Aptos resident Steve Clifton won the men’s masters 45-plus Cat 5 race in the Central Coast Circuit Race series finale in Monterey on Sunday.
Clifton [Team Santa Cruz/Santa Cruz County Cycling Club] was followed by San Jose’s Jeff Andruss in second place and Morgan Hill’s Darren Ellenburg in third.
The sole other winner from Santa Cruz County was Michelle Heaton, who was the only entrant in the women’s masters 35-plus Cat 1/2/3/4 division. Heaton [HC3 Coaching] also won the overall series title with 192 points.
Kimberly Sperling [Red Racing], also of Santa Cruz, did not compete in the finale, but won the women’s Cat 1/2/3 series title with 144 points — 53 points ahead of the series runner-up.
For final overall series standings, go here.