Wells moves into Pro XCT lead after Sea Otter Classic

Woodruff remains atop women's standings

Todd Wells (Specialized Racing) claimed the top spot in the USA Cycling Pro Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) men's standings with his performance at the Sea Otter Classic, while Chloe Woodruff (Crankbrothers Race Club 11) maintained a firm grasp on the women's lead.

Men

Wells, in third place, was the top American rider at the Sea Otter Classic on Saturday in Monterey, California. It gave him a total of 655 points for the season and moved him 10 points ahead of previous leader Jeremiah Bishop (Sho-Air/Cannondale) in the Pro XCT men's standings. Bishop finished in 11th in Monterey.

Benjamin Sonntag (American Interbanc) held on to third place in the standings with 333 points after an 18th-place finish, while Ryan Woodall (Top Gear Bicycles) leapfrogged the idle Sam Schultz (Trek Factory Racing) to move into fourth place with 285 points. Schultz sits in fifth place with 280 points.

Women

The top of the Pro XCT women's standings remained largely unchanged as the first six riders in the standings all placed in the top 20 at the Sea Otter Classic. Woodruff, Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) and Lea Davison (Specialized Factory Racing) all finished within a minute of each other in Monterey, with Batty placing eighth, Davison ninth and Woodruff 10th to maintain their top-three places in the standings.

Woodruff now leads with 505 points, followed by Batty (445) and Davison (410). Annie Last (Trek Factory Racing) kept pace in fourth place with a 13th-place finish on Sunday to give her 375 points. The only shakeup at the top of the standings was Erica Tingey (Jamis) emerging from a tie with Judy Freeman (Crankbrothers Race Club) to claim sole possession of fifth place with 325 points. Tingey crossed the line in 16th place at Sea Otter while Freeman was more than two minutes back in 20th position.

Team

With another strong performance in Monterey, Specialized Racing has pulled to within 10 points of leader Trek Factory Racing in the Pro XCT team standings. With five races remaining on the calendar, Trek Factory Racing holds a slim 1095-1085 lead over Specialized Racing. Sho-Air/Cannondale sits in third place with 901 points, followed by Kenda-Felt in fourth place with 401 points and Kona now cracking the top five with 283 points.

See full coverage from the Sea Otter Classic.

The next round of the Pro XCT will be at the Bump 'N Grind on Sunday, June 2, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Full Standings

