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Davison and Plaxton top final US Pro XCT standings

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Cycling News
Published:
July 28, 2011, 17:47 BST,
Updated:
July 28, 2011, 18:46 BST
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, Monday, August 1, 2011
Race:
US Pro XCT #6: Missoula Montana Cross Country
Lea Davison (Specialized) descends "the wall" with a lead over Katerina Nash (Luna)

Lea Davison (Specialized) descends "the wall" with a lead over Katerina Nash (Luna)

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National series wrapped up in Missoula, Montana

Lea Davison (Specialized) won the final race on USA Cycling's Pro Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) calendar (Pro XCT), the Missoula XC on Marshall Mountain in Missoula, Montana to overcome a 10-point deficit to Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team) and top the final women's standings. Despite hometown hero Sam Schultz (Subaru-Trek) winning the last race on the US Pro XCT schedule, Max Plaxton (Specialized USA Factory Racing) topped the men's standings.

Todd Wells (Specialized Factory Racing) finished between Plaxton and Schultz in the final standings. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Trek) finished fourth, 30 points ahead of Adam Craig (Rabobank-Giant).

Davison and Gould were followed by Emily Batty (Subaru-Trek) in third place while Chloe Forsman (BMC MTB Development Team) placed fourth and Krista Park (Cannondale-No Tubes) finished fifth in the final women's Pro XCT standings.

In earning her first win on the Pro XCT, Davison was nearly two minutes faster than her closest competitor, Heather Irmiger (Subaru-Trek), and three minutes faster than Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) in the final results. Nash took a slight lead on the second of the four-lap women's contest. Davison capitalized on Nash riding off the singletrack to take the lead and never relinquished it. Proving to be the fastest climber and a strong descender, Davison gradually expanded her lead throughout the remaining two laps of the race.

Schultz won with a time of 1:18:49, one minute faster than his teammate Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Trek) and 2:34 faster than series winner Plaxton. The top three finishers in the final results stayed together through the first four of five laps of a course that has a lot of steep climbing, sharp descents and not a lot of recovery. Schultz countered to regain the lead and maintain his advantage through the descents, although the three riders stayed tightly packed. Schultz emerged in front on the final lap and, using the raucous energy from friends and family scattered throughout the course, rode away from Plaxton and Horgan-Kobelski for the win.

See Cyclingnews' full coverage of the US Pro XCT finals in Missoula, Montana.

