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.