The women's pro race at the Commerce Bank Liberty Classic marked the 18th event on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar on June 8. The 1.1-rated UCI women's event saw Dutch woman Chantal Beltman (High Road) out sprint the all-star women's field to the line on Sunday in downtown Philadelphia.
With 12 men's races and 16 women's events on the 2008 NRC now complete, Australian Rory Sutherland (Health Net Maxxis) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men's side while Canadian Leah Goldstein (Valueact Capitol) is the current women's leader. The teams currently atop the standings include the Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis in the men's rankings and the Cheerwine Professional Cycling Team in the women's.
The next race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar will be the 2.1-rated Nature Valley Grand Prix which takes place throughout Minnesota from June 11-15.