US Pro XCT final standings

Elite men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Max Plaxton 1140  pts
2 Todd Wells 910  
3 Sam Schultz 890  
4 Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski 750  
5 Adam Craig 720  
6 Stephen Ettinger 630  
7 Sid Taberlay 590  
8 Spencer Paxson 565  
9 Jeremiah Bishop 560  
10 Geoff Kabush 480  
11 Rotem Ishay 445  
12 Adam Morka 420  
13 Barry Wicks 300  
14 Kerry Werner 259  
15 Ryan Woodall 256  
16 Mitchell Hoke 254  
17 Raphael Gagne 250  
18 Carl Decker 250  
19 Ryan Trebon 210  
20 Ignacio Torres 202  
21 Tj Woodruff 189  
22 Kris Sneddon 188  
23 Troy Wells 187  
24 Jason Sager 185  
25 Jack Hinkens 174  
26 Juan Carlos Herndandez 160  
27 Drew Edsall 158  
28 Peter Glassford 155  
29 Justin Lindine 142  
30 Lachlan Norris 130  
31 Derek Zandstra 130  
32 Dana Weber 112  
33 Benjamin Sonntag 85  
34 Seamus Powell 80  
35 Thomas Turner 80  
36 John Curry 80  
37 Bryson Perry 72  
38 Colton Andersen 70  
39 Colin Cares 69  
40 Russell Finsterwald 66  
41 Alejando Barajas 55  
42 Emmanuel Valencia 52  
43 Brad Bingham 50  
44 Tristan Schouten 50  
45 Vincent Lombardi 50  
46 Brian Matter 45  
47 Rick Wetherald 42  
48 Jesse Anthony 40  
49 Matt Gordon 40  
50 John Nobil 40  
51 Miguel Valadez 39  
52 Bryan Fawley 35  
53 Nathan Guerra 35  
54 Kalan Beisel 35  
55 Joshua Carlson 32  
56 Ben Parsons 30  
57 Mitch Bailey 30  
58 Antoine Caron 28  
59 Blake Harlan 28  
60 Adam Snyder 28  
61 Kevin Fish 26  
62 Mike Phillips 26  
63 Thomas Sampson 25  
64 Francis Morin 24  
65 Brandon Draugelis 24  
66 Zachary Valdez 23  
67 Eric Batty 23  
68 Lukas Buchli 22  
69 Tad Elliott 20  
70 Jose Juan Escarcega 20  
71 Brian Van Ulden 20  
72 Phil Grove 18  
73 Jeff Herrera 18  
74 Ben Bostrom 18  
75 Jorge Munoz 18  
76 Cody Kaiser 16  
77 Brady Kappius 16  
78 Tyson Wagler 16  
79 Sean Donovan 14  
80 Jason Siegle 14  
81 Aaron Elwell 12  
82 David Tinker Juarez 12  
83 Peter Ostroski 10  
84 Marton Blazso 10  
85 Aaron Bradford 9  
86 Lucas Brusseau 9  
87 Kevin Bradford-Paris 8  
88 Martin Cox 8  
89 Kevin Smallman 8  
90 Jason Young 7  
91 Andy Schultz 6  
92 Tim Allen 6  
93 John Rines 6  
94 Ken Onodera 5  
95 Craig Wohlschlae 5  
96 Brent Gorman 4  
97 Anthony Sinyard 4  
98 Ned Overend 4  
99 Blake Zumbrunnen 3  
100 Menso De Jong 3  
101 Graham Aldredge 3  
102 Jim Hewett 3  
103 Ronald Stawicki 3  
104 Wiley Mosley 2  
105 Colin Osborn 2  
106 Darrin Braun 1  
107 David Hanes 1  
Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lea Davison 1090  pts
2 Georgia Gould 910  
3 Emily Batty 880  
4 Chloe Forsman 810  
5 Krista Park 738  
6 Heather Irmiger 700  
7 Judy Freeman 595  
8 Sarah Kaufmann 486  
9 Zephanie Blasi 470  
10 Kelli Emmett 400  
11 Catherine Pendrel 390  
12 Carolyn Popovic 351  
13 Katerina Nash 350  
14 Erica Zaveta 345  
15 Amanda Carey 340  
16 Daniela Campuzano Chavez 328  
17 Kathy Sherwin 320  
18 Nina Baum 300  
19 Lydia Tanner 172  
20 Teal Stetson-Lee 170  
21 Marie-Helen Premont 160  
22 Pua Mata 140  
23 Amanda Sin 130  
24 Linnea Koons 128  
25 Mical Dyck 120  
26 Laura Lorenza Morfin Ma Couzet 110  
27 Shannon Gibson 105  
28 Kaila Hart 94  
29 Kelsy Bingham 90  
30 Sarah Maile 85  
31 Jenna Rinehart 80  
32 Erica Tingey 70  
33 Deyanira Guerrero 69  
34 Abby Strigel 60  
35 Laura Bietola 55  
36 Bryna Blanchard 55  
37 Rebecca Rusch 50  
38 Catherine Vipond 45  
39 Aleksandra Mooradian 35  
40 Susan Stephens 35  
41 Susan Butler 30  
42 Kim Eppen 28  
43 Danelle Kabush 28  
44 Kristina Laforge 26  
45 Melanie Colavito 24  
46 Alice Pennington 24  
47 Meghan Korol 22  
48 Lisa Krayer 20  
49 Rebecca Beaumont 20  
50 Brandi Heisterman 18  
51 Maren Cosens 16  
52 Susan Juedes 14  
53 Rebecca Blatt 12  
54 Caroline Mani 10  
55 Anna Fortner 9  
56 Caley Brooks 8  
57 Laura Winberry 7  

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