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- 02. May 2007.

US regains number one world ranking in womens mountain biking

U.S. regains number-one world ranking in women's mountain bike

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 24, 2007)—Following the first round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup last weekend in Belgium, the United States womens mountain bike program regained its number-one world ranking while the men’s program dropped two slots to fifth.
Led by Georgia Gould (Ketchum, Idaho/Luna), who placed eighth as the top American in the series opener in Houffalize, the U.S. is currently ranked number one in the world with 864 points. With an impressive showing in Belgium, China improved from 11th to second with 790 points, followed by New Zealand (712), Australia (640) and Chile (626). Gould is currently ranked third in the world, while compatriot Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass./Kenda-Seven) is ranked fourth.
In the men’s standings, after the best result was a 36th-place effort courtesy of Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./GT-Hyundai), the men dropped to fifth place with 599 points behind Australia (777), Spain (667), Canada (659) and France (626). Wells continues to be the highest-ranked American in the individual standings, ranked eighth overall.
The next opportunity for Americans to secure UCI points comes this weekend at the Greenbrier Challenge in Frederick, Md., a UCI category-2 event on the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Calendar.
2007 UCI Mountain Bike Rankings
April 24, 2007
Individual Men’s Rankings
1. Chris Jongewaard (AUS) 390
2. Jade Zoli (ITA) 380
3. Geoff Kabush (CAN) 375
8. Todd Wells (Durango, Colo.) 269
19. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Boulder, Colo.) 176
24. Adam Craig (Bend, Ore.) 154
38. Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont.) 115
41. Michael Broderick (Chilmark, Mass.) 111
58. Sam Jurekovic (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 94
77. Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va.) 76
109. Colin Cares (Boulder, Colo.) 60
241. Blake Harlan (Austin, Texas) 16
253. Ryan Trebon (Ventura, Calif.) 15
301. Barry Wicks (Corvallis, Ore.) 10
337. Carl Decker (Bend, Ore.) 8
461. Jeff Hall (Farmington, Minn.) 3
Men’s Nation’s Rankings
1. Australia 777
2. Spain 667
3. Canada 659
4. France 626
5. United States 599
Individual Women’s Rankings
1. Sabine Spitz (GER) 370
2. Ren Chengyuan (CHN) 360
3. Georgia Gould (Ketchum, Idaho) 340
4. Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass.) 334
17. Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo.) 190
18. Willow Koerber (Horseshoe, N.C.) 188
42. Chloe Forsman (Tucson, Ariz.) 122
65. Melanie Meyers (Flagstaff, Ariz.) 90
70. Shonny Vanlandingham (Durango, Colo.) 84
120. Sue Haywood (Davis, W. Va.) 45
123. Kelli Emmett (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 43
177. Luis Elena Rodriguez Vasquez (Sunnyvale, Calif.) 20
260. Zephanie Blasi (Sparks, Nev.) 6
290. Sarah Bresnick (Somerville, Mass.) 3
294. Nina Baum (Albuquerque, N.M.) 3
299. Heather Svahn (Truckee, Calif.) 3
308. Kristi Lewis (Durango, Colo.) 3
Women’s Nation’s Rankings
1. United States 864
2. China 790
3. New Zealand 712
4. Australia 640
5. Chile 626
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling promotes American cycling through its 58,000 members and 2,000 annual events. USA Cycling associations include the BMX Association (BMX), National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), U.S. Cycling Federation (road/track), the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the U.S. Professional Racing Organization (professional men’s road). For more information, visit www.usacycling.org or contact USA Cycling Director of Communications, Andy Lee at 719-866-4867.


This Article Published 2007-04-24 11:30:30 For more information contact: alee@usacycling.org

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