Two great races were offered up to the riders this past weekend in State Center for the Rose Festival. The Rose Festival Crit on Friday night got the action started with Saturday’s road race making for a balanced weekend.
Competition tightened in both the Men’s Elite Team and Individual competitions as Jared Osterloh, Zealous Racing clawed closer to leader Mattias Perret, ICCC, who sits just 2 points ahead of Osterloh. Brian West, Bikes2You/World of Bikes, remains in 3rd but lost a little ground. The Elite Team competition remains a heated 4 way battle with Zealous Racing tieing for the lead with ICCC with American Equity just 2 points back. B2U, WOB earned the most points of the weekend at 15 and now sits within 10 points of the lead.
Due to problems with the scoring of the Cat3s in the Criterium, we have yet to award any points to that category.
Thanks to everyone who came out and raced last night. Results are now posted.
The Elkhart TT Series will resume this Thursday to make up the earlier June race that was postponed due to weather. As of now it looks like we will have mild, dry weather and fast conditions. Come out and test your early summer fitness. Registration begins at 5:00 and closes at 6:15 with the first rider off at 6:30. See you there.
The 2011 Iowa Cup, presented by Zealous Consulting, hit the halfway point for the season with races tightening in almost every category. The Snake Alley Criterium and Melon City Criterium were races 6 and 7 in the 13 race series.
In what was predicted to be the most exciting race of the season, the Men’s Elite Team competition, a look at the standings shows this isn’t going to dissappoint. ICCC holds onto the lead, but only by a slim 3 points over American Equity with Zealous Racing only 1 point back in 3rd. Bikes To You/ World of Bikes jumped into the race with a good outing in Melon City.
Mattias Perrett, ICCC, holds onto an 8 point margin over Jared Osterloh, Zealous Racing, who, saw his chance to take the lead in Muscatine, thwarted by a late race crash. Brian West, B2U/ WOB climbed into 3rd overall.
There were no Iowa finishers in the 1,2 category of Snake Alley, so, no points were awarded, due to the irratic placing of pulled riders.
All the categories have been updated. Check out the standings.
The next races in the series are the Rose Festival Crit and Road Race in State Center, IA, Friday June 17 and Saturday, June 18. We’re coming down the stretch in the series and almost every category has close races.