Shake-up in NRC rankings after Cascade Classic

The Cascade Cycling Classic concluded on July 24 and there were some big changes in the National Racing Calendar (NRC) standings. Janel Holcomb (Colavita-Forno d'Asolo) finally regained her lead after losing it to Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) earlier in the year. Francisco Mancebo ( built on his already commanding lead in the standings but there were some big changes in the top 10.

Men's Standings

Mancebo's return to racing for the Cascade Cycling Classic was a successful one. The Spaniard won the time trial on stage two and finished in the top-three on two other occasions to take a convincing overall victory. The win increased the rider's buffer at the top to 299 points.

Chris Baldwin (Bissell) moved from 12th to 5th place after his own impressive performance in the Cascade Classic. Teammate Frank Pipp did enough to close his deficit to Jonathan Cantwell (V-Australia) and the two are now tied in third overall in the standings. Australian Lachlan Morton (Chipotle Development) also jumped up the standings courtesy of his second overall in the race.

In the team standings, Bissell have extended their lead largely thanks to the non-attendance of UnitedHealthcare. Bissell's lead now stands at 366 points.

Women's Standings

Holcomb's impressive overall victory in the Cascade women's race has put her back in control of the Women's NRC standings. The Colavita-Forno d'Asolo rider didn't win a stage but rode a consistent race in Oregon to take maximum points. Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) remains in second place overall despite having missed a number of NRC races due to her focus on her European schedule.

Colavita-Forno d'Asolo extended their lead courtesy of Holcomb's win and like Bissell look unlikely to be beaten in the team's standings.

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Men's Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Realcyclist.com822pts
2Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare523Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jonathan Cantwell (Aus)460Row 2 - Cell 3
4K Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team460Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team397Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jesse Anthony (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - OptumHealt383Row 5 - Cell 3
7Carlos Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy360Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alejandro Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home354Row 7 - Cell 3
9Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare343Row 8 - Cell 3
10Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis/Sutter Home319Row 9 - Cell 3
11Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare313Row 10 - Cell 3
12Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda312Row 11 - Cell 3
13Andres Diaz Corales (Col) Team Exergy311Row 12 - Cell 3
14Lachlan Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development Team297Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling Team273Row 14 - Cell 3
16Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team247Row 15 - Cell 3
17Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare228Row 16 - Cell 3
18Cesar Grajales (Col) Realcyclist.com224Row 17 - Cell 3
19Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly Team p/b Kenda205Row 18 - Cell 3
20Michael Northey (NZl) PureBlack Racing204Row 19 - Cell 3
21Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Jamis/Sutter Home202Row 20 - Cell 3
22Matt Cooke (USA)196Row 21 - Cell 3
23Ben Kersten (USA) Team Exergy190Row 22 - Cell 3
24Eric Young (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling Team182Row 23 - Cell 3
25Tom Zirbel (USA) Jamis/Sutter Home182Row 24 - Cell 3
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Women's Standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Janel Holcomb (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo670pts
2Amber Neben (USA) HTC - Highroad Women536Row 1 - Cell 3
3Erinne Willock (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top453Row 2 - Cell 3
4Kristin Armstrong Savola (USA)417Row 3 - Cell 3
5Clara Hughes (USA)409Row 4 - Cell 3
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo348Row 5 - Cell 3
7Anne Samplonius (USA)335Row 6 - Cell 3
8Joelle Numainville (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top310Row 7 - Cell 3
9Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC - Highroad Women306Row 8 - Cell 3
10Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo300Row 9 - Cell 3
11Laura Van Gilder (USA)281Row 10 - Cell 3
12Kathryn Donovan (USA)259Row 11 - Cell 3
13Andrea Dvorak (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo232Row 12 - Cell 3
14Carmen Small (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top230Row 13 - Cell 3
15Tara Whitten (Can) Team TIBCO/To the Top214Row 14 - Cell 3
16Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Rouse Bicycles' Elite Women's Team213Row 15 - Cell 3
17Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO/To the Top207Row 16 - Cell 3
18Jade Wilcoxson (USA)205Row 17 - Cell 3
19Mara Abbott (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara201Row 18 - Cell 3
20Kristin McGrath (USA)197Row 19 - Cell 3
21Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo196Row 20 - Cell 3
22Lex Albrecht (USA)189Row 21 - Cell 3
23Lauren Hall (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo181Row 22 - Cell 3
24Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo181Row 23 - Cell 3
25Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCO/To the Top176Row 24 - Cell 3
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Men's Standings
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Bissell Pro Cycling
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Women's Team Standings
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Colavita/Forno d'Asolo

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