RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team Ranked 1st in NRC Standings

Captain Mancebo top individual rider as Team enters Sea Otter Classic

PARK CITY, Utah- Coming off impressive campaigns at the San Dimas Stage Race and Redlands Classic, the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team has asserted their presence on the U.S. racing scene by vaulting to first place in the National Racing Calendar (NRC) standings. The Team sits atop the 2011 Men's NRC Team Standings with the Bissell Pro Cycling Team and Chipotle Development squad rounding out the top three spots.

RealCyclist.com's Team captain Francisco Mancebo currently holds first in the NRC individual rider rankings with a 77-point lead over Benjamin Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling Team).

Earlier this week, young speedster Cole House continued his winning streak at the Foothills Classic Road Race in Anniston, Ala. House took the top podium spot in an exciting sprint finish, edging out Pure Black Racing's Michael Northey and Kelly Benefit's Daniel Holloway. The Foothills Classic event marked the return of Thomas Rabou to racing action for the RealCyclist.com Team after an early season wrist injury sidelined the Dutch rider.

RealCyclist.com will bring a full rider roster to the Sea Otter Classic (April 14-17) this weekend in Monterey, Calif. Racing begins tomorrow with a criterium on a one-kilometer section of the Laguna Seca Raceway. The 68-mile road race will commence Friday, with a time trial slated for Saturday and circuit race Sunday on the event's final day.

All races are held at the Laguna Seca Raceway, with the road race and circuit race featuring a challenging 300-foot-climb and an awe-inspiring descent down the world famous "Corkscrew." The Sea Otter Classic is now part of the Northern California and Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) series and NCNCA point system.

RealCyclist.com Pro Team Directeur Sportif Gord Fraser has set the roster for the Sea Otter Classic as: Mancebo, Cesar Grajales, Thomas Rabou, Cole House, Tommy Nankervis, Ian Burnett, Evan Hyde and Mike Midlarski.

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