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Toona tightens men's and women's NRC standings

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July 12, 2011, 16:13 BST,
July 12, 2011, 18:06 BST
Second Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Tour de Toona
Frank Pipp jumped into third place of the men's National Racing Calendar standings after a strong performance at the Tour de 'Toona

Frank Pipp jumped into third place of the men's National Racing Calendar standings after a strong performance at the Tour de 'Toona

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Pipp moves to third while Bissell overtakes UHC

With nine events remaining on USA cycling’s NRC, the overall rankings have become tighter than ever. The biggest mover was Frank Pipp (Bissell Pro Cycling) who jumped from seventh to third place after a solid ride in the Tour de Toona.

Pipp finished sixth in the race but due to the non-participation of current NRC leader, Francisco Mancebo, the American was able to claw back much of the’s advantage. Jacobe Keough (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling) currently lying in second also closed on Mancebo after continuing his successful 2011 season with third place in the Glencoe Grand Prix at the end of June.

Mancebo’s team didn’t race the Tour de Toona and thus it unsurprising to see the Spaniards overall lead being diminished. Mancebo had a stellar start to the season, and has said publicly that he is aiming for some of the stage races in the second half of the American summer.

Bissell Pro Cycling assumed the lead in the men's team standings and now holds a 57-point edge on UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling. The two teams have been exchanging the lead all season and with plenty of races left, it’s still unclear which team will take top honours in 2011.

Women’s Standings

The women’s NRC standings are also closer than ever. Amber Neben's (HTC Highroad Women) lead over Janel Holcomb (Colavita-Forno d'Asolo) has been reduced to a slender 54 points. Holcomb took top honours in the Tour de Toona to shave Neben’s margin by 108 points at the top. Canadian Erinne Willock (Team TIBCO to the Top) remains in third place a further 127 points behind Holcomb.

Colavita-Forno d'Asolo continued to build on their lead in the women's NRC team standings. Colavita currently lead by 776 points over second placed Team TIBCO to the Top.

Like the men, much of the movement in the women’s standings comes from a number of higher profile riders being otherwise engaged in bigger races taking place in Europe. The HTC-Highroad Women’s team sent a strong team to the Giro Donne, and thus fell in the standings.

Men's individual standings Top 25
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) 575  pts
2 Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare 523  
3 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team 385  
4 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Fly V Australia 360  
5 Alejandro Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home 354  
6 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealt 344  
7 Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare 343  
8 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare 313  
9 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda 312  
10 Andres Diaz Corales (Col) Team Exergy 311  
11 Carlos Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy 305  
12 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team 305  
13 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team 247  
14 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare 228  
15 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home 221  
16 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda 205  
17 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home 202  
18 Michael Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing 199  
19 Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team 182  
20 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home 176  
21 Cesar Grajales (Col) 166  
22 Scott Lyttle (NZl) PureBlack Racing 165  
23 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling Team 162  
24 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 161  
25 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development Team 157  
Women's Individual Standings Top 25
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Amber Neben (USA) HTC - Highroad Women 536  pts
2 Janel Holcomb (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 482  
3 Erinne Willock (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top 355  
4 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 325  
5 Kristin Armstrong Savola (USA) 315  
6 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC - Highroad Women 306  
7 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 300  
8 Joelle Numainville (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top 283  
9 Laura Van Gilder (USA) 281  
10 Kathryn Donovan (USA) 249  
11 Clara Hughes (Can) 244  
12 Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Rouse Bicycles' Elite Women's Team 213  
13 Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top 207  
14 Mara Abbott (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara 201  
15 Carmen Small (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top 192  
16 Lex Albrecht (Can) 189  
17 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 183  
18 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 181  
19 Anne Samplonius (USA) 180  
20 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO/To the Top 176  
21 Jennifer Purcell (USA) 161  
22 Ally Stacher (USA) HTC - Highroad Women 160  
23 Jade Wilcoxson 160  
24 Lauren Hall (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 156  
25 Kristin Sanders (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 153  
Men's Team Standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Bissell Pro Cycling Team 1772  pts
2 UnitedHealthcare 1715  
3 Jamis/Sutter Home 1189  
4 Team Exergy 1018  
5 PureBlack Racing 809  
6 801  
7 Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda 767  
8 Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealth 628  
9 Chipotle Development Team 487  
10 Trek Livestrong U23 Team 468  
11 Team Type 1 391  
12 Kenda 5 Hour Energy p/b Geargrinder 282  
13 SKLZ p/b Pista Place 185  
14 ELBOWZ Racing 184  
15 Team Rio Grande Racing, Inc 174  
16 Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop 164  
17 CashCall Mortgage 117  
18 California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 74  
19 Chemstar p/b UnitedHealthcare Elite Cycling Team 61  
20 XO Communications / Battley H-D 58  
21 Hagens Berman Cycling 50  
22 Stan's NoTubes / AXA Equitable / CRCA 47  
23 Wonderful Pistachios 47  
24 Kelly Benefit Stratergies/Lateral Stress Velo 41  
25 Team Globalbike 37  
26 Elite Amateur Cycling Team 31  
27 Mercy Elite Cycling Team 19  
28 RideClean p/b 10  
29 Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team 5  
Women's Team Standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Colavita/Forno d'Asolo 2449  pts
2 Team TIBCO/To the Top 1673  
3 HTC - Highroad Women 1260  
4 Diadora Pasta Zara 462  
5 Primal/MapMyRider Women's Racing 332  
6 Missing Link Coaching Systems/Specialized 304  
7 Rouse Bicycles' Elite Women's Team 198  
8 Team Kenda p/b Gear Grinder 133  
9 ABD Cycling Team 36  
10 Nova Cycle Ports Foundation, Inc. 9  
11 Webcor / Alto Velo 3  

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