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Win counts on U.S. soil for the 16 UCI U.S. professional cycling teams

March 31, 2013

Ever wonder which U.S. teams are performing best in a collection of U.S. races that includes the National Criterium Calendar and National Racing Calendar series as well as popular events outside of those series? The answer is here in an easy-to-read graph format.

The following tallies count wins for UCI-registered U.S. teams in races on U.S. soil this season through March 30th, 2013. Men’s and women’s counts are both shown and include stage as well as overall GC victories. Check back next month for updated rankings.

U.S. mens pro-cycling wins in the U.S. as of 3 30 2013

Men’s team wins summary

Janier Acevedo, center, with his Gobernation de Antioquia teammates at the 2011 Tour of Utah

Janier Acevedo, center, with his Gobernation de Antioquia teammates at the 2011 Tour of Utah. Now on Jamis/Hagens Berman, Acevedo won the San Dimas overall this year.

The men’s teams are grouped by ProTour, Professional Continental, and Continental status. Jamis/Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home leads the rankings after dominating the San Dimas and Valley of the Sun stage races. UnitedHealthcare owes its three victories to a continued demonstration of force in the Criterium Calendar events.

BMC Racing Team, Garmin-Sharp, and Novo Nordisk haven’t raced yet in the U.S., although Novo Nordisk’s independent development team guys have been very active in the early U.S. season.

Riders on the development powerhouse of Bontrager, namely Jasper Stuyven and Lawson Craddock, have been winning in Europe. Christiaan Kriek of Jelly Belly – Kenda won a stage and overall GC at the Tour of Murrieta but those results aren’t counted in the rankings here to date. Only races that included more than one of the UCI-registered teams have been included in the tallies.

U.S. women's pro-cycling wins in the U.S. as of 3 30 2013

Women’s team wins summary

Jackie Crowell at the 2012 Tour of the Gila. Crowell won the Delray Beach Twilight Criterium this year.

Jackie Crowell at the 2012 Tour of the Gila. Crowell won the Delray Beach Twilight Criterium this year.

The women’s teams have divided U.S. wins pretty evenly thus far, with the exception of Team Tibco which has focused its efforts almost exclusively in Europe. Shelley Olds of Tibco raced well in the Ladies Tour of Qatar with top ten stage results; she’s also finished top five in one-day classics.

Alison Tetrick, Mara Abbott, and Jackie Crowell have contributed to Exergy Twenty16‘s success so far this season in the U.S., with Leah Kirchmann leading the way for Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies.

Specialized-lululemon has won in the U.S. due to strong performances by Evelyn Stevens, Taylor Wiles, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, and Gillian Carleton.

Non-UCI-registered teams have won races at events that were used to create these rankings. They include for the men P&S – Specialized, Full Circle powered by Pure Gear, and New York’s CRCA/Foundation. Women riders on NOW and Novartis for MS, NCVC/UnitedHealthcare, and Michelob Ultra – LaGrange have won races.

Redlands Bicycle Classic takes place from April 4 to 7 and is the next major contest for these professional cycling teams; it offers four stage wins and one overall placing.

Twelve UCI registered men’s teams based in the U.S.

2 ProTour Teams: BMC Racing Team, Garmin-Sharp

2 Pro Continental Teams: United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team, Novo Nordisk

8 Continental Teams: Jamis Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home, Bissell Pro Cycling, Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, Team SmartStop-Mountain Khakis, 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda, Jelly Belly – Kenda, Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team, Bontrager Cycling Team

Four UCI registered women’s teams based in the U.S.

Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, Exergy Twenty16, Specialized-lululemon, and Team Tibco

Races included in the win tallies as of 3/30/2013

USA Cycling’s National Criterium Calendar series: Old Pueblo Gran Prix, Cigar City Brewing Criterium, Delray Beach Twilight Festival.

USA Cycling’s National [road] Racing Calendar series: None to date, as the series begins with the Redlands Bicycle Classic.

Non-“Calendar” races: Merco Cycling Classic, Valley of the Sun Stage Race, Tucson Bicycle Classic, Blythewood Omnium, San Dimas Stage Race.

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