Pro GRT: Leslie, Kingshill take leads into September finale


(Sept. 1, 2016) – Shane Leslie (Birmingham, Mich.) and Samantha Kingshill (Sacramento, Calif.) combined for five podiums at the July 28-31 Beast of the East in Killington, Vt., Aug. 13-14 Windham Pro GRT in Windham, N.Y., and Aug. 21 Snowshoe Wild Hare in Snowshoe, W. Va., to put themselves in the driver’s seat to win the men’s and women’s titles in the 2016 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT).
Samantha Kingshill raced to first in the women's Pro GRT with her win at Angel Fire.
Samantha Kingshill holds a 108-point lead with one event to go in the Pro GRT. (photo by Phil Beckman/

Leslie earned fourth at Beast of the East, won Windham Pro GRT and finished second at Snowshoe Wild Hare to bring his standings lead to 408 points, 73 points ahead of the field. Kingshill took second at Beast of the East, then placed second at the Windham Pro GRT before finishing third at Snowshoe Wild Hare. She has 512 points and holds a 108-point advantage in the women’s standings heading into the final event.
Full Beast of the East results.
Full Windham Pro GRT results.
Full Snowshoe Wild Hare results.
Men’s Standings
1. Shane Leslie (Birmingham, Mich.) 408
2. Kiran MacKinnon (Santa Cruz, Calif.) 335
3. Max Morgan (Brevard, N.C.) 325
4. Logan Binggeli (Saint George, Utah/KHS Factory Racing) 307
5. Tanner Stephens (Concord, Calif.) 260
Women’s Standings
1. Samantha Kingshill (Sacramento, Calif.) 512
2. Lauren Daney (Stafford, Va.) 404
3. Jill Kintner (Bellingham, Wash./ Red Bull-Norco Bicycles) 250
4. Frida Helena Roenning (Indianapolis, Ind.) 167
5. Angelina Palermo (Butler, Pa.) 164
Full Pro GRT standings.
The Pro GRT wraps up Sept. 17 with the Kamikaze Bike Games at Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

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