Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare) collected 80 ranking points after finishing seventh at the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic, bringing her standings point total to 484. Abbott’s strong showing slashed standings leader Lauren Stephens’ (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-To the Top) lead to just 30 points with two races to go in the NRC. Flavia Oliveira (Livermore, Calif./FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) made things even closer by finishing fifth in Philadelphia, which earned 100 ranking points and retained her third-place ranking with 400 points. Laura Brown (CAN/Colavita-Fine Cooking) remains in fourth with 308 points following her 17th-place finish, and Joanne Kiesanowski (Colorado Springs, Colo./Team TIBCO-To the Top) cracked the women’s top five with 292 points following her ninth-place effort at the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies passed Colavita-Fine Cooking for third in the women’s team standings following top-12 finishes by Optum teammates Lauren Hall (Dolores, Colo.) and Janel Holcomb (San Diego, Calif.), who finished third and 12th, respectively. Optum has 670 points, trailing standings leader Team TIBCO/To the Top, which has 1212 points, and second-place UnitedHealthcare, which has 1072. Colavita-Fine Cooking now stands fourth with 620 points. Specialized-lululemon overtook the fifth spot in the standings following Evelyn Stevens’ (San Francisco, Calif.) second straight Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic win, which helped the team to a new total of 582 points.
Complete Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic results.
Complete NRC Standings
Next up on the NRC calendar is the North Star Grand Prix, June 11-15, in Minneapolis, Minn. The five-day event is for both men's and women’s NRC ranking points.
USA Cycling NRC Standings
Men's Individual Standings
1. Travis McCabe (Tucson, Ariz./Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis) - 500
2. Ryan Roth (CAN/Jet Fuel Coffee-Norco Bicycles)- 290
3. Joseph Rosskopf (Athens, Ga./Hincapie Sportswear Development) - 282
4. Ian Crane (Seattle, Wash./Jamis Hagens Berman)- 280
5. Carter Jones (Boulder, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)- 240
Women's Individual Standings
1. Lauren Stephens (Dallas, Texas/Team TIBCO-To the Top) - 594
2. Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare) - 564
3. Flavia Oliveira (BRA/Firefighters Racing) - 400
4. Laura Brown (CAN/Colavita-Fine Cooking) - 308
5. Joanne Kiesanowski (Colorado Springs, Colo./ Team TIBCO-To the Top) - 292
Men's Team Standings
1. Jamis Hagens Berman - 1078
2. Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies - 1016
3. SmartStop Pro Cycling - 972
4. Hincapie Sportswear Development Team - 824
5. 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda – 468
Women's Team Standings
1. Team TIBCO/To the Top - 1212
2. UnitedHealthcare - 1072
3. Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies - 670
4. Colavita-Fine Cooking - 620
5. Specialized-lululemon - 582
Article Source: USA Cycling