Pro GRT: New leaders in men's and women's standings


The USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) rolled into its second of six events, the Eastern States Cup-Mountain Creek, in Mountain Creek, N.J. on Sunday. The riders dueled on course and now there are new leaders of the men's and women's standings.

Aaron Gwin on his winning ride at the Eastern States Cup-Mountain Creek. (Photo by: Matthew DeLorme)
Aaron Gwin on his winning ride at the Eastern States Cup-Mountain Creek. (Photo by: Matthew DeLorme)

Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) assumed the lead on the Pro GRT men's standings after winning Sunday's contest in Mountain Creek, N.J. Gwin registered a time of 2:10.09, four seconds faster than Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing). Gwin now holds a 40-point cushion on second-place Steve Smith (CAN/Devinci Global Racing). Leov is in third place, 18 points behind Smith. There is a two-rider tie for fourth place as Mick Hannah (South Fork, Colo./Hutchinson United Ride) and Phil Kmetz (Keene, N.H./Von Cooper) each have 30 points, 12 fewer than Leov. Kmetz placed third Sunday, nearly eight seconds behind Gwin.

The Pro GRT women's standings are jammed as only 38 points separate the top six riders after two events. After winning on Sunday, Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) holds an eight-point cushion on the previous leader, Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Team Norco International). Miranda Miller (CAN/SantaCruz-SRAM) and Elinor Wesner (ISR/Fastline Racing) each have 40 points to tie for third place, after each recorded a second-place finish in the first two events. Similarly, Holly Feniak (CAN/GoPro-Cove-Shimano) and Katelyn Parhiala (Arlington, Mass.) are deadlocked for fifth place with 30 points apiece.

Full results from the Eastern States Cup-Mountain Creek.


USA Cycling Pro GRT Standings:

1. Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) — 100
2. Steve Smith (Nanimo, CAN/Devinci Global Racing) — 60
3. Justin Leov (NZL/Trek World Racing) — 42
4. Mick Hannah (South Fork, Colo./Hutchinson United Ride) — 30
4. Phil Kmetz (Keene, N.H./Von Cooper) — 30

1. Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va./DRD Intense) — 68
2. Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./Team Norco International) — 60
3. Miranda Miller (CAN/Santa Cruz-SRAM) — 40
3. Elinor Wesner (ISR/Fastline Racing) — 40
5. Holly Feniak (Sechelt, CAN/GoPro-Cove-Shimano) — 30
5. Katelyn Parhiala (Arlington, Mass.) — 30


For complete standings, visit the Pro GRT's official webpage at

The Pro GRT stays in the northeast next week as riders are slated to contest the Eastern States Cup - Plattekill in Roxbury, N.Y. on May 27.

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