#NRS17 Rankings: Cavagnah catapults to lead, Kennedy makes her move

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3 Oct 2017 Cycling Australia

Rankings update after Battle Recharge (Sep 23-25)

For the fifth time in five events in the 2017 Subaru NRS season, the men's leader's jersey has changed shoulders with Ryan Cavanagh (NSWIS) grabbing the jersey for the first time in his short career.  

In the women's rankings, Shannon Malseed (Holden Women's Racing) retained her lead but she finds Lucy Kennedy (High5 Dream Team) breathing down her neck with just one event remaining.  

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Heading into the Battle Recharge, Cavanagh sat in third overall on 231 points and was gifted an opportune chance to take the jersey with leader Michael Freiberg (Isowhey Sports Swiss Wellness) and second ranked Mathew Ross (Drapac Pat's Veg) not racing the event. 

Cavanagh took the advantage and amassed 71 points across the three-day Tour to take the lead over Freiberg by just one point, while also taking the the Young Rider's rankings lead off Ross. 

"It has been motivating to be able to take the Subaru NRS leader's jersey going into the Melbourne to Warrnambool," Cavanagh said.

"It is certainly great to have it in the team.  Looking forward to seeing if we can gold the jersey til the end of the final found in Tasmania."

Malseed (Holden Women's Racing/690pts) held steady on top even after bypassing the Battle Recharge Despite to take a much needed break after a strong European season.   

The big mover on the individual rankings was Kennedy (High5 Dream Team/640pts) who jumped from fourth to second after her GC win at the Battle Recharge. 

Tasmania's Macey Stewart (TIS Racing/540pts) retained her top three spot in the overall and top spot in the Young Rider's rankings. 

In the Team's standings, Holden Women's Racing (1555pts) stayed still after not attending the  a commanding lead, with High5 Dream Team rocketing to 1222pts with their dominant performance in Queensland.  TIS Racing (845pts) remains in third.   

Isowhey Sports Swiss Wellness (1415pts) once again extended their lead, with NSWIS (654pts) in second and Oliver's Real Food Racing (492pts) leapfrogging Drapac Pat's Veg to take third. 

The next event for men will be the Melbourne to Warrnambool on October 14, while the women will conclude their season at the Tour of Gippsland from 19-22 October. 

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