2013 Iowa Cup pb Tompkins Industries

It is that time of year again. Time to announce the new schedule for the Zealous Racing Iowa Cup pb Tompkins Industries in 2013. Over the past few years we have slowly expanded the number of races that have been part of the series, but this year sees the number contract to just 10 races making each and every one of them that much more important. The lower number of races allowed us to also have only one weekend of racing per month except for the state races in August. Hopefully that will make it easier for people to make them all.

First, lets recap the 2012 winners:

Men’s Elite Team: Iowa City Cycling Club
Women’s Elite Team: Iowa City Cycling Club
Elite Men: Matias Perret (Iowa City Cycling Club)
Elite Women: Lisa Vetterlein (Smart Honda Women’s Team)
Masters 40+: Paul Deninger (Velosport Iowa /American Equity)
Masters 50+: Christopher Eastburn (Iowa City Cycling Club)
Men’s Cat3: Nathan Kullbom (Atlas Cycling)
Men’s Cat4: Brenden Hardy
Women’s Cat4: Nicole Fiala (American Equity Racng Team)

This year, like the last few, the previous years winners will receive free entry into the IACity Road Race this weekend, but only for the category they were previously in. After the first weekend the current leaders will be given free entry into each of the IACup events for the category that they are leading. The rest of the rules can be located over at zealousracing.com. Also, an added bonus of leading the IACup coming into the Memorial Day weekend races is the chance to maybe get one of the coveted Snake Alley Call Ups! Now on to the 2013 IACup schedule.

Round 1:
Iowa City RR
Old Cap Crit

Round 2:
Snake Alley Crit
Melon City Crit

Round 3:
Rose Fest Crit
State Center RR

Round 4:
Clear Lake Crit
Clear Lake RR

Round 5:
East Village Crit – State

Round 6:
River City RR – State

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Zealous Racing Weekend Wrap Up

I have lots of people to thank for this weekend, but most importantly is my wife Sheri. Without her, none of this would have happened. I would also really like to thank all the people that traveled from all over the midwest to come race with us for the last two days and made the weekend a success for us. The crowds at Water Works and on Breeder’s hill were spectacular, and the 20 juniors we had at Water Works was well worth the time and effort the team put in to make the event happen.

Next round of the Iowa Cup is happening over on the east side of the state over the Memorial Day weekend. Thanks again for coming out!

Water Works Park Circuit Race Results

Breeder’s Hill Criterium Results

Iowa Cup Standings

Zealous Racing and Tompkins Industries Race Weekend

Back for another year is the race at the state fairgrounds with a new name. Breeders Hill Criterium is the same great course with all new asphalt on Breeder’s Hill, and another increase to the pay outs. So make sure to come back for some Snake Alley practice and valuable Iowa Cup points.

We are also happy to announce the return of the Water Works Park circuit race. Water Works was kind enough to completely repave the old loop, and mother nature was willing to hold back the flooding. For those of you who missed out on these races in the past, you are sure to enjoy a crowd favorite.

Online registration is now open over at USA Cycling, and will remain open until the night before each race. So save yourself the hassle of day of registration and some money with early registration discounts. Hope to see everyone there.

2012 Zealous Racing Iowa Cup pb Tompkins Industries

The Iowa Cup is back again in 2012 for what we hope is another exciting year of racing. We have been working hard with promotors this spring to get everything lined up to keep the same benefits that the leaders have had the last couple of years, and slight changes to the Iowa schedule has led to some shuffling for us, but we think its going to be worth it.

In its 7 years of existence, the Iowa Cup competition has really become a part of the fabric of Iowa Cycling. It’s the best points system we have to truly recognize the best road racers in the state in each category.

For a 3rd year, Zealous Consulting is back with us as a team, but we have a new title sponsor for the Iowa Cup in Tompkins Industries. The format and schedule will be very similar to previous years, however, we are always looking for ways to improve the series, including awards and a proper awards ceremony. With East Village no longer the last race in the series, and not wanting to infringe on the State Road Race awards ceremony, we will be looking to host something to present awards after that day. Watch for details on those fronts, as they come. (there are whisperings of award tshirts again…)

Schedule and Series Details

Iowa Cup Standing pb Zealous Consulting – Round #7

The last race in the 2011 Iowa Cup Series is upon us, the East Village Criterium is just days away.  There are several compelling battles that will come down to the wire.  The Iowa Cup stat crew will be hard at work to compile the results and crown the winners on race day.

Not only did last weekend’s road race in West Branch determine the Iowa State Road Race champions, it was the penultimate race in the 2011 Iowa Cup.

In the Men’s elite division, the top 3 in the series found themselves ahead of the field battling it out for the top 3 state medals as well as the Iowa Cup points.  Mattias Perrett took the win, ahead of Jared Osterloh, and Brian West.  Mattias extended his lead to 5 points over Brian and 7 points over Jared.  It will be hard, but not impossible, for Brian or Jared to overtake Mattias’ lead in the final race.  Mattias holds the tie-breaker over both Brian and Jared, so, for Brian to win the series, he needs a top 2 finish at East Village with Mattias earning at least 6 points less.  For Jared to win, he has to take the win at East Village and Mattias has to finish 6th or lower.  Longshots, for sure, but this is the first year we’ve had 3 riders in contention on the final day.

Mattias’ team, ICCC regained the lead from World of Bikes/Bikes2You by a slim 4 points.  This was a 3 team race heading into the State RR, but now it will be a 2 team race, unless American Equity or Zealous Racing have a great day and stack the top of the results.  For ICCC and WoB/B2U every placing will be important for the team battle.

In the Men’s 3s, only Vance Fletcher and Dan Galles have the points necessary to overtake Kevin Severs with wins on Saturday.

Mike Reagan holds a 5 point lead over Ryan Pesch in the Men’s 4s going into the final day.

The Women’s Elite and Elite Team were decided long ago, Cassandra Kessler and her team ICCC have blown away the field and will earn decisive victories at East Village.

Magen Kelly pulled away from the competition in the Women’s 4s to hold a 20 point lead and sure victory.

In the Masters 40+, Shawn Loomis looks sure to take the win, only losing if Jim Cochran wins and Shawn is unable to score a point.

Chris Eastburn and Randy Jones have battled all season in the Masters 50+ with Chris holding a 1 point lead on Randy heading into the finale.  Chris also holds the tie-breaker over Randy.

STANDINGS

We will be onsite all day Saturday tabulating results and trying to get the morning races awarded after the results are final. While most of the afternoon races will be awarded following the end of the Category 1/2 race at the end of the day. Like always we are trying to improve on the previous years awards, and hope that everyone is excited about this years as we are.

Iowa Cup Standing pb Zealous Consulting – Round #5

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.

RESULTS

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