Iowa Cup Standing pb Zealous Consulting – Round #3

The Zealous Race Team and Central Iowa hosted races 4 and 5 of the 2011 Iowa Cup series.  Race #4 was the Zealous Classic RR, north of Des Moines and Race #5 was the always tough State Fairgrounds Criterium in Des Moines.

The Weekend saw the tightening of this year’s best competition, so far, the Men’s Elite Team competition.  American Equity used a commanding Road Race to Move into the lead, with Iowa City Cycling able to tie up the competition in the criterium with the leader coming into the weekend, Zealous Racing, now sitting 3rd, just 2 points back.

Mattias Perrett, ICCC, used 2 2nd place finishes to take back and extend his lead in the Men’s 1,2 competition.  Jared Osterloh, Zealous Racing, sits 2nd place with Lou Waugaman, American Equity, pulling into 3rd place on the strength of his win in the Road Race.

The Men’s Cat 3 competition was siezed by Kevin Severs, Colorbiotics, with a finish as 1st Cat 3 in the Road Race and a win in the Cat 3 criterium.  Dan Galles, Atlas, used consistant performances to move into 2nd place in the category.

Young, William Rekemeyer, DMOS, climbed into the lead with his solo victory in the Criterium.  Travis Jass, Fort Dodge Trisport, sits a close 2nd with 2 2nd place finishes on the weekend, while Saturday’s RR winner, Mike Reagan, Rassmussens, is in 3rd.

Casasandra Kessler, ICCC, took her third and fourth finishes as first Iowan in a row to extend her lead over teamate, Cara Hamann, also extending ICCC’s huge lead in the team competition.

Megan Kelly, Velo Rosa, has used consistant performances to take a 3 point lead in the Women’s Cat 4 category with Tricia Brown sitting 3 points back in 2nd.

The Masters 40+ continues to be led by Jim Cochran, Atlas, on the strength of his 2 victories in Iowa City.  Shawn Loomis, Colorbiotics, won the Des Moines Road Race to move into 2nd place.

Randy Jones, Colorbiotics, took 2 victories in the Masters 50+ races to take a commanding lead in the category.  Chris Eastburn, ICCC, is in 2nd.

Next up in the 2011 Iowa Cup are the Historic Snake Alley Criterium and Melon City Criterium.  The biggest races in the competition still provide plenty of opportunity to score points in the Cup.



Elkhart TimeTrial #2 Results

The rain held off for us and we ended up with a beautiful, warm May evening for TT-ing out at Elkhart.  Over 90 riders tackled the 12km course and many PRs and benchmarks for the season were set.  All in all the average time this month was 4 minutes (or 17%) faster than our blustery kickoff race in April.  It was also a very close race at the top of the Mens Open with Derek Cassady setting the pace with a 16:19, just two seconds ahead of JJ Bailey and six seconds ahead of Gerald Johnson.  A rockin’ four tandems also showed up to race with the Martin’s nearly breaking 17 minutes.  And Julie Zierke-Clarke put down the fastest women’s time of the night at 18:29.

Thanks to all for coming out and a huge thanks to Rachelle Little from Zealous Consulting and all our volunteers who help put on the race.  Thank them next time you’re clipping in at the start line.

Category points will be posted next week. Thanks to all who came out.

Results are available for download 2011 Elkhart TT Series Results – Race 2 and at USAC.

Iowa Cup Standing pb Zealous Consulting – Round #2

An absolutely beautiful day and a super course greeted racers for the 3rd race in the 2011 Iowa Cup, the Squaw Creek Criterium.  The course at Squaw Creek received many compliments all day.

The Men’s Elite Team and Individual lead were taken in a big way by Zealous Racing and it’s leader Jared Osterloh.  Zealous put 3 riders into the winning 5 rider break.  Jared scored the max 10 points with his 2nd place finish to WI rider, Brandon Krawczyk.  Chad Bishop. American Equity finished 3rd with Lane Anderson and Jerome Rewerts, Zealous, rounding out the top 5.  Osterloh now sits alone atop the standings with 21 points with ICCC duo of Mattias Perret and Brendan Kealy in 2nd and 3rd.  Zealous Racing holds a slim margin ahead of ICCC with American Equity in 3rd.

The Women’s Elite Team and Individual lead were extended soundly by Cassandra Kessler and her Iowa City Cycling Team.  Kessler took the win on Saturday and teammate, and 2nd place in the standings, Cara Hamann , took 3rd.  Carol Lewnau, Colorbiotics, was able to break the ICCC lock on 1,2 and take 2nd on the day.

Kevin Severs, Colorbiotics, took control of the 3s race with his victory.  Nathan Hicks, Zealous Racing, took 2nd on the day.

William Rekemeyer, DMOS-RDMB, has shown consistancy in finishing top 3 in each of the Iowa Cup races this year.  He now sits alone atop the Cat 4 standings with Matt Nagel, who scored 5th place points, sits alone in 2nd.

