USA CYCLING PRO MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS EVENT STANDINGS
Logan Binggeli And Jacqueline Harmony Top Pro GRT Standings After Final Round
TheÂ USA Cycling Pro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT)Â concluded this weekend with the Northstar Pro GRT at the Northstar California Mountain Bike Park in Truckee, Calif. With 190 and 132 points respectively,Â Logan BinggeliÂ (Saint George, Utah/KHS) andÂ Jacqueline HarmonyÂ (Sedona, Ariz./IXS-510-Smith Optics) are the overall race calendar winners.
Bingelli placed second in the final round, allowing him to overtake the first-place position fromÂ Aaron Gwin(Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) who wasnâ€™t present at Northstar. In addition to his second place finish, Bingelli also won the Chile Challenge and Whiteface Pro GRT rounds this season. Gwin finishes the 2012 Pro GRT in second with 160 points while Northstar winner,Kevin AielloÂ (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), is third with 98 points, andÂ Justin LeovÂ (NZL/Trek World Racing) andÂ Phil KmetzÂ (Keene, N.H./Von Cooper) round out the top five with 82 and 60 points respectively.
Aiello completed the Northstar course with a time of 4:02.81 to take the top step of the podium in Northstar. Bingelli was less than a second off that winning pace with a time of 4:03.81 and taking third place on the day wasÂ Graeme PittsÂ (Nevada City, Calif.) with a time of 4:05.33.
Jacqueline Harmony officially claimed the womenâ€™s Pro GRT title after winning her third straight round in Northstar. After the final round, the womenâ€™s standings went unchanged. Harmony is at the top with 192 points whileÂ Lauren DaneyÂ (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) finished the season in second with 128 points.Â Amber PriceÂ (Westiminister, Colo./Royal Racing USA)is third with 86 whileÂ Elinor Wesner(Wappingers Falls, N.Y./F.L.R. Wheel & Heel) andÂ Joanna Petterson(Jericho, Vt./Nema Maxxis) are fourth and fifth with 70 and 65 points.
In California, Harmony took another decisive win after descending the mountain in a time of 4:43.23. She beat out second- and third-place ridersÂ Adrienne SchneiderÂ (Incline Village, Nev.) andÂ Gabriela WilliamsÂ who clocked times of 4:58.85 and 4:59.40.