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Five Santa Cruz County cyclocross riders were named series champions over the weekend.

Scott Chapin, of Santa Cruz, closed out the 2012 Central Coast Cyclocross season by winning the elite men’s Cat 1/2/3/4 division series. He accumulated 236 points through seven races (with the lowest two scores thrown out). San Francisco’s Andrew Juiliano took second [205] and Los Gatos’ Julian Gomez-Villafane took third [204].

Both Chapin and Juiliano ride for Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster, while Gomez-Villafane rides for Ibis/Buy-cell.com.

Also from the county, Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [Cal Giant], who won Sunday’s season finale races in both the elite and master men’s 35-plus A-divisions at Fort Ord, took the master men’s overall title with 250 points; Santa Cruz’s Natasha Perry [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] won the master women’s 35-plus all-division title with 245 points; Santa Cruz’s Chance Tiner [SCJC], who also won his race Sunday, took the junior men’s 15-18 age division title with 245 points; and Santa Cruz’s Geneva Burkhardt [Georgiana Bruce Kirby-Santa Cruz] took the junior women’s division title, winning with 226 points.

Race results and series standings included in this report are from the CCCX website.

Watsonville cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes won the muddy elite division of the Central Coast Cyclocross Series race No. 6 at Manzanita Park in Prunedale as a storm moved through the area on Sunday.

Jacques-Maynes [Cal Giant/Specialized] finished eight laps in the elite men’s Cat 1/2/3/4 race in 51 minutes, 58 seconds. Millbrae’s Keith Hillier took second [Marc.Pro-strava] in 53:39, and Julian Gomez-Villafane [Ibis Buy-cell.com] took third in 54:02.

Also from Santa Cruz County, Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [Cal Giant] won the master men’s 35-plus “A” Cat 1/2/3/4 division, going seven laps in 45:42.; Santa Cruz’s Natasha Perry [Bicycle blue book/HRS/Rocklobster] won the master women’s 35-plus “all” division, going six laps in 53:14; Soquel’s Miles Wadsworth [Family Cycling Center] won the master men’s 45-plus “B” 2/3/4 division, going seven laps in 52:46; and Santa Cruz’s Chance Tiner [SCJC] won the junior men’s 15-18 division as the only entrant, going five laps in 40:46.

The next series race, which doubles as the USA Cycling/Northern California Nevada Cycling Association District Championships, is scheduled for Dec. 30 at Manzanita Park.

Information in this report is from the CCCX website. Photos of the mud and action can be found here.

Santa Cruz resident Tobin Ortenblad won the elite men’s division of the Central Coast Cyclocross Series’s fourth race of the season at Cal State-Monterey Bay over the weekend.

Ortenblad, who rides for Cal Giant-Specialized, completed nine laps in 1 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds to win the elite men’s Cat 1/2/3/4 division. He was followed by fellow Santa Cruzan Scott Chapin [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster], who finished in 1:03:12 for second place, and San Francisco’s Bush Walton [Mash SF], who took third in 1:03:36.

Three other Santa Cruz residents also won their divisions: Brock Dickie [Buy-cell.com] in the master men’s 35-plus Cat A race, going seven laps in 50:01; Haley Cutter [Caletti] in the women’s B Cat 2/3/4 race, going five laps in 43:32; and Chance Tiner [SCJC] in the men’s junior 15-18 age race, going five laps in 44:30.

For photos of the event, check out the CCCX website.

The fifth race of the season is scheduled for Oct. 14 at Manzanita Park in Prunedale.

Watsonville resident and pro cyclist Andy Jacques-Maynes, who competes in cyclocross for CalGiant/Specialized, won the 2012 Central Coast Cyclocross Series season opener at Fort Ord near Monterey on Saturday.

Jacques-Maynes conquered the elite men’s division, completing 10 laps in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds for the victory, with Santa Cruz’s Scott Chapin [Bicycleblue book/HRS/Rocklobster] taking second in 1:05:13 and Millbrae’s Keith Hillier [Team Rambuski Law] rounding out the top three in 1:05:51.

Three other cyclists from Santa Cruz County also won their divisions: Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [Cal Giant] finished eight laps in 53:00 in the master men’s 35-plus A division, Santa Cruz’s Natasha Perry [Bicycle blue book/HRS/Rocklobster] finished five laps in 39:10 in the master women’s 35-plus age division and Santa Cruz’s Elli Freiburn [Spokesman] finished five laps in 41:29 in the women’s B Cat 2/3/4 division.

