Warren and Kintner win US Pro GRT

Northstar Downhill wraps up the series

USA Cycling's Pro Gravity Tour (US Pro GRT) finished this weekend with the Northstar Downhill in Truckee, California. Finishing second at Northstar Cody Warren (DRD X-Fusion Intense) earned the men's overall title, while Jill Kintner (Transition Racing) topped the women's standings despite not contesting the series finale.

Binggeli (KHS Bicycle) won the men's race to catapult himself from ninth place on June 27 to second place in the final men's Pro GRT standings. Warren maintained his top position in the final standings after placing second in the race. Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) finished the season tied with Curtis Keene (Specialized-SRAM) for third in the rankings while Justin Leov (Trek World Racing) was fifth.

In the series finale at Northstar, Binggeli was the only professional rider to complete the 1.97-mile course in under four minutes, finishing in 3:59.6 to win the men's contest. Warren finished second, 2.5 seconds ahead of Keene in the Northstar downhill's final results.

The course for the professional men and women started at 7,638 feet of elevation and covered 1,096 feet, finishing at mid-mountain of Northstar-at-Tahoe's Mountain Bike Park - 6,542 feet of elevation.

Jill Kintner (Transition Racing) topped the final women's Pro GRT standings after winning each of the three races she entered. Darian Harvey (Vixen Racing) jumped from third on June 27 into second in the final standings, sliding Jacqueline Harmony (All Mountain Cyclery-Vixen Racing) into third overall. Mary Moncorge (Santa Cruz Alliance) moved from sixth into a tie with Joanna Petterson (Specialized) for fourth place in the standings after her third place finish in Truckee.

Katie Holden (Specialized USA) won the Tahoe Pro GRT finale by 1.5 seconds over Harvey. Moncorge, who finished third, was only 4.2 seconds behind Holden. Fourth place rider Cierra Smith (Specialized Allride Academy) was three seconds faster than Tasa Herndon (Vixen Racing).


Men's final US Pro GRT standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Cody Warren144 pts
2Logan Binggeli106 
3Aaron Gwin100 
4Curtis Keene100 
5Justin Leov70 
6Richard Rude68 
7Neko Mulally62 
8Jared Graves60 
9Danny Hart60 
10Kevin Aiello53 
11Ben Furbee44 
12Tyler Immer42 
13Brad Benedict41 
14Andrew Neethling40 
15Duncan Riffle30 
16Lars Sternberg28 
17Brian Buell21 
18Bryn Atkinson20 
19Jason Memmelaar19 
20Mikey Sylvestri18 
21Scott Papola18 
22Eliot Jackson16 
23Dean Tennent16 
24JD Swanguen16 
25Benjamin Moody14 
26Joey Schusler14 
27Ricardo Preciado14 
28Tyler Allison10 
29Shaun O'Connor10 
30Mitch Ropelato10 
31Ryan Condrashoff10 
32David Van Oorschot8 
33Chris Heath6 
34Kain Leonard6 
35Luke Strobel6 
36Brad King6 
37Trevor Trinkino4 
38Evan Geankoplis4 
39Hans Lambert2 
40Nathaniel Hills2 
41Graeme Pitts1 
42Bryson Martin1 
Women's final US Pro GRT standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Jill Kitner180 pts
2Darian Harvey120 
3Jacqueline Harmony100 
4Mary Moncorge80 
5Joanna Petterson80 
6Lauren Daney71 
7Katie Holden60 
8Jaime Rees56 
9Becky Gardner56 
10Cierra Smith45 
11Miranda Miller40 
12Rae Gandolf32 
13Melissa Buhl30 
14Katherine Short30 
15Vaea Verbeeck25 
16Tasa Herndon20 
17Ana Rodriquez20 
18Dawn Fidler18 
19Julie Olsen16 
20Gabriela Williams16 
21Adrienne Schneider14 
22Hillary Elgert14 
23Hannah Trimble12 
24Jennifer Wolf12 
25Amber Price8 
26Neven Steinmetz6 

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