Pro XCT: Woodruff extends lead, Wells sees lead shrink

  
  


Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, Ariz./Crankbrothers Race Club) extended her lead in the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT) women's standings, while Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) saw his advantage reduced in the men's standings after a thrilling day of racing at the Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC on June 22 in Missoula, Mont.

Women
Jeremiah Bishop (r) closed the gap in the men's Pro XCT season standings on Todd Wells to just 15 points. (photo by Tom Robertson)
Jeremiah Bishop (r) closed the gap in the men's Pro XCT season standings on Todd Wells to just 15 points. (photo by Tom Robertson)
Woodruff finished second behind Monique "Pua" Mata (Yucaipa, Calif./Sho-Air Cannondale) in Missoula and extended her cushion in the Pro XCT women's standings, from 50 to 218 points, with three races remaining on the calendar. Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah/Jamis), 23rd in Missoula, remains in second place in the standings with 487 points. Ascending to third place by virtue of a fifth-place showing over the weekend was Judy Freeman (Littleton, Colo./Crankbrothers Race Club) who now has a season total of 461 points. The top five in the women's standings is rounded out by Emily Batty (CAN/Trek Factory Racing) in fourth with 445 points, and Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo./Tokyo Joe's) who enters the top five with 440 points after crossing the line in fourth place in Missoula.
 
Men
Wells recorded a sixth-place finish in Missoula but saw his Pro XCT men's standings lead over Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./SHO-Air-Cannondale) shrink to just 15 points after Bishop finished ahead of him in fourth place. It's shaping up for an exciting final three races on the calendar with Wells holding a slim 960-945 edge on Bishop. Benjamin Sonntag (Durango, Colo./American Interbanc) remains in third place with 433 points and Ryan Woodall (Ocala, Fla./Top Gear Bicycles) maintains his fourth-place position with 375 points. A seventh-place finish in Missoula by Mitchell Hoke (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) propels him into fifth place in the standings with 365 points.

Team
The performances by Mata and Bishop in Missoula helped Sho-Air Cannondale take over the top spot in the Pro XCT team standings. With three races remaining on the calendar, Sho-Air Cannondale holds a 1626-1450 advantage over Specialized Racing. Trek Factory Racing remains in third place with 1165 points, followed by Kenda-Felt in fourth place with 549 points and BMC Development in fifth place with 480 points.

Full results from the 2013 Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC

2013 Hammer Nutrition Missoula XC Photo Gallery
 
USA Cycling Pro XCT Standings:

Men
1. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) —960
2. Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./SHO-Air-Cannondale) — 945
3. Benjamin Sonntag (Durango, Colo./American Interbanc) -- 433
4. Ryan Woodall (Ocala, Fla./Top Gear Bicycles) — 375
5. Mitchell Hoke (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) — 365

Women
1. Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, Ariz./Crankbrothers Race Club) — 705
2. Erica Tingey (Salt Lake City, Utah/Jamis) — 487
3. Judy Freeman (Littleton, Colo./Crankbrothers Race Club) — 461
4. Emily Batty (CAN/Trek Factory Racing) — 445
5. Erin Huck (Boulder, Colo./Tokyo Joe's) — 440

Team
1. Sho-Air-Cannondale — 1626
2. Specialized Racing — 1450
3. Trek Factory Racing — 1165
4. Kenda-Felt — 549
5. BMC Development — 480
   

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

The next stop on the Pro XCT calendar is the Windham U.S. National Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, June 29, in Windham, N.Y.
 
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