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Zirbel, Powers continue NRC lead

Tina Pic (Colavita-Sutter Home) was all smiles after winning her race.

Tina Pic (Colavita-Sutter Home) was all smiles after winning her race. (Image credit: John Rothwell)

Tom Zirbel and Alison Powers have maintained their National Racing Calendar leads in the men’s and women’s individual standings after the latest round. The weekend, which included the Tour of Utah and Marion Classic, will be the last weekend with multiple events for 2009 as the season draws to a close.

Zirbel leads the men’s standings by nearly 100 points, while Powers has a stranglehold on the women’s standings some 386 points ahead of nearest rival Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo-Lifeforce).

Colavita-Sutter Home extended its lead in the men’s team standings after winning the Marion Classic. Team Tibco placed two riders on the podium at the same event, furthering its lead in the women’s standings over Team Type 1.

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Men's Individual Standings
1Tom Zirbel (Bissell)1127pts
2Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)1030
3Rory Sutherland (OUCH-Maxxis)952
4Karl Menzies (OUCH-Maxxis)660
5Jeff Louder (BMC)562

Men's Team Standings
1Colavita-Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light2725pts
2Bissell Pro Cycling2526
3Ouch presented by Maxxis2015
4Team Type 11456
5BMC Racing1388

Women's Individual Standings
1Alison Powers (Team Type 1)1291pts
2Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo-Lifeforce)905
3Catherine Cheatley (Colavita-Sutter Home)625
4Evie Stevens (Webcor Builders)611
5Joanne Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO)604

Women's Team Standings
1Team TIBCO2145pts
2Team Type 11988
3Colavita-Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light763
4Webcor Builders Women1342
5Valuact Capitol Cycling Team1243

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