Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pro CX: Powers' and Wyman's Leads Narrow Atop Standings

Since the previous USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) standings update on Oct. 22, the riders have contested many races in all corners of the country. The action began in Boulder, Colo., with the Colorado Cross and Boulder Cups on Oct. 27-28. Also on Oct. 28, the HPCX took place in Jamesburg, N.J. The action shifted to southern Ohio and northern Kentucky for the Cincy3 Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede in Covington, Ky., on Nov. 2, Cincy3 Lionhearts International-Cross After Dark in Cincinnati on Nov. 3 and the Cincy3 Harbin Park International on Nov. 4. Meanwhile, there were a pair of races in the northeast as riders competed in the NEPCX Cyclo-Smart International in Northampton, Mass., on Nov. 3-4.

Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-FOCUS) won the two races in Northampton, Mass., to add 120 points to his total and remain the leader of the Pro CX men's standings with 630 points. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale-Clement) won the three races in the Cincinnati/Covington, Ky., area in addition to the Boulder Cup last week to surge up the standings. Trebon, who was in fifth place on Oct. 22, now has 514 points, only 116 points behind Powers. Ben Berden (BEL/Raleigh-Clement) won the Colorado Cross Cup, placed third at the race in Covington and fifth in the second contest in Cincinnati. Berden now holds third place with 438 points, only six points ahead ofJames Driscoll (Winooski, Vt./Cannondale p/b Driscoll won the third race in Cincinnati after placing second in the first two races in that area to boost his total to 432 points. Nicolas Bazin (FRA/Team Auber 93) rounds out the top five with 368 points.
Despite not earning any points in the last two weeks, Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) remains the leader of the Pro CX women's standings with 540 points. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective), however, won the three races in Cincinnati and Kentucky to add 180 points to her total and leap into second place with 480 points. Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing) won the second race in Massachusetts after placing second in the first race to collect 100 points and move into third place, only 81 points behind Compton. Gabriella Day (GBR/Rapha-Focus) slipped from second place two weeks ago into fourth place with 366 points. Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) remains in fifth place with 306 points after winning the race in New Jersey.
This past weekend presented the juniors men with their first opportunity to score points on the Pro CX juniors men's standings. After winning the juniors men's races at the Cincy3 Lionhearts International-Cross After Dark and the Cincy3 Harbin Park International, Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) has racked up 120 points. Nathaniel Morse (Cohasset, Mass./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) placed second in the first race before placing fourth in the second to amass 65 points and hold second place.Spencer Downing (Boulder, Colo./Horizon Organic-Panache Elite Cycling) placed second in Sunday's race after finishing fifth on Friday to record 60 points and place third in the standings. Stephen Bassett (Knoxville, Tenn./Bob's Red Mill CX) recorded 55 points over the weekend while David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./Verdigris-Village CX) has 38 points to round out the top five.
USA Cycling Pro CX Standings:
1. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-FOCUS) — 630
2. Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore./Cannondale-Clement) — 514
3. Ben Berden (BEL/Raleigh-Clement) — 438
4. James Driscoll (Winooski, Vt./Cannondale p/b — 432
5. Nicholas Bazin (FRA/Team Auber 93) — 368
1. Helen Wyman (GBR/Kona Factory Team) — 540
2. Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) — 480
3. Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./LadiesFirst Racing) — 399
4. Gabriella Day (GBR/Team Rapha-FOCUS) — 366
5. Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) — 306
Juniors Men
1. Curtis White (Delanson, N.Y./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) — 120
2. Nathaniel Morse (Cohasset, Mass./Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) — 65
3. Spencer Downing (Boulder, Colo./Horizon Organic-Panache Elite Cycling) — 60
4. Stephen Bassett (Knoxville, Tenn./Bob's Red Mill CX) — 55
5. David Lombardo (Crystal Lake, Ill./Verdigris-Village CX) — 38
For complete standings, visit the Pro CX's official webpage at
There are seven races on the Pro CX calendar over the next two weeks, giving riders ample opportunity to tally valuable standings points. The action begins Nov. 10-11 in Louisville, Ky., with the USGP of Cyclocross-Derby City Cup, where each of the juniors men's races will count toward the Pro CX juniors men's standings. The three Jingle Cross Rock races in Iowa City, Iowa will be Nov. 16-18 while theSuper Cross Cup contests in East Meadow, N.Y., are slated for Nov. 17-18.

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