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Van Gilder takes USA rankings lead

Laura Van Gilder (C3 wins

Laura Van Gilder (C3 wins (Image credit: Todd Leister)

Notable road sprinter Laura Van Gilder took over the lead in the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Calendar with a victory in the Highland Park Cyclo-cross race this past weekend. Van Gilder came into the weekend in third overall behind Natasha Elliott and Georgia Gould, but with Elliott choosing to race in her native Canada over the weekend and Gould taking the weekend off, Van Gilder was able to slide into the lead by ten points ahead of Elliott.

Maureen Bruno-Roy moved up into fourth place ahead of Deidre Winfield thanks to her second place in Highland Park. Winfield is now tide for fifth with the Dam Cross winner, Rachel Lloyd.

On the men's side, Jeremy Powers maintained his lead in the overall standings despite having raced in Canada over the weekend, where important C1 points were on the offer. None of the top men raced on US soil, so the top five standings remained the same, with Trebon in second, ten points behind, while US champion Tim Johnson is third ahead of Jamey Driscoll and Jonathan Page.

USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Calendar standings after 25 races

Men's Standings
1. Jeremy Powers (Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale) 312
2. Ryan Trebon (Kona) 302
3. Tim Johnson (Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale) 296
4. Jamey Driscoll (Cyclocrossworld/Cannondale) 215
5. Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) 145

Women's Standings
1. Laura Van Gilder 133
2. Natasha Elliott 123
3. Georgia Gould (Luna) 119
4. Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles) 114
5. Deidre Winfield (Velo Bella - Kona) 112
5. Rachel Lloyd 112