Cantwell continues pressure on Mancebo at top of NRC

Fly V Australia rider eyeing overall title

Jonathan Cantwell's (Fly V Australia) win at the Boise Twilight criterium on Saturday propelled the Australian to third on the overall in the USA's National Racing Calendar rankings, eclipsing Frank Pipp (Bissell). The prolific sprinter also closed on current leader Francisco Mancebo (

Fly V Australia dominated Boise, taking three of the top five positions. Ben Kersten (Fly V Australia) who won last year's race placed second behind Cantwell and now moves into the top 25 of the overall standings.

In the team's competition Bissell Pro Cycling has extended its lead over UnitedHealthcare courtesy of Frank Pipp's creditable sixth place in Boise. Bissell now have a 102 point advantage but there are still eight races left in the men's calendar and nothing is decided.

The next race for the men is the Cascade Cycling Classic which starts today in Bend, Oregon.

Women's rankings

The women's rankings remain unchanged since there was no event for them in Boise. Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) and Colavita/Forno d'Asolo retain their positions atop the rankings. The women's peloton returns to racing, like the men, at the Cascade Cycling Classic.

Men's NRC standings 18/7/11
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Realcyclist.com575 pts
2Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare523 
3Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia460 
4K Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team430 
5Carlos Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy360 
6Alejandro Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home354 
7Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealt344 
8Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare343 
9Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare313 
10Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda312 
11Andres Diaz Corales (Col) Team Exergy311 
12Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team305 
13Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team247 
14Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare228 
15Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home221 
16Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda205 
17Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home202 
18Michael Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing199 
19Ben Kersten (USA) Fly V Australia190 
20Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team182 
21Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home176 
22Cesar Grajales (Col) Realcyclist.com166 
23Scott Lyttle (NZl) PureBlack Racing165 
24Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling Team162 
25Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy161 
Men's Team Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bissell Pro Cycling Team1817 pts
3Jamis/Sutter Home1195 
4Team Exergy1073 
5PureBlack Racing809 
7Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda767 
8Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth628 
9Chipotle Development Team487 
10Trek Livestrong U23 Team468 
Women's NRC Standings 18/7/11
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amber Neben (USA) HTC - Highroad Women536 pts
2Janel Holcomb (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo482 
3Erinne Willock (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top355 
4Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo325 
5Kristin Armstrong Savola (USA)315 
6Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC - Highroad Women306 
7Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo300 
8Joelle Numainville (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top283 
9Laura Van Gilder (USA)281 
10Kathryn Donovan (USA)249 
11Clara Hughes (USA) Canadian National Team244 
12Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Rouse Bicycles' Elite Women's Team213 
13Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top207 
14Mara Abbott (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara201 
15Carmen Small (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top192 
16Lex Albrecht (USA)189 
17Andrea Dvorak (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo183 
18Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo181 
19Anne Samplonius (USA)180 
20Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO/To the Top176 
21Jennifer Purcell (USA)161 
22Ally Stacher (USA) HTC - Highroad Women160 
23Jade Wilcoxson (USA)160 
24Lauren Hall (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo156 
25Kristin Sanders (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo153 
Women's Team Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Colavita/Forno d'Asolo2449 pts
2Team TIBCO/To the Top1673 
3HTC - Highroad Women1260 
4Diadora Pasta Zara462 
5Primal/MapMyRider Women's Racing332 
6Missing Link Coaching Systems/Specialized304 
7Rouse Bicycles' Elite Women's Team198 
8Team Kenda p/b Gear Grinder133 
9ABD Cycling Team36 
10Nova Cycle Ports Foundation, Inc.9 

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