Elite and U23* men US Pro XCT Standings after round 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Todd Wells655 pts
2Jeremiah Bishop645 
3Benjamin Sonntag333 
4Ryan Woodall285 
5Sam Schultz280 
6Cameron Jette273 
7Daniel Mcconnell250 
8Mitchell Hoke245 
9Alexander Grant201 
10Raphael Gagne200 
11Derek Zandstra190 
12Zachary Valdez*181 
13Miguel Martinez175 
14Antoine Caron*165 
15Colin Cares156 
16Geoff Kabush150 
17Adam Morka144 
18Casey Williams*133 
19Barry Wicks130 
20Lukas Flückiger115 
21Travis110 
22Kerry Werner*107 
23Robert Mccarty103 
24Russell Finsterwald*101 
25Max Plaxton100 
26Macky Franklin98 
26Kris Sneddon98 
27Christoph Sauser90 
28Menso De Jong84 
29Stephen Ettinger80 
29Tristan Uhl80 
30Peter Glassford77 
31Jason Sager75 
32Rotem Ishay73 
33Shawn Milne71 
34Payson Mcelveen*70 
35Clinton Claassen64 
36Ryan Trebon60 
36Sid Taberlay60 
37Jason Siegle57 
38Keegan Swenson*55 
38Emil Lindgren55 
39Cole Oberman51 
40Michael Zanetti*50 
41Elliot Reinecke40 
41Josejuan Escarcega40 
41Sean Donovan40 
41Colin Osborn40 
42Kalan Beisel38 
42Charles Jenkins38 
43Ivan Lizardi37 
43Jacob Albrecht*37 
44Miguel Valadez36 
45Kohei Yamamoto35 
46William Melone34 
47Connor Mccutcheon*32 
47Taylor Smith*32 
47Tristan Cowie32 
48Michiel Van Der Heijden*30 
48Joel Titius*30 
49Jakub Valigura29 
50Drew Edsall28 
50Ryan Chandler28 
51David Hanes26 
52Thomas Turner24 
52Ignacio Torres*24 
53Matt Gordon23 
54Brian Matter22 
54Bryan Fawley22 
55Riley Howard*21 
56Jeremy Martin*19 
56Ernie Watenpaugh19 
57Jonathan Sundt18 
57Dana Weber18 
57Samuel Morrison18 
58Conrad Stoltz17 
58Craig Wohlschlaeger17 
58Kyle Taylor17 
59Mathieu Bilodeau16 
59Jaroslav Kulhavy16 
60Ely Woody15 
61Carl Decker14 
61Derek Hermon14 
61Michael Hosey14 
61Nathan Guerra14 
62Eliel Anttila*13 
62Sam Chovan13 
63Jim Hewett12 
63Nathan Brown12 
63Kevin Bradford-Parish12 
64Blake Harlan11 
64Sepp Kuss*11 
65Keith Hargis10 
65Matthew Freeman10 
65Brad Wilhelm10 
66Juancarlos Nunezgalvan*9 
66Billy Wood9 
66Sean Leader9 
67Paul Freiwald8 
68Nick Truitt6 
68Miguel Ramos6 
68Josh Carlson6 
69Garet Steinmetz5 
69Garnet Vertican5 
69Adam Looney5 
69Hal Helbock5 
70Craig Kunz4 
70Ryan Geiger*4 
71Sam Gross*3 
71Gerald Drummond*3 
72Wiley Mosley2 
72Thomas Bundgaard2 
73Alex Wild*1 
Elite and U23* women US Pro XCT Standings after round 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chloe Woodruff505 pts
2Emily Batty445 
3Lea Davison410 
4Annie Last375 
5Erica Tingey325 
6Judy Freeman321 
7Nina Baum300 
8Erin Huck290 
9Rebecca Henderson*265 
10Lesley Paterson250 
11Christina Gokey-Smith230 
12Marianne Vos175 
12Evelyn Dong175 
13Larissa Fitchett173 
14Annika Langvad150 
14Rebecca Gross150 
15Shayna Powless*138 
16Amanda Sin134 
17Catherine Pendrel130 
18Georgia Gould115 
19Karlee Gendron*105 
20Jamie Busch101 
21Mikaela Kofman100 
21Kelli Emmett100 
22Erin Alders97 
23Katerina Nash90 
24Tereza Hurikova80 
25Lisa Uranga76 
26Krista Park70 
27Beth Utley69 
28Victoria Barclay65 
29Kata Skaggs62 
30Vanessa Humic61 
31Katherine Sherwin55 
31Sarah Ruth Jansen55 
32Amy Beisel50 
32Sydney Fox50 
33Deidre York*45 
34Deyanira Guerrero40 
34Anna Dvorak40 
35Kelsey Withrow35 
36Jill Behlen*27 
36Amanda Carey27 
37Teal Stetson-Lee24 
38Mical Dyck22 
39Lorenza Morfin19 
40Rebecca Rusch18 
41Maghalie Rochette*12 
42Laura Bietola*11 
43Selene Yeager10 
44Haley Smith*9 
45Tracy Moseley8 
46Abby Strigel5 
47Heidi Rentz4 
48Kaila Hart*3 
49Caroline Mani2 
Teams US Pro XCT Standings after round 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Trek Factory Racing1095 pts
2Specialized Racing1085 
3Sho-Air/Cannondale901 
4Kenda-Felt401 
5Kona283 
Author: Cycling News

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