Powless, Rivera on top in PRT standings after Joe Martin

Neilson Powless (Axeon-Hagens Berman) and Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) took the men’s and women’s wins last week at the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Ark., to claim respective leads in the 2016 Pro Road Tour standings.

Powless reached the podium three times over the weekend, taking third in Saturday’s road race, second in Sunday’s criterium and first in the general classification, which brought his PRT tally to 201 points for first place.

Rivera tops the women’s standings with 181 points after winning the Joe Martin general classification, which included wins at the road races on Friday and Saturday, as well as a second-place result in Sunday’s criterium.

Team Jamis leads the men’s team standings with 296 points following two stage wins and two top-10 GC finishes on the weekend, while a 1-2 GC finish for Rivera and Linda Villumsen (UnitedHealthcare) boosted UnitedHealthcare to the top of the women’s team standings with 318 points.

Full Joe Martin Stage Race results

USA Cycling PRT Standings:

Men’s Individual
1. Neilson Powless (Roseville, Calif./Axeon-Hagens Berman) – 201
2. Travis McCabe (Tucson, Ariz./Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team p/b Hincapie Racing) – 144
3. Janier Acevedo Calle (Northvale, N.J./Team Jamis) – 137
4. Nigel Ellsay (CAN/Silber Pro Cycling) – 122
5. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Linden, N.J./Team Jamis) – 67

Women’s Individual
1. Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./UnitedHealthcare) – 181
2. Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY16 Ridebiker p/b Sho-Air) – 151
3. Scotti Lechuga (Little Rock, Ark./Hagens Berman-Supermint Pro Cycling Team) – 127
4. Linda Villumsen (Asheville, N.C./UnitedHealthcare) – 119
5. Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./Wiggle-High5) – 108

Men’s Team
1. Team Jamis – 296
2. Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team p/b Hincapie Racing – 287
3. Axeon-Hagens Berman – 237
4. UnitedHealthcare – 143
5. Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis – 52

Women’s Team
1. UnitedHealthcare – 318
2. TWENTY16 Ridebiker p/b Sho-Air – 276
3. Rally Cycling – 220
4. Hagens Berman-Supermint Pro Cycling Team – 182
5. Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank – 162

Complete Pro Road Tour standings

What’s next

The PRT goes coast-to-coast with the April 30 Charlotte Criterium in Charlotte, N.C., and the April 30 Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling in Dana Point, Calif.

Photo by UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling

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