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Bishop and Batty lead Pro XCT standings

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Cycling News
Published:
March 20, 2013, 3:07 GMT,
Updated:
March 20, 2013, 3:07 GMT
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, Thursday, March 21, 2013
Race:
US Pro XCT #2: Bonelli Park US Cup, Elite men cross country
Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) and Todd Wells (Specialized) early on lap one.

Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) and Todd Wells (Specialized) early on lap one.

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Trek Factory Racing ranked as top team

Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) and Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) vaulted into the USA Cycling Pro Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) lead with their performances at the Bonelli Park US Cup, held on March 16-17 in San Dimas, California.

Men

With the absence of first-round winner Daniel McConnell (Trek Factory Racing), Bishop and Todd Wells (Specialized Racing), who were second and third, respectively, in last week's standings, had the top spot in their sights heading into the Bonelli Park race.

Bishop and Wells, along with Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) quickly separated themselves from the pack, but as Bishop applied the pressure on the technical and warm course, Wells and Gagne could not keep pace and Bishop crossed the line with over a minute to spare on Gagne and over two minutes on Wells.

With his victory, Bishop takes over the US Pro XCT men's standings lead with 450 points, followed by Wells with 350 points and Sam Schultz (Trek Factory Racing) with 280 points. McConnell and Gagne round out the top five of the men's standings with 250 and 200 points, respectively.

Women

Lesley Paterson (Scott Bicycles), the 2011 and 2012 XTerra Triathlon world champion, bested a field that included Olympic cross country mountain bikers Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing), Lea Davison (Specialized Factory Racing) and Annie Last (Trek Factory Racing) to claim victory on the redesigned course at Bonelli Park.

After starting near the back row, Paterson caught up to the three Olympians on the second of five laps and then broke away with Batty on the third circuit. Paterson would slowly pull away from Batty to finish more than 20 seconds in front.

The silver medal by Batty, along with her third-place finish at the Mellow Johnny's Classic season opener on March 2, gives the Canadian the series lead in the Pro XCT women's standings after two events with 375 points. Last is close behind Batty with 340 points, followed by Chloe Woodruff (Crankbrothers Race Club 11) with 300 points, and Erin Huck (Tokyo Joe's) with 260 points. Mellow Johnny's Classic winner Rebecca Henderson (Trek Factory Racing) is fifth in the women's standings with 250 points. Henderson was racing at home in Australia instead of at Bonelli Park.

Trek Factory Racing maintains its lead in the Pro XCT team standings after two of nine races on the calendar with 935 points. Sho-Air-Cannondale sits in second place with 540 points, followed by Specialized Racing in third place with 525. BMC MTB Development Team has a slim lead over Kona for the fourth-place spot with 145 points to Kona's 140 points.

Elite men US Pro XCT standings after two rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jeremiah Bishop 450  pts
2 Todd Wells 350  
3 Sam Schultz 280  
4 Daniel McConnell 250  
5 Raphael Gagne 200  
6 Ryan Woodall 195  
6 Benjamin Sonntag 195  
7 Derek Zandstra 150  
8 Mitchell Hoke 145  
9 Cameron Jette 140  
9 Antoine Caron* 140  
10 Colin Cares 120  
10 Adam Morka 120  
11 Zachary Valdez* 111  
12 Russell Finsterwald* 100  
13 Alexander Grant 90  
14 Kris Sneddon 85  
15 Robert McCarty 81  
16 Tristan Uhl 80  
16 Kerry Werner* 80  
17 Casey Williams* 78  
18 Jason Sager 75  
19 Payson McElveen* 70  
19 Travis Woodruff 70  
20 Peter Glassford 65  
21 Macky Franklin 60  
21 Barry Wicks 60  
22 Keegan Swenson* 55  
22 Rotem Ishay 55  
23 Cole Oberman 51  
24 Menso de Jong 50  
24 Michael Zanetti* 50  
25 JoseJuan Escarcega 40  
25 Colin Osborn 40  
26 Kalan Beisel 38  
27 Miguel Valadez 36  
28 Clinton Claassen 34  
28 William Melone 34  
29 Connor McCutcheon* 32  
29 Tristan Cowie 32  
30 Ryan Chandler 28  
30 Drew Edsall 28  
31 Shawn Milne 26  
31 David Hanes 26  
32 Ignacio Torres* 24  
33 Joel Titius* 23  
33 Matt Gordon 23  
34 Bryan Fawley 22  
34 Jason Siegle 22  
35 Riley Howard* 21  
36 Ivan Lizardi 20  
36 Sean Donovan 20  
37 Ernie Watenpaugh 19  
37 Elliot Reinecke 19  
38 Jonathan Sundt 18  
38 Samuel Morrison 18  
39 Craig Wohlschlaeger 17  
39 Taylor Smith* 17  
39 Kyle Taylor 17  
40 Mathieu Bilodeau 16  
41 Ely Woody 15  
42 Jacob Albrecht* 14  
42 Charles Jenkins 14  
43 Nathan Guerra 13  
43 Jakub Valigura 13  
44 Nathan Brown 12  
44 Kevin Bradford-Parish 12  
45 Blake Harlan 11  
46 Eliel Anttila* 10  
46 Keith Hargis 10  
47 Billy Wood 9  
47 JuanCarlos NunezGalvan* 9  
48 Brad Wilhelm 8  
49 Derek Hermon 7  
50 Nick Truitt 6  
51 Hal Helbock 5  
51 Garet Steinmetz 5  
52 Craig Kunz 4  
52 Thomas Turner 4  
53 Gerald Drummond* 3  
53 Sam Gross* 3  
54 Wiley Mosley 2  
55 Alex Wild* 1  
55 Garnet Vertican 1  
Elite women US Pro XCT standings after two rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Emily Batty 375  pts
2 Annie Last 340  
3 Chloe Woodruff 300  
4 Erin Huck 260  
5 Rebecca Henderson* 250  
5 Lesley Paterson 250  
6 Christina Gokey-Smith 230  
7 Judy Freeman 210  
8 Erica Tingey 200  
9 Lea Davison 175  
10 Nina Baum 165  
11 Rebecca Gross 150  
12 Amanda Sin 120  
13 Jamie Busch 85  
14 Larissa Fitchett 80  
15 Lisa Uranga 70  
15 Krista Park 70  
16 Victoria Barclay 65  
16 Shayna Powless* 65  
17 Mikaela Kofman 60  
17 Karlee Gendron* 60  
18 Kata Skaggs 55  
18 Katherine Sherwin 55  
19 Sydney Fox 50  
19 Amy Beisel 50  
20 Deidre York* 45  
21 Anna Dvorak 40  
22 BETH UTLEY 38  
23 Vanessa Humic 36  
Teams US Pro XCT standings after two rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Trek Factory Racing 935  pts
2 Sho-Air/Cannondale 540  
3 Specialized Racing 525  
4 BMC MTB Development Team 145  
5 Kona 140  

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