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Burry Stander of Specialized and Georgia Gould of Luna were the victors at the USA Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour Round Two, which took place with the Sea Otter Classic at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California.

The current U23 world champion Stander bested Geoff Kabush (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) who placed second and Todd Wells (Specialized) who settled for third place. However, Wells continued to remain in the lead with 255 points overall standings with Kabush not far behind at 250 points. Crossing the finish line for fourth place was Christopher Sauser (Specialized) and placing fifth was Roel Paulissen (Cannondale).

In the elite women’s race, five women set the pace and took the lead. The pack included Gould, Lene Byberg (Specialized), Catharine Pendrel (Luna), Willow Koerber (Subaru-Gary Fisher) and Heather Irmiger (Subaru-Gary Fisher). Byberg tried to take the lead from Gould but Gould countered her attack and sprinted to…

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