Cliff-Ryan climbs NRC standings with Chris Thater win

Theresa Cliff-Ryan's win in the Chris Thater Memorial criterium pushed her up the rankings of the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar into third overall behind leader Janel Holcomb and Leah Kirchman. That put three Colavita-Forno d'Asolo teammates in the top three, with Erinne Willock (Tibco/Top the Top) dropped to fourth

Cliff-Ryan's victory in the fast-paced race came before Hurricane Irene's effects blew into Binghamton, New York. Despite an early breakaway from Rachel Warner (Missing Link), the race came down to a bunch sprint and Cliff-Ryan, winner of the Grand Cycling Classic, Presbyterian Hospital Criterium and Tour of Somerville, easily beat Joanne Kiesanowski (Tibco) and Erica Allar (RideClean) in the dash to the line.

The victory also gave the Colavita-Forno d'Asolo squad an unassailable lead in the teams classification.

The men's rankings remained unchanged as the race was cancelled because of worsening conditions created by Hurricane Irene's outer bands. Francisco Mancebo (Realcyclist) leads by a large margin over Jake Keough (UnitedHealthCare) in the individual rankings, while Bissell is at the top of the team standings.

NRC standings

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Francisco Mancebo (
2Jacobe Keough (UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling)692Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luis Romero Amaran (Jamis-Sutter Home)646Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jonathan Cantwell (Team Fly V)622Row 3 - Cell 3
5Frank Pipp (Bissell Professional Cycling)460Row 4 - Cell 3
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Men's Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Bissell Pro Cycling2413pts
2UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling2237Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jamis-Sutter Home1979Row 2 - Cell 3
4Team Exergy1338Row 3 - Cell 3
5Realcyclist.com1143Row 4 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Janel Holcomb (Colavita-Forno d’Asolo)822pts
2Leah Kirchmann (Colavita-Forno d'Asolo)587Row 1 - Cell 3
3Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita-Forno d'Asolo)559Row 2 - Cell 3
3Erinne Willock (Team TIBCO-To the Top)543Row 3 - Cell 3
4Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad Women)536Row 4 - Cell 3
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Women's Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Colavita-Forno d'Asolo3767pts
2Team TIBCO-To the Top2723Row 1 - Cell 3
3HTC-Highroad Women1260Row 2 - Cell 3
4Diadora Pasta Zara531Row 3 - Cell 3
5Primal/MapMyRide Women's Racing461Row 4 - Cell 3

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