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Wells moves into Pro XCT lead after Sea Otter Classic

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Cycling News
Published:
April 24, 2013, 0:55 BST,
Updated:
April 24, 2013, 1:59 BST
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, Monday, April 29, 2013
Race:
US Pro XCT #4 & US Pro GRT #3: Sea Otter Classic - Mountain Bike
Todd Wells (Specialized) rode very well today, finishing a strong 3rd, to make the podium.

Todd Wells (Specialized) rode very well today, finishing a strong 3rd, to make the podium.

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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) Team Result
1 Todd Wells 655  pts
2 Jeremiah Bishop 645  
3 Benjamin Sonntag 333  
4 Ryan Woodall 285  
5 Sam Schultz 280  
6 Cameron Jette 273  
7 Daniel Mcconnell 250  
8 Mitchell Hoke 245  
9 Alexander Grant 201  
10 Raphael Gagne 200  
11 Derek Zandstra 190  
12 Zachary Valdez* 181  
13 Miguel Martinez 175  
14 Antoine Caron* 165  
15 Colin Cares 156  
16 Geoff Kabush 150  
17 Adam Morka 144  
18 Casey Williams* 133  
19 Barry Wicks 130  
20 Lukas Flückiger 115  
21 Travis 110  
22 Kerry Werner* 107  
23 Robert Mccarty 103  
24 Russell Finsterwald* 101  
25 Max Plaxton 100  
26 Macky Franklin 98  
26 Kris Sneddon 98  
27 Christoph Sauser 90  
28 Menso De Jong 84  
29 Stephen Ettinger 80  
29 Tristan Uhl 80  
30 Peter Glassford 77  
31 Jason Sager 75  
32 Rotem Ishay 73  
33 Shawn Milne 71  
34 Payson Mcelveen* 70  
35 Clinton Claassen 64  
36 Ryan Trebon 60  
36 Sid Taberlay 60  
37 Jason Siegle 57  
38 Keegan Swenson* 55  
38 Emil Lindgren 55  
39 Cole Oberman 51  
40 Michael Zanetti* 50  
41 Elliot Reinecke 40  
41 Josejuan Escarcega 40  
41 Sean Donovan 40  
41 Colin Osborn 40  
42 Kalan Beisel 38  
42 Charles Jenkins 38  
43 Ivan Lizardi 37  
43 Jacob Albrecht* 37  
44 Miguel Valadez 36  
45 Kohei Yamamoto 35  
46 William Melone 34  
47 Connor Mccutcheon* 32  
47 Taylor Smith* 32  
47 Tristan Cowie 32  
48 Michiel Van Der Heijden* 30  
48 Joel Titius* 30  
49 Jakub Valigura 29  
50 Drew Edsall 28  
50 Ryan Chandler 28  
51 David Hanes 26  
52 Thomas Turner 24  
52 Ignacio Torres* 24  
53 Matt Gordon 23  
54 Brian Matter 22  
54 Bryan Fawley 22  
55 Riley Howard* 21  
56 Jeremy Martin* 19  
56 Ernie Watenpaugh 19  
57 Jonathan Sundt 18  
57 Dana Weber 18  
57 Samuel Morrison 18  
58 Conrad Stoltz 17  
58 Craig Wohlschlaeger 17  
58 Kyle Taylor 17  
59 Mathieu Bilodeau 16  
59 Jaroslav Kulhavy 16  
60 Ely Woody 15  
61 Carl Decker 14  
61 Derek Hermon 14  
61 Michael Hosey 14  
61 Nathan Guerra 14  
62 Eliel Anttila* 13  
62 Sam Chovan 13  
63 Jim Hewett 12  
63 Nathan Brown 12  
63 Kevin Bradford-Parish 12  
64 Blake Harlan 11  
64 Sepp Kuss* 11  
65 Keith Hargis 10  
65 Matthew Freeman 10  
65 Brad Wilhelm 10  
66 Juancarlos Nunezgalvan* 9  
66 Billy Wood 9  
66 Sean Leader 9  
67 Paul Freiwald 8  
68 Nick Truitt 6  
68 Miguel Ramos 6  
68 Josh Carlson 6  
69 Garet Steinmetz 5  
69 Garnet Vertican 5  
69 Adam Looney 5  
69 Hal Helbock 5  
70 Craig Kunz 4  
70 Ryan Geiger* 4  
71 Sam Gross* 3  
71 Gerald Drummond* 3  
72 Wiley Mosley 2  
72 Thomas Bundgaard 2  
73 Alex Wild* 1  
Elite and U23* women US Pro XCT Standings after round 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Chloe Woodruff 505  pts
2 Emily Batty 445  
3 Lea Davison 410  
4 Annie Last 375  
5 Erica Tingey 325  
6 Judy Freeman 321  
7 Nina Baum 300  
8 Erin Huck 290  
9 Rebecca Henderson* 265  
10 Lesley Paterson 250  
11 Christina Gokey-Smith 230  
12 Marianne Vos 175  
12 Evelyn Dong 175  
13 Larissa Fitchett 173  
14 Annika Langvad 150  
14 Rebecca Gross 150  
15 Shayna Powless* 138  
16 Amanda Sin 134  
17 Catherine Pendrel 130  
18 Georgia Gould 115  
19 Karlee Gendron* 105  
20 Jamie Busch 101  
21 Mikaela Kofman 100  
21 Kelli Emmett 100  
22 Erin Alders 97  
23 Katerina Nash 90  
24 Tereza Hurikova 80  
25 Lisa Uranga 76  
26 Krista Park 70  
27 Beth Utley 69  
28 Victoria Barclay 65  
29 Kata Skaggs 62  
30 Vanessa Humic 61  
31 Katherine Sherwin 55  
31 Sarah Ruth Jansen 55  
32 Amy Beisel 50  
32 Sydney Fox 50  
33 Deidre York* 45  
34 Deyanira Guerrero 40  
34 Anna Dvorak 40  
35 Kelsey Withrow 35  
36 Jill Behlen* 27  
36 Amanda Carey 27  
37 Teal Stetson-Lee 24  
38 Mical Dyck 22  
39 Lorenza Morfin 19  
40 Rebecca Rusch 18  
41 Maghalie Rochette* 12  
42 Laura Bietola* 11  
43 Selene Yeager 10  
44 Haley Smith* 9  
45 Tracy Moseley 8  
46 Abby Strigel 5  
47 Heidi Rentz 4  
48 Kaila Hart* 3  
49 Caroline Mani 2  
Teams US Pro XCT Standings after round 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Trek Factory Racing 1095  pts
2 Specialized Racing 1085  
3 Sho-Air/Cannondale 901  
4 Kenda-Felt 401  
5 Kona 283  

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