Pro GRT: Gwin, Embrey keep Pro GRT leads after the fourth stop

  
  


The fourth stop on the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) was the Mountain Creek Spring Classic on May 19 in Vernon, N.J.

Despite their absence at the New Jersey event, Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing) and Robyn Embrey (Incline Village, Nev./Shine Riders Co) still hold the top spots in the men's and women's Pro GRT standings.

Brook MacDonald (NZL) entered the Pro GRT men's standings on Sunday when he put down the fastest time of the day on the wet course, finishing in 2:12.98. The 60 points he garnered from his victory moved him into a tie for fourth place with Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/Factory Specialized) who also holds 60 points in the standings. Gwin remains the leader with 140 points while Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS-LiveStrength-ISX Sports) kept his second-place spot. However, a third-place finish on Sunday for Bingelli gave him 30 points and a total of 128, moving him just 12 points away from Gwin. With 63 points, Kevin Aiello (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./KHS Bicycles) moved from 5th to 3rd in the standings while Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./TREK-TWR) used a second-place finish on Sunday to earn 50 points and enter the standings in sixth place.

In the pro women's race, Anne Galyean (Frederick, Md./Trek-Integrity Racing-Deity) took the win with a time of 2:48.71 to grab 60 points and enter the Pro GRT women's standings in a three-way tie for third with Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Team Norco International) and Jackie Swider (San Luis Obispo, Calif./Shredly-Team Bacon) who have 60 points apiece. Embrey and Jacqueline Harmony (Tucson, Ariz./Team Harmony Pivot) held on to the first and second spots with 80 and 72 points, respectively. Alison Zimmer (Lincoln, Vt./EXPREZO-Shine Riders Co) recorded the second-fastest time on Sunday to earn 40 points while Mary Elges (Windsor, Conn.) placed third to earn 30 points.

Full results from the Mountain Creek Spring Classic are here.

 
  USA Cycling Pro GRT Standings:

Men
1. Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing) — 140
2. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS Factory Racing) — 128
3. Kevin Aiello (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./KHS Bicycles) - 63
4. Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/Factory Specialized) — 60
4. Brook MacDonald (NZL) - 60
Women
1. Robyn Embrey (Incline Village, Nev./Shine Riders Co.) — 80
2. Jacqueline Harmony (Tucson, Ariz./Team Harmony Pivot) — 72
3. Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Team Norco International) -- 60
3. Jackie Swider (San Luis Obispo, Calif./Shredly-Team Bacon) — 60
3. Anne Galyean (Frederick, Md./Trek-Integrity Racing-Deity) - 60
For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT's official webpage at usacycling.org/progrt.

The Pro GRT continues on May 26 with the Plattekill Gravity Open in Roxbury, NY.

PHOTO: TOP: Brook MacDonald won the men's downhill event. Photo by D*Tufino; BOTTOM: Ann Galyean stands atop the women's podium. Photo by Mountain Creek.
 


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