Pro XCT: Wells and Woodruff maintain standings lead

  
  


Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) raced to victory at the Bump 'N Grind on June 2, in Birmingham, Ala., to keep the top spot in the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT) men's standings, while Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, Ariz./Crankbrothers Race Club 11) stayed on top of the women's standings.
 
Men
Jeremiah Bishop leads Todd Wells through the start/finish area (photo by Steve Mace).
Jeremiah Bishop leads Todd Wells through the start/finish area (photo by Steve Mace).
With his victory in Birmingham, Wells extended his series lead from 10 to 35 points over Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./SHO-Air-Cannondale) in the Pro XCT men's standings. Bishop finished second to Wells at the Bump 'N Grind, giving Wells an 830-795 advantage in the season standings. The rest of the top five men also remained unchanged with Benjamin Sonntag (Durango, Colo./American Interbanc) holding on to third place with 433 points after finishing fifth in Birmingham, Ryan Woodall (Ocala, Fla./Top Gear Bicycles) maintained his fourth-place position with a sixth-place finish and now has 375 points, and Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Trek Factory Racing) retains fifth place with 280 points.

Women
Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah/Jamis) vaulted up to second place in the Pro XCT women's standings by virtue of her third-place showing at Bump 'N Grind, and now trails standings leader Woodruff by 50 points. Woodruff has 505 points on the season to Tingey's 455. The top five in the women's standings is rounded out by Emily Batty (CAN/Trek Factory Racing) in third with 445 points, Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing) in fourth with 410 points, and Annie Last (GBR/Trek Factory Racing) in fifth with 375 points.
 
Team
On the strength of Wells' victory, Specialized Racing has taken over the top spot in the Pro XCT team standings. With four races remaining on the calendar, Specialized Racing holds a 1320-1226 advantage over Sho-Air-Cannondale. Trek Factory Racing sits in third place with 1095 points, followed by Kenda-Felt in fourth place with 401 points and Kona in fifth place with 283 points.

Full results from the 2013 Bump 'N Grind
 
2013 Bump 'N Grind Photo Gallery
 
   
USA Cycling Pro XCT Standings:

Men
1. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) —830
2. Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./SHO-Air-Cannondale) — 795
3. Benjamin Sonntag (Durango, Colo./American Interbanc) -- 433
4. Ryan Woodall (Ocala, Fla./Top Gear Bicycles) — 375
5. Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Trek Factory Racing) — 280

Women
1. Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, Ariz./Crankbrothers Race Club 11) — 505
2. Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah/Jamis) — 455
3. Emily Batty (CAN/Trek Factory Racing) — 445
4. Lea Davison (Jericho, Vt./Specialized Factory Racing) -- 410
5. Annie Last (GBR/Trek Factory Racing) — 375

Team
1. Specialized Racing — 1320
2. Sho-Air-Cannondale — 1226
3. Trek Factory Racing — 1095
4. Kenda-Felt -- 401
5. Kona — 283
   

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

The next stop on the Pro XCT calendar is the Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC Saturday, June 22, in Missoula, Mont.
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