2013 Top Banana Competition p/b Carter’s Compost: Leach Moves Up, Widrig Pockets Points


With heavy hitters looking at targets, John Leach took 15 points and made a big jump up the overall. 

The race went well for Einstein Racing, with two racers both snagging a healthy bag of points for the Competition. With Ryan Cross still in the lead and a slew of races on the horizon, Einstein needed to prevent anything going south and did so in style, with Leach taking a big win.

The Ithaca GP of Cyclocross on deck, followed hotly by the Battle at the Burg in the next two weeks, points are up for offer in a big way in September. If Einstein wants to keep Cross in the lead, they’ll need him on the line whenever possible, and some great performances from other riders in defense as well. Alex Vanias and Adam York certainly look threatening, and could take over the race if they put in great rides at the next two events. Between Ithaca, BATB and Peak2Peak, it may come down to a showdown of familiar foes Vanias, Mike Anderson and Jorden Wakeley as the Iceman draws near.

The Women’s race certainly got interesting, with Competition leader Lauri Brockmiller dominating the singletrack race but forgoing Top Banana Points in the gravel edition. Second place in the Competition and second on the race, Brockmiller’s teammate Bridgit Widrig moved up deftly into the lead in a very tough race. Every mile was difficult and every point invaluable, giving her 9 points (field of less than 10), leaving just one on the table to race winner Jane Van Hof.

Even with Widrig into the lead, no one gained as much ground as Van Hof. The win bumps her up into the top ten, and only five points off the podium. She’s an outstanding mountain biker and certainly on par with the Hagerty duo, and if she can put together a stellar fall, she could jump onto the podium. It’s been a season that always looked in control by Hagerty, and if anyone is to challenge, if is going to be Van Hof.

Men’s Top Banana Competition

Ryan Cross 55
Alexey Vermuelen 41
Alex Vanias 41
Mike Anderson 40
Adam York 39
Jordan Diekema 36
Rudy Peterson 33
Scott Hoffner 33
Christopher Gottwald 32
Jorden Wakeley 32
Scott Quiring 28
Cruise Bogedin 27
Sven Baumann 26
Matt Acker 25
Derek Graham 25
Mac Brennan 22
Kirk Albers 20
Nathan Williams 19
Steve Broglio 19
Matt Light 19
John Cowan 19
Robert Smallman 18
Cruise Bogedin 18
Daniel Yankus 18
Paul Martin 16
Ryan Kennedy 16
Ron Sanborn 16
Kevin DePasse 16
Tom Burke 15
Justin Lindine 15
Peter Beels 15
Tom Linck 15
Martin Vecchio 14
John Leach 13
Randy Rodd 13
Cam Timmer 13
Michael Manning 12
Andrew Florian 12
David Nies 12
Chris Kushman 12
Robert Foshag 12
Michael Mills 11
Chad Wells 11
Cody Sovis 11
Ryan Bolin 11
Matt Bole 10
Ron Catlin 10
Jason Young 10
Kris Sands 9
Mitchell DeYoung 9
Hogan Sills 9
Cory Stange 9
Bryan Ellenbaas 8
Jeremy Karel 8
Sean Piper 8
Brian Kozeliski 8
Brent Krmotich 8
Matthew Wehrmeyer 7
Nate St. Onge 7
Jay Click 7
Dan Lam 7
Jason Hess 7
Dustin Morici 7
Scott Kuhns 6
David Silvers 6
Geoff Kuyper 6
David Williams 6
Dan Korienek 6
Matt Silvia 6
Mike Simonson 6
Dan Korienek 6
Christian Byar 5
Chris Fisher 5
Randy Zeeman 5
Shawn Adams 5
Craig Gietzen 5
Tony Talentino 4
Greg Kuhn 4
Jeff Van Dermark 3
Brent Goetz 3
Shawn Davison 3
Nate Versluis 3
Jason Lowetz 3
Clint Haley 2
Anthony Prentice 2
Mickey Humpula 2
Dan Lam 2
Thomas Beebe 2
Paul Borden 1
Dan Wilson 1
Mike Jones 1
Andy Holly 1

Women’s Top Banana Competition 

Bridgit Widrig 65
Lauri Brockmiller 60
Zoe Reeves 36
Melissa Ryba 34
Chelsea Strate 31
Sarah Demerly 31
Jane Van Hof 30
Amanda Schaap 28
Dori Lieb 20
Alicia Trevino 20
Kayla Starr 20
Erin Disterheft 19
Amy Stauffer 19
Marie Dersham 16
Kati Krikke 16
Mackenzie Woordring 15
Kim Chapman 14
Samantha Brode 13
Janet Edwards 12
Danielle Mullis 11
Patricia DeVost 10
Angela Bowers 10
Wendy Zamzow 10
Stephanie Swan 10
JoAnn Cranson 10
Danielle Musto 9
Victoria Steen 9
Julie Whalen 8
Bobbie Liegl 8
Michael Mihelich 8
Elizabeth Hiser 8
Sherry Grimard 7
Melissa Colflesh 7
Summer Olmstead 7
Kathy Kirk 7
Katie Mann 7
Molly Wolf 7
Terri Brock 6
Keri Sederberg 6
Sarah Fredrickson 6
Tina Coughly 5
Janelle Cole 5
Sue Stephens 5
Kristen Arnold 5
Cori Shek 4
Mindy Fernando 4
Erin Vicary 3
Merry Van Der Lind 3
Gabriella Sterne 3
Maddi Miller 3
Rachel Decker 3
Angie O’Brien 2
Kathy Roche-Wallace 2
Christina Peek 2
Gail Ranville 1
Elizabeth So 1
Michelle Ryan 1

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