When his bike crapped out, Mike Anderson had more than just a single race up in the air. 

Jorden Wakeley’s fall schedule bounces along with the Top Banana points stops, and he’ll need every chance he can get to move up the overall standings. With an outstanding line-up on the start line, no one was going to be pulling down easy points. Here’s how the Elite Men finished up.

1 20 Jorden Wakeley Grayling, Mi 22 Einstein feat AmandaPanda 0:01:03.7 0:35:19.4 0:35:58.4 0:36:14.9 1:48:36.5 15.4 MPH
2 19 Alex Vanias Leroy, Mi 21 Kolo T.C. Gentlemen’s Club 0:01:08.1 0:35:35.9 0:36:51.1 0:37:32.1 1:51:07.4 15.1 MPH
3 18 Derek Graham Cedar, Mi 31 0:01:07.7 0:36:59.3 0:37:33.3 0:39:09.9 1:54:50.3 14.6 MPH
4 17 John Cowan Petoskey, Mi 29 North Country Cycle Sport 0:01:08.9 0:38:28.4 0:39:18.1 0:39:30.0 1:58:25.5 14.1 MPH
5 16 Chris Fisher Maple City, Mi 43 Kolo T.C. Gentlemen’s Club 0:01:07.4 0:39:29.9 0:40:15.1 0:42:18.8 2:03:11.3 13.6 MPH
6 15 Ryan Kennedy Traverse City, Mi 37 Einstein feat JohannaBana 0:01:11.6 0:40:02.9 0:41:46.8 0:42:01.1 2:05:02.5 13.4 MPH
7 14 Jeff Craven Traverse City, Mi 33 0:01:09.8 0:41:42.0 0:41:26.7 0:42:53.6 2:07:12.2 13.2 MPH
8 13 Aaron Mccready Novi, Mi 27 Ghost Team I 0:01:06.7 0:41:23.7 0:41:43.0 0:43:31.6 2:07:45.2 13.1 MPH
9 12 Dan Kotwicki Ann Arbor, Mi 42 0:01:14.3 0:42:35.0 0:42:56.3 0:43:53.4 2:10:39.1 12.8 MPH
10 11 Chad Wells Petoskey, Mi 30 North Country Cycle Sport 0:01:11.0 0:43:02.1 0:44:11.5 0:43:51.2 2:12:15.9 12.7 MPH

For a rider like Alex Vanias, a second place finish was a huge haul and he will have bigger expectations at every race for the season. His BISSELL teammate, Derek Graham, held on for third on the day and will benefit in a big way from the unfortunate mechanical of Top Banana leader Mike Anderson. Graham is now within striking distance of a third place finish and could even overhaul the leaders if disaster should strike. Heaven forbid.

Mike Anderson at 89 points
Jorden Wakeley at 74 points
Nathaniel Willams at 67 points
Derek Graham at 66 points
Chad Wells at 55 points
Chris Fisher at 50 points
John Cowan at 47 points
Sven Baumann at 40 points
Mac Brennan at 39 points
Adam York at 38 points
Alex Vanias at 37 points
Alexey Vermuellen at 36 points
Ben Renkema at 36 points
Earl Hillaker at 35 points
John Card at 35 points
Tom Burke at 31 points
Martin Vecchio at 30 points
Marten Beels at 28 points
Scott Hofner at 27 points
Alan Antonuk at 27 points
Brent Goetz at 26 points
Mike Tacchella at 25 points
Dan Korienek at 25 points
Brian Kuyper at 24 points
Daniel Gerow at 23 points
Christopher Gottwald at 21 points
Dave Dygert at 19 points
Brian Matter at 19 points
Kyle Stange at 17 points
Aaron McCreedy at 18
Ty Schmidt at 17 points
Shawn Adams at 17 points
Mike Simonson at 16 points
Ron Sanborn at 16 points
Steve Broglio at 16 points
Sven Baumann at 15 points
Mark Spore at 15 points
TJ Jenema at 15 points
Shawn Davison at 14 points
Jeff Craven at 14 points
Aaron McCreedy at 13 points
Mitchell DeYoung at 13 points
Matthew DeGiacomo at 13 points
Dan Kotwicki at 12 points
Jimmy McMurray at 12 points
Dominic Courtier
Jordan Diekema at 11

The next Top Banana race is at Peak2Peak on October 13th. It’s a big one, so it’ll be a full 20 point race with a huge Elite class expected to make the trip out to Thompsonville for the last big tune-up before the Iceman Cometh. Who will win atop the vaunted Crystal Climb? Will Anderson’s bike stay together? How many questions can I come up with to end this piece? 3.

Check back tomorrow for the Women’s Top Banana standings. It’s gonna be rockin’.