Pro GRT: Gwinn, Daney grow Pro GRT lead after Plattekill victories
Gwin edged teammate Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) for the win; racing down the steep northface trail at Plattekill's bike park less than one second faster than Leov. Just five seconds off Gwin's winning pace, Phillip Kmetz (Keen, N.H./Voncooper) earned the bronze-medal to move him in to third place in the overall standings, behind Gwin and Leov. With his fourth-place finish at Plattekill Gavin Vaughn (Sharon, Vt./Von Cooper) moved into the Pro GRT's top five just behind Steve Smith (Nanimo, CAN/Devinci Global Racing) who currently holds a tie with Kmetz for third.
In the women's race at Plattekill, it was a battle between the Pro GRT's number one and number two, Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) and Joanna Petterson (Jericho, Vt./Nema Maxxis). Daney descended the women's course in 2:49.53, nearly three seconds faster then Petterson's 2:51.52, for the victory. With the win, Daney exteneded her Pro GRT lead to 63 points, while Petterson holds a slight lead for second over former 4X world champ Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Team Norco International) who was racing abroad.
The Pro GRT races were a part of the long-standing Eastern States Cup series.
Full results from the Eastern States Cup-Plattekill Pro GRT Fox Racing Shox Gravity Open.
USA Cycling Pro GRT Standings:
For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT's official webpage at usacycling.org/progrt.
The Pro GRT will move west for its fourth stop, the Mountain States Cup - Chile Challenge, set for Angel Fire, N.M. on June 9-10.
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