Oakley's Atkinson And Mosely Both Earn Wins At The Pro GRT in Port Angeles, Washington
Oakley’s Bryn Atkinson and Tracy Moseley both took wins last weekend at The USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT), NW Cup #2 in Port Angeles, Washington. Oakley’s Rachel Atherton and Jill Kintner completed the podium, taking second and third, respectively.
Both the pro men’s and women’s fields were stacked with world-class talent as the weekend’s on-and-off rain made for a slick, fast course.
In the men’s event, Atkinson earned the win with a time of 2:34.39.
In the women’s race, Moseley clocked a 2:50.82 on the slippery course to beat out runner-up Rachel Atherton by three seconds. Kinter took third while Melissa Buhl (KHS Bicycles), the winner last week at Sea Otter, had to settle for a fourth-place finish.
Moseley said it was good to be back racing in a U.S. national series.
“The track was the perfect preparation for the World Cup season: flat out all the way,” Moseley said. “It was the first real test for me and the bike this year with a big women’s field on a proper downhill, so I was really happy to take the win ahead of Rachel. A great start to the season and a great start for the team with the boys all getting great results.”
With the first of five events on the Pro GRT now complete, Atkinson and Moseley have taken the early leads in the standings.
Pro Women 1. Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) 00:02:50.82 2. Rachel Atherton (Commencal) 00:02:53.07 3. Jill Kintner (Transition Racing/Fox Shox) 00:02:56.16
Pro Men 1. Bryn Atkinson (Transition Racing) 00:02:34.39 2. Justin Leov (Trek World Racing) 00:02:35.20 3. Luke Strobel (MS/Evil) 00:02:36.48