Tanguy and Sornson win 2013 NUE Series overall titles

Christian Tanguy and Cheryl Sornson (both Team CF) won the 2013 National Ultra Endurance (NUE) Series, which wrapped up this past weekend at the Fool's Gold 100. There series consists of (mostly) 100-mile mountain bike races across the US.

In the women's division, Sornson took her third series title with four victories, including True Grit, Cohutta, Wildcat, Syllamo's Revenge, Mohican, Tatanka and Fool's Gold.

"Winning the NUE for the third time, is a charm," said Sornson. "It was a long season that started way back in March with the True Grit in Utah. Knowing that there were so many races in the series, I focused on the newer venues for variety and completed most of my 100 milers by the beginning of June."

Sornson had planned two more races in the late summer, but had to attend to family matters instead.

Vicki Barclay (Stan's NoTubes) put up a good fight to finish second while Brenda Simril (Motor Mile Racing) was third.

Barclay made a late season surge in the standings, but it wasn't enough to unseat Sornson. "Fortunately, the six wins I accumulated kept me in the lead and missing key races did not affect my series standings," said Sornson.

"Kudos to all the women who completed the series. Regardless of where you finished, you did it and it is such an accomplishment to push through these events let alone toe the line."

In the men's division, Tanguy proved the best with victories in the Cohutta 100 and Wilderness 101, second places in the High Cascades and the Hampshire 100, a third place in the Shenandoah and a fifth place in the Syllamo's Revenge.

Two more Team CF riders rounded out the men's top three: Cary Smith and Rob Spreng.

Gerry Pflug gave Team CF another top podium spot in the singlespeed men's division while Marland Whaley (Red Barn Bicycles) claimed the Masters men 50+ division overall title.

With Team CF's strong showing, team owner Jim Wilson was especially pleased. "I am proud of the accomplishments of our cyclists in all their various mountain bike disciplines including the amazing results in the NUE final standings. We really have come together as a team in all aspects of our mission including race results and promoting fitness in those afflicted with cystic fibrosis. Our elite cyclists are not only incredible athletes but also amazing ambassadors for the sport of cycling."

"We are looking forward to 2014 with changes that will allow us to expand the scope of our mission and increase our philanthropic impact."

Full standings are posted below for all racers who completed the minimum four races required.

