By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor in Philadelphia
The results for the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling have been re-tabulated following the second round in Reading, PA. This is in accordance with the rule stating a rider must start all three Triple Crown races to be eligible for the overall prize of $10,000 and a new Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUV for the pro men and $5,000 for the pro/elite women.
Sergey Lagutin (Navigators Insurance) of Uzbekistan is still leading for being the most consistent finisher in the first two races, including a second place in Reading. Jackson Stewart (Kodak Gallery-Sierra Nevada) trails Lagutin by only eight points followed by Juan Jose Haedo (Toyota-United Pro). Defending champion Chris Wherry is tied for thirteenth with eight.
In the pro women’s competition Ina Teutenberg (T-Mobile) has a commanding lead with a perfect 80 points. She is followed in the overall classification by Gina Grain (Colavita-Cooking Light) in second. Tied for third with 28 points are Laura Van Gilder (TEAm Lipton) and Katherine Carroll (Victory Brewing).
The racing will be even more interesting in the final as the points on offer will double, with 100 for first, 70 for second, 40 for third and down to fifteenth place following the UCI point scale.