Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Butler, Heule lead NACT after first weekend
When the dust from the first weekend of racing settled, the North American Cyclocross Trophy standings were quite a contrast to the previous year. Swiss champion Christian Heule leads Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) by 10 points with Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) in third. Jeremy Powers’ (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) second place finish ahead of Page at Star Crossed put him in fourth place, six points ahead of teammate Jamey Driscoll. National champion Ryan Trebon (Kona) is in 11th, after pulling out of Sunday’s race, and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) is absent from the points all together.
The women’s standings have some semblance to 2008 with Sue Butler (MonaVie/Cannondale.com) leading Britain’s Helen Wyman by 15 points. Wyman’s flat on Sunday resulted in a fourth place finish and cost her some valuable NACT points. Alison Dunlap’s (Luna) first weekend back in the office put her in third place in the overall standings. Kari Studley (Velo Bella) and Wendy Williams (Hudz-Subaru) round out the top five.
The next race in the NACT series is the Grand Prix of Gloucester in Gloucester, Mass., Oct. 3. and 4. Powers, Dunlap, Trebon and Johnsen have all won at Gloucester, setting up a potential shake-up in the overall standings. For more complete standings and information, see http://www.nacyclocross.com. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NACT
(Submitted by the North American Cyclocross Trophy Series).