2013 NUE Series Final Standings

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamStandingsHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christian Tanguy (Team CF)6pts
2Cary Smith (Team CF)9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rob Spreng (Team CF)14Row 2 - Cell 3
4Kevin Carter (Gripped Racing p/b Dogfish Head Alehouse)17Row 3 - Cell 3
5Gregory Jancaitis (Riverside Racing)27Row 4 - Cell 3
6Dan Kotwicki (Rochester Bike/RBS Cycling Team)33Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jesse Kelly (Team CF)33Row 6 - Cell 3
8Andy Rhodes (North Mountain Woodworks/Black Dog Bikes)33Row 7 - Cell 3
9Michael Tabasko (DCMTB)34Row 8 - Cell 3
10Garth Prosser (Specialized)40Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lee Simril (Motor Mile Racing)41Row 10 - Cell 3
12John Petrylak (Bike Factory Elite Racing/Maxxis)58Row 11 - Cell 3
13Chris Peariso (Adventure212 / Specialized)60Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jed Prentice (Bike Doctor)62Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jay Click (Cycletherapy Specialized Racing)63Row 14 - Cell 3
16Brad Rogers (Y-Not Cycling)78Row 15 - Cell 3
17Jeffrey Stevens (Trestle Bridge Racing)81Row 16 - Cell 3
18Yuri Cook (Raintree Healthcare)92Row 17 - Cell 3
19Lorenzo Serra (Pawling Cycle & Sport)99Row 18 - Cell 3
20Grant Matthews (Toasted Head Racing)102Row 19 - Cell 3
21Raymond Willard (Empire Brewing-Syracuse Bicycle)118Row 20 - Cell 3
22Alex Schultz (Main Street/MPI/Kuhnhenn)127Row 21 - Cell 3
23Brent Mayer (Trek Store Cincinnati Racing, Maxxis)134Row 22 - Cell 3
24Eric Coomer (Pedal Pushers Racing)161Row 23 - Cell 3
25Cooper Fowler (BCD Racing)173Row 24 - Cell 3
26Greg Rittler (Adventures for the Cure)174Row 25 - Cell 3
27Jeff Plassman (Design Physics Racing p/b Endorphin Fitness)176Row 26 - Cell 3
28Peri Garite (Team PC)193Row 27 - Cell 3
29Jeff Carlson (Cadre Racing)204Row 28 - Cell 3
30Steven Hecht (Toasted Head Racing)231Row 29 - Cell 3
31David Moore (Cycletherapy Specialized Racing)233Row 30 - Cell 3
32Michael Bonsby (Team Mt Airy)263Row 31 - Cell 3
33Bryan Wright (North Mountain Woodworks/Black Dog Bikes)272Row 32 - Cell 3
34Jeremy Larsen (Rose Bike)280Row 33 - Cell 3
35Randy Shoogs Larrison (Cadre Racing)295Row 34 - Cell 3
36Jody M. Mazur (Cadre Racing)421Row 35 - Cell 3
37Jim Thacker (Reliable Oil/Trek Store)433Row 36 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamStandingsHeader Cell - Column 3
1Cheryl Sornson (Team CF)4pts
2Vicki Barclay (Stan's NoTubes Elite Women's Team)6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Brenda Simril (Motor Mile Racing)8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alice Drobna (Webcyclery, CycleSoles)10Row 3 - Cell 3
5Linda Shin (Crankskins/Blacksmith Cycles)15Row 4 - Cell 3
6Priscilla Baltz (Arkansas Cycling & Fitness)18Row 5 - Cell 3
7Shannon Tenwalde (Paradise Garage Racing)21Row 6 - Cell 3
8Niki Milleson (Rose Bike)28Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jocelyn Linscott (Toasted Head Racing - SS Women)35Row 8 - Cell 3
10Julie Urlaub (Taiga Company)52Row 9 - Cell 3
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Singlespeed men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamStandingsHeader Cell - Column 3
1Gerry Pflug (Team CF / Pro Bikes)4pts
2AJ Linnell (Fitzgerald's Bicycles/Pivot Cycles/American Classic)4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ernesto Marenchin (Pivot Cycles and Twin 6)11Row 2 - Cell 3
4Trevor Rockwell (Team Noah Foundation/Decorah Bicycles/Twin Six)12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Daniel Rapp (Toasted Head Racing)14Row 4 - Cell 3
6Dwayne Goscinski (Team Noah Foundation)14Row 5 - Cell 3
7Doug Andrews16Row 6 - Cell 3
8Peat Henry (Team Noah Foundation/Free Awesome)21Row 7 - Cell 3
9Craig Fleetwood (Blacksmith Cycles)21Row 8 - Cell 3
10Scott Green (Toasted Head Racing)33Row 9 - Cell 3
11John Griffiths (NYCMTB-SID's)92Row 10 - Cell 3
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Masters men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamStandingsHeader Cell - Column 3
1Marland Whaley (Red Barn Bicycles)5pts
2David Jolin (Stark Velo)9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Terry Blanchet (North American Velo / Blue Sky Bicycles)14Row 2 - Cell 3
4Chris Irving (Los Locos)15Row 3 - Cell 3
5Monte Hewett (mhh)18Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mark Drogalis (Cycle Center/Champion System)19Row 5 - Cell 3
7Charles Buki (Team CF)27Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tony Papandrea (Team Mt. Airy)61Row 7 - Cell 3
9Dan Mock (Wheels on Fire)73Row 8 - Cell 3

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.