Pro GRT: Kintner, Ropelato emerge GRT leaders after May


(June 1, 2016) – Jill Kintner (Bellingham, Wash./ Red Bull-Norco Bicycles) and Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/SRAM-TLD-Santa Cruz) established themselves as early Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) leaders following strong showings at the May 14-15 NW Cup in Port Angeles, Wash., and the May 27-29 Mountain Creek Spring Classic in Vernon, N.J.
Jill Kintner won her third national championship of the week on Sunday.
Jill Kintner earned two wins to open the Pro GRT season. (photo by Philip Beckman)

Kintner took wins at both women's events to tally 200 points for the early series lead, while Ropelato reached the podium at both competitions, finishing second at the NW Cup and third at the Mountain Creek Spring Classic to accumulate 150 points for the men’s standings lead. 
Full NW Cup results.
Full Mountain Creek Spring Classic results.
1. Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/SRAM-TLD-Santa Cruz) 150
2. Tanner Stephens (Concord, Calif.) 120
3. Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./The YT Mob) 100
4. Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C./SRAM-Troy Lee Designs) 80
5. Shane Leslie (Birmingham, Mich.) 75
5. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS Factory Racing) 75
5. Kiran MacKinnon (Santa Cruz, Calif.) 75
1. Jill Kintner (Bellingham, Wash./ Red Bull-Norco Bicycles) 200
2. Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va.) 80
2. Samantha Kingshill (Sacramento, Calif.) 80
2. Jaime Rees (Spokane Valley, Wash.) 80
5. Angelina Palermo (Butler, Pa.) 65
5. Britney White (Maple Falls, Wash./Freehub-Transition) 65
For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT webpage.
The Pro GRT heads to Angel Fire, N.M., for the June 23-26 Chile Challenge.

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