Belmont Abbey Cycling Finishes 2017-18 Ranked First

Belmont Abbey Cycling Finishes 2017-18 Ranked First

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Belmont Abbey combined cycling program finished the 2017-18 competition season ranked first in the nation among USA Cycling Division II schools, the organization recently announced. The Crusaders amassed 275 points over four combined disciplines to take the title 275-270 over Mars Hill.

The Crusaders received 89 points in track, 44 in mountain bike, 63 in cyclocross and 79 in road. 

"The thing I'm most proud of is our all-hands-on-deck mentality," Head Coach Derek Dalzell said. "I believe that is on full display with our #1 ranking for the entire 2017-2018 year. We have strong individuals, but what's critical to any team's success is their willingness to work for each other for the betterment of the program. Going forward this is something that we will constantly strive for -- excellence in teamwork and therefore excellence in results. All Hands On Deck!"

The final standings:

 

 

2017-18 USA Cycling National Collegiate Varsity Division II Team Rankings
RANK SCHOOL TRACK MTB CX ROAD TOTAL
1 Belmont Abbey College 89 44 63 79 275
2 Mars Hill University 70 56 100 44 270
3 Savannah College of Art & Design - Savannah 63 28 70 89 250
4 King University   89 89 50 228
5 Piedmont College 100     100 200
6 Warren Wilson College   70 56 70 196
7 Midwestern State University 79 50   63 192
8 Western State Colorado University   100   56 156
9 Westminster College   63   31 94
10 Union College (Ky.)   79     79
11 Adams State University   39   39 78
12 Liberty University   31   35 66
13 Lake Superior College   35     35