Shake-up in NRC rankings after Cascade Classic

Holcomb moves into top spot, as Mancebo consolidates lead

The Cascade Cycling Classic concluded on July 24 and there were some big changes in the National Racing Calendar (NRC) standings. Janel Holcomb (Colavita-Forno d'Asolo) finally regained her lead after losing it to Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) earlier in the year. Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) built on his already commanding lead in the standings but there were some big changes in the top 10.

Men's Standings

Mancebo's return to racing for the Cascade Cycling Classic was a successful one. The Spaniard won the time trial on stage two and finished in the top-three on two other occasions to take a convincing overall victory. The win increased the RealCyclist.com rider's buffer at the top to 299 points.

Chris Baldwin (Bissell) moved from 12th to 5th place after his own impressive performance in the Cascade Classic. Teammate Frank Pipp did enough to close his deficit to Jonathan Cantwell (V-Australia) and the two are now tied in third overall in the standings. Australian Lachlan Morton (Chipotle Development) also jumped up the standings courtesy of his second overall in the race.

In the team standings, Bissell have extended their lead largely thanks to the non-attendance of UnitedHealthcare. Bissell's lead now stands at 366 points.

Women's Standings

Holcomb's impressive overall victory in the Cascade women's race has put her back in control of the Women's NRC standings. The Colavita-Forno d'Asolo rider didn't win a stage but rode a consistent race in Oregon to take maximum points. Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) remains in second place overall despite having missed a number of NRC races due to her focus on her European schedule.

Colavita-Forno d'Asolo extended their lead courtesy of Holcomb's win and like Bissell look unlikely to be beaten in the team's standings.

Men's Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Realcyclist.com822 pts
2Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare523 
3Jonathan Cantwell (Aus)460 
4K Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team460 
5Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team397 
6Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealt383 
7Carlos Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy360 
8Alejandro Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home354 
9Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare343 
10Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home319 
11Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare313 
12Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda312 
13Andres Diaz Corales (Col) Team Exergy311 
14Lachlan Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development Team297 
15Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling Team273 
16Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team247 
17Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare228 
18Cesar Grajales (Col) Realcyclist.com224 
19Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda205 
20Michael Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing204 
21Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home202 
22Matt Cooke (USA)196 
23Ben Kersten (USA) Team Exergy190 
24Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team182 
25Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home182 
Women's Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janel Holcomb (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo670 pts
2Amber Neben (USA) HTC - Highroad Women536 
3Erinne Willock (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top453 
4Kristin Armstrong Savola (USA)417 
5Clara Hughes (USA)409 
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo348 
7Anne Samplonius (USA)335 
8Joelle Numainville (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top310 
9Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC - Highroad Women306 
10Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo300 
11Laura Van Gilder (USA)281 
12Kathryn Donovan (USA)259 
13Andrea Dvorak (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo232 
14Carmen Small (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top230 
15Tara Whitten (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top214 
16Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Rouse Bicycles' Elite Women's Team213 
17Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top207 
18Jade Wilcoxson (USA)205 
19Mara Abbott (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara201 
20Kristin McGrath (USA)197 
21Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo196 
22Lex Albrecht (USA)189 
23Lauren Hall (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo181 
24Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo181 
25Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO/To the Top176 
Men's Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bissell Pro Cycling  
Women's Team Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Colavita/Forno d'Asolo  

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