Results in this report are from the CCCX results page. For photos of the event, go here.

Ben Lomond resident Gerry Hatcher [Scotts Valley Cycle Sport] completed six laps in the men’s Cat 1 45-54 age division race in 2 hours, 9 seconds for the win in Central Coast Cyclocross’s Cross Country mountain biking event No. 8 in Fort Ord on Saturday.

Hatcher was 1:45 ahead of the next closest finisher, Scott Zavack of Los Gatos [2:01:54]. Third-place finisher Steve Wade [Quadzilla] clocked in at 2:03:27. Zavack rides for Buycell.com.

Other racers from Santa Cruz County who won were as follows: Felton’s Kim Midstokke [Midstock Construction/Spokesman] in the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division, going five laps in 1:43:00; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip] in the men’s Cat 2 55-plus age division, going five laps in 1:51:39; Santa Cruz’s Mike Martin [Team Santa Cruz] in the Cat 2 single-speed division, going five laps in 1:52:33; Ben Lomond’s Graham Dittman [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 19-34 age division, going four laps in 1:25:09; and Scotts Valley’s Jackson Currie [unattached] in the men’s Cat 3 35-44 age division, going four laps in 1:29:13.

Santa Cruz’s Janel Lodge [Family Cycling Center] was also a winner after going the women’s Cat 2 45-plus division alone, completing five laps in 2:10:19.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website. The season cross country finale and state championships are scheduled for Sept. 2.

Scotts Valley’s Jennifer Reither, a pro cyclist with Vanderkitten, won her division in the Central Coast Cyclocross Series’ second road race of the season in Monterey on Sunday, and teammate Courtney Dimpel placed second.

Reither took control in the women’s Cat 1/2/3 division, Capitola’s Dimpel followed, and Hillsborough’s Tracy Hogan [Third Pillar] placed third.

Also from Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz’s Steve Heaton [HC3 Coaching] and Michele Heaton [HC3 Coaching] continued to dominate. Steve Heaton won the master men’s Cat 1/2/3/4 45-99 age division race and Michele Heaton won the master women’s Cat 1/2/3/4 35-99 age division race.

The next CCCX road race is scheduled for June 3.

 

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

Maddie Ortenblad and Rick Ortenblad had more than their last names and blood lines in common on Saturday. They also found themselves at the top of the podium in their respective divisions in the third Central Coast Cross County Mountain Biking series race at Fort Ord near Monterey.

Maddie Ortenblad [Ritte Development] won her race in the women’s Cat 3 18-and-under division, crossing the finish line after going three-plus laps on the 4.8-mile course in 1 hour, 23 minutes, 5 seconds, according to results posted Sunday night. She topped Capitola’s J.J. Anderson [Georgiana Bruce Kirby], who finished two-plus laps in 1:11:05 for second place, and Santa Cruz’s Geneva Burkhardt [GBK], who finished two-plus laps in 1:18:19 for third place.

Rick Ortenblad [unattached] completed three-plus laps in 1:15:35 to take control in the men’s Cat 3 55-and-over division. He finished with a solid lead over runner-up Dan Russ of Aptos [1:20:35] and third-place finisher Roy Night Engaze [Fun Sport Bike] of Modesto, who finished in 1:24:58.

Other Santa Cruz County standouts from Saturday’s race also included Santa Cruz’s Jose Reynado [SCC], who won the men’s Cat 3 19-34 age division in three laps at 1:09:19; Scotts Valley’s Scott Martin [Bicycle Trip], who won the men’s Cat 2 55-and-over age division in four-plus laps at 1:35:25; and Felton’s Kim Midstokke [Midstock Const/Spokesman], who won the men’s Cat 2 35-44 age division in four-plus laps at 1:27:399.

In divisions with two or fewer riders, area winners were as follows: Santa Cruz’s Loren Gregg [Loeka] in the Cat 1 women’s race completed five laps at 2:00:30, Aptos’ Rita Borelli [TSA] in the women’s Cat 1 34-and-under race completed five-plus laps in 1:55:29, Santa Cruz’s Nicole Goebel [Quadzilla] in the women’s Cat 1 35-44 age division race completed five-plus laps in 2:02:52 and Boulder Creek’s James Clark [Dragon Racing] in the Clydesdale division completed four-plus laps in 1:45:21.

The next CCCX cross country mountain bike race is scheduled for March 24 at Toro Park in Salinas.

– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets.

 

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