Bishop Tops US PRO XCT Standings After Three Rounds
April 1, 2013 — Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./SHO-Air-Cannondale) held on to the lead of the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) after the third event on the 2013 calendar, the Fontana City National US Cup, on March 30 in Fontana, Calif.
Todd Wells (Durango, Colo./Specialized Racing) was able to win the Fontana City National cross country event after Bishop suffered a broken chain while leading the race in the event’s final minutes. Bishop regrouped to finish second after leading the majority of the race before suffering the mechanical mishap. Rounding out the top five in Fontana were Cameron Jette (CAN/Scott-3ROXRacing) in third place, Benjamin Sonntag (Durango, Colo./American Interbanc) in fourth, and Mitchell Hoke (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) in fifth.
Bishop remains in the lead of the Pro XCT men’s standings with 600 points, with Wells in second place with 525 points. Sonntag enters the top five in third place with 310 points, ahead of Sam Schultz (Missoula, Mont./Trek Factory Racing) in fourth with 280 points and Ryan Woodall (Ocala, Fla.) in fifth with 275 points.
The Pro XCT series continues at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic, April 18-21.