Binggeli, Harmony continue streak at Whiteface, tighten Pro GRT

  
  


The USA Cycling Pro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) continued with its fifth event last weekend, the Whiteface Pro GRT 5K Downhill in Wilmington, N.Y. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS) and Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./IXS-510-Smith Optics) continued their winning streaks, winning the pro men's and women's categories and tightening the top fo the Pro GRT standings with one race remaining.

Binggeli bested second-place finisher Yann Gauvin (Quebec, City, CAN) by more than six seconds, descending through the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park in 3:36.65. Austin Hackett-Klaube (Dillon, Colo./WRR-Trek-Novik) and Nikolas Dudukovich (Port Matilda, Pa./One Ghost Industries) finished only mili-seconds later for third and fourth.

Jacqueline Harmony stands atop the pro women's podium with fellow medalists. (courtesy: Downhill Mike/Whiteface 5K Downhill)
Jacqueline Harmony stands atop the pro women's podium with fellow medalists. (courtesy: Downhill Mike/Whiteface 5K Downhill)
With his second Pro GRT victory in a row Binggeli sits only 10 points behind the overall Pro GRT and world cup leader Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing); setting up a show-down for the series finale at Northstar at Tahoe. Gwin's teammate Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) holds a firm grasp on third-place in the Pro GRT's overall while Phil Kmetz (Keene, N.H./Von Cooper) and Steve Smith (Nanaimo, CAN/Devinici Racing) remain deadlocked in fourth.

Harmony earned another convincing win, posting a 4:14.80 in the pro women's race at Whiteface. Becky Gardner (Marlboro, N.Y./Gardner Racing) earned the silver at 4:32.04 and Elinor Wesner (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./F.L.R. Wheel & Heel) the bronze.

With the win Harmony jumped a mere four points ahead of Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) setting up an epic battle for the title in Tahoe.

Full results from the Whiteface Pro GRT 5K downhill

 

USA Cycling Pro GRT Standings:

Men
1. Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) - 160
2. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS) - 150
3. Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) - 82
4. Phil Kmetz (Keene, N.H./Von Cooper) - 60
4. Steve Smith (Nanimo, CAN/Devinci Global Racing) - 60

Women
1. Jacqueline Harmony (Sedona, Ariz./IXS-510-Smith Optics) - 132
2. Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) - 128
3. Amber Price (Westiminister, Colo./Royal Racing USA) - 86
4. Elinor Wesner (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./F.L.R. Wheel & Heel) - 70
5. Joanna Petterson (Jericho, Vt./Nema Maxxis) - 65
 

 

For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT's official webpage at usacycling.org/progrt.

Coming Up
The Pro GRT will wrap up, Aug. 3-5 with the Northstar Pro GRT in Truckee, Calif.



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