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.