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Horner and Bruckner top national rankings

Despite missing the final event, The International, with a broken collarbone,Prime Alliance's Chris Horner won the inaugural VeloNews Stage RaceBro Tour with an eight point cushion over International winner and teammateDanny Pate, with John Lieswyn (7UP-Nutra Fig) finishing third. The women'sstandings were unchanged at the top after the final race, with KimberlyBruckner (Saturn) beating out Lyne Bessette.August also saw the fifth round of the (single-day) Road Race Bro Tour,the Saturn Cycling Classic. After his emotional victory in the 140-mileepic, Mercury's Chris Wherry moved

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By Bryan Jew, VeloNews Senior Writer

Despite missing the final event, The International, with a broken collarbone,Prime Alliance’s Chris Horner won the inaugural VeloNews Stage RaceBro Tour with an eight point cushion over International winner and teammateDanny Pate, with John Lieswyn (7UP-Nutra Fig) finishing third. The women’sstandings were unchanged at the top after the final race, with KimberlyBruckner (Saturn) beating out Lyne Bessette.August also saw the fifth round of the (single-day) Road Race Bro Tour,the Saturn Cycling Classic. After his emotional victory in the 140-mileepic, Mercury’s Chris Wherry moved into the lead of the rankings, two pointsahead of teammate Henk Vogels. The final event is the San Francisco GrandPrix, September 15.Mercury also stands atop the criterium rankings following the ManhattanBeach Grand Prix, with Gord Fraser tied with Navigators Vassili Davidenko,while Diet Rite’s Tina Mayolo-Pic held a slim lead over Freddie Fu’s TaniaDuff-Miller. Five races remained after Manhattan Beach: USPRO Crit, ChrisThater Memorial, San Rafael Cycling Classic, the Miami Cycling Classicand the Michelin Classic.Horner and Bruckner also top USA Cycling rankings
Meanwhile, USA Cycling released its latest NRC rankings earlier thisweek, with the Prime Alliance men and Saturn women leading the way in thestandings. Prime Alliance’s Horner and Danny Pate occupy the top two men’sspots, with Mercury’s Chris Wherrry in third.In the women’s standings, Bruckner and teammate Judith Arndt stand one-two,followed by their former Saturn teammate Bessette. In the team standings,Prime Alliance is locked in a tight battle with Mercury on the men’s side,while the Saturn women are the runaway leaders ahead of Rona.

VeloNewsBro Tour Standings
(indicates previous standing)
NationalRacing Calendar standings
 (as of Aug.13)
Stage race – Men – (final)
1. (1) Chris Horner, Prime Alliance, 138
2. (2) Danny Pate, Prime Alliance, 130
3. (3) John Lieswyn, 7UP-Nutra Fig, 89
4. (4) Chris Wherry, Mercury, 60
5. (5) Scott Moninger, Mercury, 52
6. (6) Dave Zabriskie, USPS, 38
7. (7) Eric Wohlberg, Saturn, 37
8. (8) Chris Baldwin, Navigators, 35
9t. (9t)Henk Vogels, Mercury, 31
9t. (9t)Tom Leaper, Navigators, 31
9t. (9t)Soren Petersen, Saturn, 31
Men
1. Chris Horner, Prime Alliance, 1238
2. Danny Pate, Prime Alliance, 992
3. Chris Wherry, Mercury, 769
4. Gord Fraser, Mercury, 730
5. John Lieswyn, 7UP-Nutra Fig, 697
6. Henk Vogels, Mercury, 527
7. Mark Walters, Navigators, 496
8. Charles Dionne, 7UP-Nutra Fig, 426
9. Plamen Stoyanov, Mercury, 425
10. Soren Petersen, Saturn, 354
Stage race – Women – (final)
1. (1) Kimberly Bruckner, Saturn, 130
2. (2) Lyne Bessette, Quebec-Canada, 105
3. (3) Judith Arndt, Saturn, 71
4. (4) Geneviève Jeanson, Rona, 69
5. (10) Heather Albert, Goldy’s, 56
6. (8) Jessica Phillips, Saturn, 54
7. (5) Sue Palmer-Komar, TalgoAmerica, 50
8. (9) Leah Goldstein, Hutch’s, 47
9. (6) Karen Bockel, Rona, 41
10. (7) Susy Pryde, Talgo America, 39
Women
1. Kimberly Bruckner, Saturn, 973
2. Judith Arndt, Saturn, 965
3. Lyne Bessette, Canadian National Team, 956
4. Genevieve Jeanson, Rona, 804
5. Tina Mayolo-Pic, Diet Rite, 774
6. Laura Van Gilder, Trek Plus, 706
7. Heather Albert, Goldy’s, 572
8. Petra Rossner, Saturn, 495
9. Jessica Phillips, Saturn, 485
10. Nicole Freedman, Rona, 405
Road Race – Men – (after5 of 6 events)
1. (7t) Chris Wherry, Mercury, 56 pts
2. (1)Henk Vogels, Mercury, 54
3. (2)Oleg Grichkine, Navigators, 45
4t. (3t) Mark Walters, Navigators, 30
4t. (3t) Gord Fraser, Mercury, 30
4t. (3t) Vassili Davidenko, Navigators, 30
4t. (3t) David Clinger, USPS, 30
8t. (-)Burke Swindlehurst, Navigators,26
8t. (7t) Chann McRae, USPS, 26
10. (9) Zbigniew Piatek, Mroz, 25
Men’s teams
1. Prime Alliance, 2956
2. Mercury, 2790
3. 7UP-Nutra Fig, 1609
4. Navigators, 1556
5. Saturn, 1526
6. U.S. Postal Service, 1233
7. Jelly Belly-Carlsbad Clothing, 727
8. Schroeder Iron, 622
9. Sierra Nevada-Cannondale, 417
10. OFOTO.com-Lombardi Sports, 413
Criterium – Men – (after5 of 10 events)
1t. (2t) Gord Fraser, Mercury, 82
1t. (1)Vassili Davidenko, Navigators, 82
3t. (2t) Dave McCook, Prime Alliance, 52
3t. (2t) Jonas Carney, Prime Alliance, 52
5. (-)Alex Candelario, Prime Alliance,41
6. (5)Greg Henderson, 7UP-Nutra Fig, 35
7. (6)Graeme Miller, Mercury, 34
8. (7)Derek Bouchard-Hall, Mercury, 32
9. (8)Ivan Dominguez, Saturn, 30
10. (9) Chad Gerlach, Sierra Nevada, 27
Women’s teams
1. Saturn, 3283
2. Rona, 1772
3. Diet Rite, 1290
4. Talgo America, 1115
5. T-Mobile USA, 1068
6. Canadian National Team, 895
7. Goldy’s, 875
8. Trek Plus, 833
9. Freddi Fu, 648
10. Boise, 542
Criterium – Women – (after5 of 10 events)
1. (1)Tina Mayolo-Pic, Diet Rite, 74
2. (4)Tania Duff-Miller, Freddie Fu, 69
3t. (2t) Ina Teutenberg, Saturn, 60
3t. (2t) Becky Conzelman, Freddie Fu, 60
5. (5)Emily Gloeckner, Veritas, 46
6. (-) Rebecca Quinn, Red 5 Racing,42
7. (6)Laura Van Gilder, Trek Plus, 41
8t. (7t) Christina Underwood, Fuji, 37
8t. (7t) Charm Breon, Freddie Fu, 37
10. (-) Jenny Eyerman, Santa Cruz, 35