NCC: Bradley White, Tina Pic win in Wilmington; Allar takes over women's hot seat


TBradley White sprays the bubbly after winning the men's race
Bradley White sprays the bubbly after winning the men's race. Photo by Les Kipp
The USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) continued with the Bank of America Wilmington Grand Prix in Wilmington, Del. on May 17.
Bradley White (Holland, Mich./UnitedHealthcare) beat out second- and third-place finishers Andres Alzate (New York, N.Y./Champion System-Stans NoTubes) and Bobby Lea  (Mertztown, Pa./B. Lea Coaching) in the sprint finish in Wilmington to earn 120 points and enter the men's NCC standings in fifth-place. Despite his absence in Wilmington, Carlos Alzate (COL/UnitedHealthcare) still leads the men's standings with 280 points. After earning 12 points from his 17th-place finish on Saturday, Isaac Howe (Winookski, Vt./Champion System-Stans NoTubes) took over second place from Daniel Holloway (Morgan Hill, Calif./Athlete Octane Cycling) who moved down to third after not competing in Wilmington.  Luke Keough (Sandwich, Mass./UnitedHealthcare), who earned 27 points from his 11th place finish, stayed in fourth place in the standings.

Toina Pic reigned supreme in the women's race.
Tina Pic reigned supreme in the women's race. Photo by Les Kipp
In the bunch sprint that ensued at the end of the women's race, Tina Pic (Hailey, Idaho/Fearless Femme) crossed the line victorious ahead of second- and third-place finishers Erica Allar (Tucson, Ariz./Colavita-Fine Cooking) and Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Mellow Mushroom p/b Pink Siren). Pic's win earned her 120 points and moved her into fifth-place in the women's NCC standings. Allar's second-place effort earned her 90 points for a total of 285 which was enough to overtake the hot seat from Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare) who was not present in Wilmington. Rivera moved into third in the standings and Van Gilder moved from fourth into second. Alison Powers (Pinecliffe, Colo./UnitedHealthcare) who was also not present in Wilmington, dropped from second to fourth. 
UnitedHealthcare maintained their strong leads in both the men's and women's team standings. The men's team has 775 points compared to the 314 earned thus far by second-place Champion System – Stans NoTubes. The UnitedHealthcare women's team has tallied 515 points compared to the 493 accumulated by second-place Colavita-Fine Cooking.
Full results from the Wilmington Grand Prix

USA Cycling NCC standings
1. Carlos Alzate Escobar (COL/UnitedHealthcare) - 280
2. Isaac Howe (Winooski, Vt./Champion System-Stans No Tubes) – 192
3. Daniel Holloway (Morgan Hill, Calif./Athlete Octane Cycling) – 188
4. Luke Keough (Sandwich, Mass./UnitedHealthcare) – 177
5. Bradley White (Holland, Mich./UnitedHealthcare) – 120
1. Erica Allar (Tucson, Ariz./Colavita Racing, Inc.) – 285
2. Laura Van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./Van Dessel Factory Team p/b Mellow Mushroom) - 234
3. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare) - 205
4. Alison Powers (Pinecliffe, Colo./UnitedHealthcare) - 195
5. Tina Pic (Hailey, Idaho/Fearless Femme) – 174
Men's Team Standings
1. UnitedHealthcare – 775
2. Champion System - Stans NoTubes – 314
3. Astellas Cycling Team – 268
4. Athlete Octane Cycling - 248
5. SmartStop Pro Cycling – 140
Women's Team Standings
1. UnitedHealthcare – 515
2. Colavita-Fine Cooking – 493
3. TIBCO/To the Top – 432
4. Fearless Femme - 197
5. Pepper Palace Pro Cycling - 169
For complete standings, visit the National Criterium Calendar webpage.
The NCC will continue with the Middle Earth Tour of Somerville in Somerville, N.J. on May 26.

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