World Champ Sauser dominates at Sea Otter, Plaxton retains Pro XCT lead; Gould takes commanding lead with women's win
Christoph Sauser (SWI/Specialized Factory Racing) rode alone out front to take the win in the heat shortened USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour presented by Sho-air men's race at the Sea Otter Classic on Sunday. The world champ took the decisive win in the 29-mile men's event to quickly move into eighth place in the Pro XCT standings after two events. Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo./Luna) launched an attack early in the torrid heat of the one-lap, 19-mile women's Pro XCT race and never looked back. With victories in both Pro XCT events so far, Gould took a commanding lead atop the women's standings.
With two of seven events complete, the latest version of the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour presented by Sho-air standings is as follows:
The third race on the 2009 Pro XCT will be the Bump and Grind, May 31 in Pelham, Ala.
Updated on April 17, 2013, 11:19am