Morton takes UCI America Tour crown

Holowesko-Citadel tops team standings

Australian Lachlan Morton (Jelly Belly-Maxxis) was crowned overall winner of the UCI Americas Tour continental circuit, which concluded in October with the Tobago Cycling Classic.

The remaining 2016 races on the continent: Vuelta Guatemala, October 24-November 11, the Gran Premio de San Jose, November 12, and the Vuelta Popular a Costa Rica, December 13-25, are on the 2017 America Tour.

Morton enjoyed a stellar season, taking out overall wins in the Tour of the Gila and Tour of Utah, and was en route to a high overall finish in the Tour of California before a crash on stage 4 to Laguna Seca took him out of action.

"This is a great recognition of an incredible season for Lachlan," said Jelly Belly Director Danny van Haute. "The Americas Tour overall is awarded to an individual, but the team played an enormous part in putting Lachlan into that position and everyone on this year's team should be proud."

Holowesko-Citadel's Robin Carpenter was second in the individual rankings behind Morton, thanks to his victory in the Tour of Alberta. Cannondale-Drapac's Andrew Talansky, third in the Tour of Utah and fourth in California, was third.

The North Americans dominated the team standings, with Holowesko-Citadel taking the top spot by a slim 13 points over Canadian squad Silber Pro Cycling. Axeon Hagens Berman was third.

2016 UCI America Tour

Individual Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lachlan Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly - Maxxis326 pts
2Robin Carpenter (USA) Holowesko - Citadel277 
3Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale - Drapac265 
4Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda (Ecu) Strongman-Campagnolo Wilier250 
5Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling245 
6Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - QuickStep245 
7Travis McCabe (USA) Holowesko - Citadel240 
8Ramirez Chacon Brayan Stiven (Col) Movistar228 
9Jonathan Monsalve (Ven)224 
10Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling212 
11Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling183 
12Adrien Costa (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman175 
13Rohan Denis (Aus) BMC Racing Team170 
14Manuel Rodas Ochoa (Gua)155 
15Eric Marcotte (USA) Team Jamis152 
16Frayre Moctezuma Eder (Mex)148 
17Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team140 
18Benjamin Perry (Can) Silber Pro Cycling137 
19Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare133 
20Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar132.25 
Team Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team660 pts
2Silber Pro Cycling647 
3Axeon Hagens Berman547 
4Rally Cycling526 
5Jelly Belly - Maxxis450 
6Team Jamis374 
7UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team330 
8Movistar Team291 
9Strongman-Campagnolo Wilier273 
10Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour272 
11Lupus Racing Team181 
12EPM-Une-Área Metropolitana171 
13Garneau - Québecor169 
14Start - Vaxes Cycling Team140 
15Caja Rural - Seguros RGA131 
16Sindicato Empleados Públicos of San Juan125 
17Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team112 
18Fortuneo - Vital Concept110 
19Team Ecuador106 
20Team Illuminate93  

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