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June 21, Elite men cross country:

Grotts wins Missoula Pro XCT

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Cycling News
Published:
June 23, 2014, 17:14 BST,
Updated:
June 24, 2014, 16:14 BST

Ettinger, Wells on podium

Howard Grotts wins Missoula XC

Howard Grotts wins Missoula XC

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Howard Grotts (Specialized) won his second consecutive Missoula XC race, topping US national champion Stephen Ettinger (BMC) and his own teammate Todd Wells by  leaving behind the competition on the final lap.

A deep elite men’s field toed the line for the final event of the day. Keegan Swenson (Cannondale Factory Racing), Grotts, Ettinger, Max Plaxton (Sho-Air Cannondale Factory Racing), Todd Wells and Derek Zandstra (Scott 3 Rox Racing) hit out hard with a fast first lap and separated themselves from the field.

After the initial fireworks died down; Grotts and Ettinger broke off from the lead group to battle the rest of the race for the top spot. Zandstra, Wells and Leandre Bouchard (Cyclone) formed a chase group but never made contact with the leaders again with Plaxton and Swenson fading between the main field and the lead duo.

Grotts left Ettinger behind on the final lap, with the BMC rider holding on for second at 1:20. Wells soloed in for third only 10 seconds ahead of Zandstra.

Full results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Howard Grotts 1:31:21  
2 Stephen Ettinger 0:01:20  
3 Todd Wells 0:02:05  
4 Derek Zandstra 0:02:15  
5 Leandre Bouchard 0:02:53  
6 Hector Riveros 0:03:23  
7 Keegan Swenson 0:03:25  
8 Benjamine Sonntag 0:04:23  
9 Max Plaxton 0:04:30  
10 Alex Grant 0:04:32  
11 Rotem Ishay 0:05:49  
12 Geoff Kabush 0:05:51  
13 Russell Finsterwald 0:06:58  
14 Mitchell Hoke 0:07:05  
15 Raphael Gagne 0:07:19  
16 Richard Cypress Gorry 0:07:31  
17 Spencer Paxson 0:08:09  
18 Kerry Werner 0:08:47  
19 Mitchell Bailey 0:09:12  
20 Evan Mcneely 0:09:32  
21 Antione Caron 0:09:38  
22 Justin Lindine 0:09:55  
23 Sepp Kuss 0:10:05  
24 Cole Oberman 0:10:35  
25 Chris Baddick 0:10:48  
26 Casey Williams 0:11:56  
27 Troy Wells 0:12:16  
28 Cameron Jette 0:12:29  
29 James Driscoll 0:12:48  
30 Eric Thompson 0:13:04  
31 Peter Disera 0:13:32  
32 Menso De Jong 0:13:46  
33 Payson Mcelveen 0:14:00  
34 Chris Jackson 0:14:14  
35 Jason Sager 0:14:17  
36 Joseph Maloney 0:15:03  
37 Ernie Watenpaugh 0:15:07  
38 Adrian Retief    
39 Thomas Sampson    
40 Jason Siegle    
41 Joseph Clemenzi    
42 Mathieu Belanger Barrette    
43 Kacey Campbell    
44 Trevor De Ruise    
45 Sam Chovan    
46 John Curry    
47 Joel Shehan    
48 Matthew Turner    
49 Elliot Reinecke    
50 Kalan Beisel    
51 Clint Muhlfeld    
52 Craig Wohlschlaeger    
53 Kristopher Holden    
54 Eliel Anttila    
55 Nick Thomas    
56 Ben Parsons    
57 Keith Omundson