Prado assumes top spot in US Pro UET

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) TeamResult
1Manuel Prado120 pts
2Colin Cares60 
3Jay Henry40 
4Jonny Hintze40 
5Jonathan Schottler40 
6Kelly Magelky30 
7Brett Nichols30 
8Lee Unwin30 
9Nathan Rice25 
10Brian Smith25 
11Sam Young25 
12John Reuter18 
13Christian Tanguy18 
14Joe Gallegos16 
15Taylor Shelden16 
16Chris Cook14 
17Travis Scheefer14 
18Tim Allen12 
19Ryon Butterfield12 
20Greg Krause10 
21Colby Pearce8 
22Jesse Jakomait6 
23Ezekiel Hersh4 
24Daniel Matheny3 
25Nick Truitt2 
26Ken Benesh1 
Women's standings with two rounds remaining
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pua Mata180 pts
2Jennifer Smith40 
3Andrea Wilson40 
4Jana Repulski40 
5Kelly Boniface30 
6Rebecc Rusch30 
7Jennifer Gersbach25 
8Lynn Stott25 
9Sonya Bugbee18 
10Muffy Ritz18 
11Jennifer Tilley16 
12Amy Chiuchiolo16 
13Sarah Rawley14 
14India Wysong14 

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