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.
Capitola resident Dan Perry and Santa Cruz resident Kimberly Sperling won their respective divisions in the Central Coast Circuit Races’ fourth event of the season at Fort Ord near Monterey on Saturday.
Perry [Team Bicycle Trip/Semantec] won the men’s Cat 4 race. He was followed by Fresno’s Zach Eurich [VOS Racing] in second place and San Luis Obispo’s Gary Willey [SLO Nexus Cycling Club] in third.
Sperling [Red Racing] won the women’s Cat 1/2/3 race ahead of runner-up Joan Meiners of Logan, Utah, and third-place finisher Ginger Snell of Seaside.
The fifth and second-to-last circuit race on the Central Coast slate is scheduled for July 8, also at Fort Ord.
Results in this report are from USACycling.com.
For photos of the event, check out the CCCX site.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets
Gabe Multer, at right, celebrates his podium performance with other top finishers. (Charlotte Multer/Contributed)
Scotts Valley High student and Santa Cruz resident Gabe Multer won the 17-18 juniors cycling race at the Central Coast Circuit Races in Monterey on Sunday. Multer, who rides for Ritte Elite U23 Development Team, edged out Mill Valley’s Dillon Charlton for the victory and his second podium finish of the day, according to results released early this week.
Multer also placed fourth in the men’s Cat 4 race behind winner Chris Riekert of San Jose.
Aptos’s David Borba was another Santa Cruz County rider in good form, winning the master men’s Cat 5 45-99 age division race, and the Heatons again dominated. Steve Heaton [HC3 Coaching] won the master men’s Cat 1/2/3 35-99 age division and Michele Heaton [Sycomp Racing] won the women’s Cat 1/2/3/4 35-99 age division.
The next circuit race is scheduled for March 11. For details, go here.
– Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter