(July 30, 2014) – Conor Klupar (Fall City, Wash./Marian University Cycling Team) and Dana Feiss (Telford, Pa./Chester County Cycling Foundation-Team Alliance Environmental) took the top spots in the men’s and women’s USA Cycling National Track Calendar (NTC) sprint standings following strong performances at the Marymoor Grand Prix, July 25-26, in Redmond, Wash.
Evan Carey wins the men's keirin on July 25. (photo by Amara Edwards/wheelsinfocus.com)
Klupar jumped from third to first in the standings with 73 points after winning the time trial and taking second in the keirin and sprint at the Marymoor Grand Prix. Matt Baranoski’s (Perkasie, Pa./Custom Velo) tenure at the top was short lived, as he dropped from first to second with 57 points after not recording any points at the event, while Evan Carey (CAN/VIPYRS) jumped into third place with 47 points following team sprint, keirin and sprint wins. Carey also recorded a second-place finish in the time trial. Just one point behind Carey is fourth-place sitter Danny Robertson (Rolling Meadows, Ill.), who dropped from second to fourth with 46 points after not recording any points at the Marymoor Grand Prix. Tony Cordova (Mercer Island, Wash./Jet City Velo-Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team) rounds out the top five with 34 points after respective fifth-, sixth- and seventh-place results in the time trial, sprint and keirin.
Feiss rode to team sprint and keirin wins, as well as second-place results in the time trial and sprint, to the top of the women’s sprint standings, where she sits with 69 points. Top five newcomer Anissa Cobb (Portland, Ore./Predator Cycling) climbed the podium in the time trial and team sprint, placed third in the sprint and fourth in the keirin to accumulate 48 points, which is good enough for second in the standings. Completing the top five, Luz Daniela Gaxiola Gonzalez (MEX) dropped from first to third in the standings with 35 points, Elizabeth Engwis (Indianapolis, Ind./Pista Elite) fell from second to fourth with 32 points and Missy Erickson (Cypress, Calif./Momentum Coaching Group p/b Atomic) slipped from third to fifth with 30 points after the three riders did not record any points at the Marymoor Grand Prix.
Liam Donoghue (Boulder, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) held his top spot in the men’s endurance standings at 103 points after taking the team pursuit win and scratch race silver medal at the Marymoor Grand Prix, which leads second-place rider Zack Allison (Fort Collins , Colo./Think Finance p/b Trek Bike Stores), who jumped from third to second with 62 points. Allison collected respective first-, second- and third-place results in the team pursuit, points race and Madison. Andrew Armstrong (Dallas, Texas/Matrix-RBM) dropped from second to third with 49 points after not collecting any points at the event, while Ian Holt (Colorado Springs, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) and Jacob Schwingboth (CAN/Accent Inns-Russ Hays p/b Scotiabank) moved into fourth and fifth place with 34 and 31 points, respectively.
Tela Crane won the women’s points race, scratch race and Madison.(photo by Amara Edwards/wheelsinfocus.com)
Like Donoghue, women’s endurance leader Kate Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif./CCF Racing Team) retained her top standing with 100 points after picking up the team pursuit win at the Marymoor Grand Prix. Erin Goodall (Portland, Ore./Black Lodge Cycling) remains in second with 53 points thanks to respective second- and third-place results in the team pursuit and Madison, while Corrie Karas (Rochester, Mich./Marian University Cycling Team) jumped into third with 47 points on the heels of her Madison silver medal and points race bronze. Tela Crane (Sammamish, Wash./Lake Washington Velo-Broadmark Capital) won the women’s points race, scratch race and Madison, which moved her into fourth with 38 points, and Kirsten Williams (Lonetree, Colo./TWENTY16 Junior Development Team) dropped from third to fifth with 37 points after not recording any points at the Marymoor Grand Prix.