the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) over the weekend. Riders pursued Pro CX standings points at the NEPCX Gran Prix of Gloucester 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday in Gloucester, Mass.

Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus) swept the two races in Massachusetts to collect 70 points and expand his lead in the Pro CX men's standings to 29 points. Timothy Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) finished second on Saturday and third on Sunday to add 56 points and bring his season-long total to 219 points. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com), who recorded a pair of top-five results, including placing second on Sunday, moved up one spot in the standings into second place with 199 points. Stephen Hyde (Edgartown, Mass./JAM Fund-NCC) slipped down one spot into fourth place with 190 points. Ben Berden (BEL/Raleigh-Clement) dropped into fifth place of the standings with 157 points.

Elle Anderson swept the two women's races to move into third place of the women's standings. (Photo by Todd Prekaski)
Elle Anderson swept the two women's races to move into third place of the women's standings. (Photo by Todd Prekaski)
Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) swept the two women's races in Gloucester to collect 70 points and move into third place in the Pro CX women's standings with 182 points. Anderson trails the standings leader, Gabriella Durrin (née Day) (GBR/Rapha-Focus), by 60 points and is only 11 points out of second place, which is held by Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Racing). Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) moved up one spot in the standings into fourth place with 168 points, only 14 points behind Anderson and nine ahead of Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies).

 

Full results of the NEPCX Gran Prix of Gloucester 1 and NEPCX Gran Prix of Gloucester 2 are available online.

Check out a photo gallery from the race.

 

USA Cycling Pro CX Standings:


Men's Standings
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Rapha-Focus) — 248
2. Timothy Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) — 219
3. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) — 199
4. Stephen Hyde (Edgartown, Mass./JAM Fund-NCC) — 190
5. Ben Berden (BEL/Raleigh Clement) — 157

Women's Standings
1. Gabriella Durrin (née Day) (GBR/Rapha-Focus) — 242
2. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Racing) — 193
3. Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) — 182
4. Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) — 168
5. Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) — 159

 

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

There are two more events in the northeast next weekend as riders will compete in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 5 and 6 in the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival. The event in Providence marks the first two competitions on the Pro CX where juniors will accrue standings points.

Also, please note the name of the event in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 9-10 is now the MudFund Derby City Cup.



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