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Prado assumes top spot in US Pro UET

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Cycling News
Published:
July 29, 2011, 19:30 BST,
Updated:
July 29, 2011, 20:32 BST
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, Monday, August 1, 2011
Race:
US Pro UET #3: Galena Grinder
Manuel Prado (Sho-Air Specialized) was quite far back with one lap to go

Manuel Prado (Sho-Air Specialized) was quite far back with one lap to go

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Mata expands lead in women's series

The USA Cycling Professional Ultra Endurance Tour (US Pro UET) continued last weekend with the Galena Grinder in Ketchum, Idaho. With two remaining rounds, Manuel Prado and Pua Mata (both Sho-Air/Specialized) lead the series standings.

Prado won the 45-mile Galena Grinder ahead of Jonny Hintze (Bikers Edge) and Brett Nichols and now holds a 60-point lead over Colin Cares (Kenda-Felt) in the men's series standings. Jay Henry, Hintze and Jonathan Schottler (Michelob Ultra-Big Shark) are tied for third place with 40 points each.

Mata all but cemented her position atop the women's standings by winning her third of three events, thus far. Mata had already won the Spa City Extreme 6-Hour in March and the Firecracker 50 earlier this month.

Three women are tied for second place, trailing Mata by 80 points. Jennifer Smith (Alpine Orthopaedics), Andrea Wilson (Mid South Velo) and Jana Repulski each have 40 points. Kelly Boniface and Rebecca Rusch (Specialized) are tied for fifth with 30 points apiece.

In the Galena Grinder, Mata impressively finished the race second among all riders - male and female - only three minutes behind Prado in the final results.

The next US Pro UET event will be the Hampshire 100 in Greenfield, New Hampshire on August 21.

US Pro UET standings

Men's standings with two rounds remaining
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Manuel Prado 120  pts
2 Colin Cares 60  
3 Jay Henry 40  
4 Jonny Hintze 40  
5 Jonathan Schottler 40  
6 Kelly Magelky 30  
7 Brett Nichols 30  
8 Lee Unwin 30  
9 Nathan Rice 25  
10 Brian Smith 25  
11 Sam Young 25  
12 John Reuter 18  
13 Christian Tanguy 18  
14 Joe Gallegos 16  
15 Taylor Shelden 16  
16 Chris Cook 14  
17 Travis Scheefer 14  
18 Tim Allen 12  
19 Ryon Butterfield 12  
20 Greg Krause 10  
21 Colby Pearce 8  
22 Jesse Jakomait 6  
23 Ezekiel Hersh 4  
24 Daniel Matheny 3  
25 Nick Truitt 2  
26 Ken Benesh 1  
Women's standings with two rounds remaining
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pua Mata 180  pts
2 Jennifer Smith 40  
3 Andrea Wilson 40  
4 Jana Repulski 40  
5 Kelly Boniface 30  
6 Rebecc Rusch 30  
7 Jennifer Gersbach 25  
8 Lynn Stott 25  
9 Sonya Bugbee 18  
10 Muffy Ritz 18  
11 Jennifer Tilley 16  
12 Amy Chiuchiolo 16  
13 Sarah Rawley 14  
14 India Wysong 14  

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