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Specialized Factory Racing’s Todd Wells and Lene Byberg take first ProXCT race of the season in California.
New winners finally came out of the Pro Cross Country Tour race held in Fontana, California, on Saturday.
Specialized Factory Racing’s Todd Wells and Lene Byberg took first place in their respective divisions at the first ProXCT race of the season. Wells topped second-place finisher Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis), stopping the Canadian’s bid to win five-straight cross-country events at Fontana.
Byberg, meanwhile, handled the women’s field with relative ease. Her victory put a halt to Georgia Gould’s (Luna) three-year run of wins at Fontana.
The race was the first of USA Cycling’s five UCI-inscripted Pro XCT events. The UCI points will not only determine start positions for the World Cup finale in New York, the last weekend in August, but also for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, the following weekend.
In addition, the top U.S. male and female riders in the Pro XCT standings at the end of the series will earn a spot on the U.S. national team for the world championships.
Check out more from Fontana, including photo galleries, at Singletrack.com.