Pro GRT: Galyean takes over women's lead with win at Plattekill

  
  


(May 29, 2013) - Two new leaders have emerged as we hit the halfway point of the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT). The fifth of 10 stops on the tour was held on May 26 at the Gravity Open at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, N.Y. The weather wreaked havoc on the Plattekill Mountain course with six inches of snow at the double summit and relentless wind and wet snow at the base.

Anne Galyean (Frederick, Md./Trek-Integrity Racing-Deity) conquered the elements to win the gold medal and in doing so claimed the top spot in the Pro GRT women's standings over the idle Robyn Embrey (Incline Village, Nev./Shine Riders Co). Galyean holds a 40-point advantage over Embrey with five races remaining. Also not in action this weekend but holding on to third place in the standings was Jacqueline Harmony (Tucson, Ariz./Team Harmony Pivot) with 72 points.

Moving into the top five with their performances at Plattekill were Eva Wilson (Kensington, N.H./Oliver Racing) and Mary Elges (Windsor, Conn./Speed Legion) with 62 and 60 points, respectively. Wilson had the sixth-fastest time on Sunday while Elges placed third.

Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS-LiveStrength-ISX Sports) wrested the top spot in the Pro GRT men's standings away from Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing) who did not race at Plattekill. Binggeli placed seventh on Sunday and now edges in front of Gwin, 144-140, with five races to go.

A silver medal at Plattekill for Brook MacDonald (NZL) gives him sole possession of third place with 100 points. Kevin Aiello (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./KHS Bicycles) drops to fourth place in the standings with 88 points after placing fourth on Sunday, while Plattekill gold medalist Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./Trek World Racing) moves up to fifth place in the standings with 74 points.

Full results from the Gravity Open at Plattekill Mountain

See Photo Gallery from the Gravity Open at Plattekill Mountain

 
  USA Cycling Pro GRT Standings:

Men
1. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS Factory Racing) — 144
2. Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing) — 140
3. Brook MacDonald (NZL) - 100
4. Kevin Aiello (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./KHS Bicycles) - 88
5. Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./Trek World Racing) - 74
 
Women
1. Anne Galyean (Frederick, Md./Integrity Racing-Deity) - 120
2. Robyn Embrey (Incline Village, Nev./Shine Riders Co.) — 80
3. Jacqueline Harmony (Tucson, Ariz./Team Harmony Pivot) — 72
4. Eva Wilson (Kensington, N.H./Oliver Racing) -- 62
5. Mary Elges (Windsor, Conn./Speed Legion) — 60
 
For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT's official webpage at www.usacycling.org/progrt.

The Pro GRT continues June 7-9 with the Chile Challenge in Angel Fire, N.M.

PHOTO: TOP: Anne Galyean won the women's event and took over the standings lead in Plattekill (photo by Jared Kleinberg/Madcats); BOTTOM: Neko Mulally took the men's victory at Plattekill (photo by Jared Kleinberg/Madcats).


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