Thursday, July 10, 2014

First Place at NCC: Team Colavita-Fine Cooking - Stradalli Cycle

NCC: Standings leaders remain in tact after Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

(July 9, 2014) – The top spots in the men’s, women’s and teams USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) standings remained unchanged following the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, in Manhattan Beach, Calif., July 6.

Like the men’s standings, the women’s top two remained unchanged after the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, as Erica Allar (Tucson, Ariz./Colavita-Fine Cooking/ Stradalli Cycle) held first with 687 points on the heels of her event win, while Tina Pic (Hailey, Idaho/Fearless Femme) remained in second with 521 points after placing second at the criterium. Laura Van Gilder’s (Cresco, Pa./Van Dessel Factory Team p/b Mellow Mushroom) 11th-place finish maneuvered her from fourth to third with 447 points, swapping standings spots with Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare), whose 430 points remained unchanged after not competing at the event. Kendall Ryan (Ventura, Calif./TIBCO/To the Top) overtook the fifth spot in the standings with 364 points following her fourth-place finish at the Chevron Manhattan Grand Prix.

The men’s team standings stood firm following this week’s competition, as all but one team added to its point total. UnitedHealthcare continued its dominance in the standings with 1,994 points, boosted by the one-two finishes of teammates Hanson and Keough. Athlete Octane Cycling remained in second with 617 after not recording any points at the event. Justin Williams’ third-place finish helped Astellas Cycling Team to 575 points and third place, while Champion System–Stan’s NoTubes held fourth place with 544 points. Once again, SmartStop Pro Cycling rounded out the top five with 433 points.

Colavita-Fine Cooking- Stradalli Cycle remained atop the women’s team standings with 1274 points after Allar’s win, and TIBCO/To the Top overcame UnitedHealthcare with 1044 points for second place. UnitedHealthcare slipped to third with 1034 points after not recording any points this week. Pepper Palace Pro Cycling’s 712 points is fourth best in the standings, and Fearless Femme rounds out the women’s team top five with 600 points.

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