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Corralitos resident and professional cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes rode his way to two fifth-place finishes in the road race portions of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Ark., over the weekend.

He finished four seconds back of winner and teammate Shawn Milne on Friday, and then finished in the same time as winner Eric Marcotte of Elbowz Racing on Saturday. Jacques-Maynes, who is a UC Santa Cruz alum, and Milne ride for the Kenda/5 Hour Energy team, powered by Geargrind.

Jacques-Maynes also had a sixth-place finish in the criterium, crossing the finish line in the same time as winner, Eric Young of Bissell Pro Cycling and was 21st in Thursday’s time trial. He was 13th in the stage race.

Jacques-Maynes’ twin brother Ben, who lives in Watsonville, also competed in the stage race, finishing 20th overall. His best finish was ninth in the individual time trial 13 seconds back of winner Francisco Mancebo [Competitive Cyclist Racing Team].

Ben Jacques-Maynes was also 16th in the criterium Sunday, crossing the finish line in the same time as teammate Young, and in the road races, he placed 54th and 15th on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Results included in this report were from

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Ben Jacques-Maynes in the Tour of the Battenkill men's pro UCI race on April 15, 2012. (©2012 By Dave Kraus/All Rights Reserved.)

Watsonville resident and UC Santa Cruz alum Ben Jacques-Maynes rode to a seventh-place finish for Bissell Pro Cycling and helped lift his team to third at the Tour of the Battenkill in Cambridge, N.Y., on Sunday.

Ben Jacques-Maynes pedals during the Tour of Battenkill men's pro race in New York state April 15, 2012. (©2012 By Dave Kraus/All Rights Reserved.)

Jacques-Maynes crossed the finish line of the Pro Invitational in 4 hours, 56 minutes, 19 seconds — just 25 seconds back of Francisco Mancebo [Competitive Cyclist Racing Team, who won in 4:55:54]. Jacques-Maynes’ time matched the fourth- through eighth-place finishers, according to results on

The Competitive Cyclist Racing Team won the team title and Team Optum Presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies placed second.

Bissell remains in the top spot of national rankings by USA Cycling.

Jacques-Maynes is ranked No. 8 in the individual standings and his twin brother, Andy Jacques-Maynes, who rides for Kenda/5-Hour Energy, is ranked 11th.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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