The Masters 40+ continues to be led by Jim Cochran, Atlas, but Mark Beatty, Twisted Spokes, and Karl Rosenberg were able to gain ground in his absence, and move into 2nd and 3rd.

Chris Eastburn, ICCC, found himself tied for the lead in the 50+ race, due to a flat in the Iowa City RR.  He was able to take over sole possession with the victory on Saturday.  Randy Jones, Colorbiotics, took 2nd on the day, moving him into 2nd overall.

Tricia Brown, ICCC, was able to tie teammate Darcy Stanford atop the Women’s 4s standings with her victory at Squaw Creek.  Megan Kelly, Velo Rosa, sits in 3rd following her 2nd place finish on the day.

We’re right back into the action this weekend with the Zealous Classic RR and State Fairgrounds Criterium in Des Moines.  Lots of points on offer.  Anyone wanting the coveted free entry to Memorial Weekend and Call up at Snake (Yes call up to the front row!) will need to be in Des Moines this Saturday and Sunday.

Full Results

Iowa Cup Standings pb Zealous Consulting – Round #1

The 2011 Iowa Cup got underway with the Iowa City RR and Old Capitol Criterium.  With the latest start in Cup history, there were bound to be some riders anxious to stamp their authority on the series.  The 2 race weekend allowed some to build big leads with some double victories, while in other categories, created a tight race at the top with a mix of results.

The top of the Men’s 1,2 standings are controlled by two Iowa City Cycling Team riders, who used their home town races to get the early lead in the standngs.  Mattias Perret took 6th in the Road Race, to grab the 10 points and Brendan Kealy, scored the 10 in the Crit, also 6th place.  Mattias’ finish in the crit garnered him 2 more points than Kealy, who finished as 5th Iowan in the road race, and the lead after weekend #1.  Jared Osterloh, Zealous Racing, showed consistancy, with the finish as 4th Iowan on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday, leaving him just 2 points back in 3rd.

Obviously, the team lead is dominated by the Iowa City Cycling Club, with the other teams log-jammed in a virtual tie for 2nd.  With 4 strong teams this year, the Men’s Elite competition will be fun to watch.  Iowa City has the jump on repeating as team champions.

We knew the Women’s 1,2,3 race would be full of new faces this year and the first weekend of racing proved us almost correct, there were new faces in the women 1,2,3 race, but we’ve seen their names for the past couple years atop the women Cat 4 standings.  Cassandra Kessler, Iowa City Cycling Club, leads the standings with her finish as first Iowan on Sunday and 2nd on Saturday.  Teamate, Cara Hamann sits tied for 2nd with Julie Foersch of Hawkeye Bike Association.

As in the Men’s Elite Team Competition, Iowa City has started the season with a commanding lead.

In what has to be the earliest exits from a category in Iowa Cup history, the Cat 3 leader, Kevin Temple, Bikes2You/World Of Bikes, will have a short time at the top, as he’s upgraded to a Cat 2.  Geoff Perrill of ICCC has the virtual lead with Kevin Severs, Colorbiotics, and Dan Galles, Atlas, close behind.

Travis Jass, Fort Dodge Trisport, and Matt Nagel, sit tied atop the Cat 4 standings, each grabbing a top Iowan finish on alternate days.  William Rekemeyer, DMOS/RDMB, finished between them both days and sits only 1 point behind.

Jim Cochran, Atlas, used a pair of wins in the 40+ events to establish a large margin over ICCC riders Greg Duethman and Jeff Barnes, who each had 2nd place finishes to Jim.

ICCC, again, boasts 2 riders atop another category, the 50+ Masters.  Chris Eastburn, scored 10 points in the criterium to tie teamate Dan Shaffer, who scored 10 the day before.  Wayne Fett, Goosetown Racing Club, and Randy Jones, Colorbiotics, sit tied for 3rd.

Darcy Stanford, ICCC took a pair of victories in the Women’s 4s races to take a commanding lead in the standings.  Teamate Tricia Brown sits in 2nd with Amy Oberbroeckling of Q7 Cycling in 3rd.

Next on tap for the Iowa Cup is the Squaw Creek Circuit race in Marion Iowa.  With 3 races in 9 days, the Iowa Cup race will really take form in the next 2 weeks.

Full Results

UPDATE: Masters40+ Results were missing John Stonebarger who picked up 3 points at the Road Race. He was added and those below him were shuffled back a spot.

Zealous Race Weekend

2 weeks to go until round #3 of the Iowa Cup. The Iowa State Fair Criterium is back for its second year and ready to break a few more riders with its unrelenting climbs and technical corners.

New for this year will be the Zealous Spring Road Race, which will be a 1o mile rolling loop making the weekend have something for everyone. Both climbers and rouleurs will have a chance this year.

Online registration is open at USAC cycling. So save yourself $10 for gas and head on over and get registered today. Don’t forget that the leaders of the IACup will receive a refund for their entry fee the day of the races.

Zealous Spring Road Race & Iowa State Fair Criterium