Davids takes over US Pro UET lead

Stage set for finale in Snowmass

Brendon Davids (Sho-Air - Specialized) earned the victory at the Galena Grinder Whit Henry Memorial, on Saturday in Idaho and took the overall USA Cycling Pro Ultra Endurance Tour (Pro UET) lead. Monique "Pua" Mata (Team Sho-Air Specialized) tallied yet another victory, adding to her commanding series lead on the women's side with only one event remaining.

Davids took advantage of the absence of the US Pro UET's former leader, David "Tinker" Juarez (Cannondale Factory) and rode to a more than one-minute win over Boise's Michael Tobin, who also put together a strong ride for silver. Davids' previous pair of second place results combined with victory in the series' penultimate contest puts him just 20 points ahead of Juarez who has won both of the 2012 Pro UET events he has entered. Eric Bostrom (Team Sho-Air-Specialized) also remains in striking distance headed into the July 21 showdown in Snowmass, Colorado.

The reigning US Pro UET champion and current US Pro XCT leader Mata collected her fourth straight US Pro UET victory on the season earning the victory at Galena by more than 20 minutes. Amanda Carey (Kenda-Felt) had a solid ride in second place and Jessica Cerra (Calcoast Bikes) third. Carey's silver moves her into a four-way tie for third place in the series overall behind Tonya Bray (MTBchick.com) who sits in second.

See full results from the Galena Grinder.  Complete standings are below.

Men's US Pro UET Standings with one round remaining
#Rider Name (Country) TeamStandings
1Brendon Davids140 pts
2David Juarez120 
3Tinker Bostrom113 
4Eric Biese66 
5Kip Clark55 
6Ryan Fawley40 
7Bryan Tobin40 
8Michael Forcino36 
9Romolo Edsall30 
10Drew Weber30 
11Dana Mccalla25 
12Michael Titius25 
13Joel Elwell20 
14Aaron Miller18 
15Nathan Webber18 
16Frank Sinyard16 
17Anthony Andersen14 
18Peter Berning14 
19Jason Williams14 
20Casey Free12 
21Drew Munoz12 
22Danny Bierman10 
23Eric Siegle10 
24Jason Klamer8 
25Gabe Phillips8 
26Cody Keck6 
27Gabriel Nobil6 
28John Boffeli4 
29Shannon Romero4 
30Paul Pendleton3 
31Scott Van3 
32Ricco Buskirk2 
33Hubert Otlik  
Women's US Pro UET Standings with one round remaining
#Rider Name (Country) TeamStandings
1Pua Mata240 pts
2Tonya Bray60 
3Amanda Carey40 
4Sarah Jansen40 
5Jessica Noyola40 
6Andrea Wilson40 
7Jessica Cerra30 
8Karen Lundgren25 
9Jana Repulski25 
10Lauren Gregg18 
11Jennifer Hanks18 
12Jennifer Tobin16 
13Amy Fulwyler14 
14Stacee Johnson12 
Author: Cycling News

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