2012 Race Season

2012 RACE SEASON

June 16 - The Jailhouse Race

Masters 45+

10th Kenneth
Cat 4
7th Andy
Cat 5B
35th Vincent
Jr. Men 15-16
17th Wyatt
   
   

June 2, 3 - Southern California Road Race Championships & US Cup Big Bear Finals

SCNCA RR Championships
Cat 3  
15th Kenneth
   
Cat 4  
6th Greg
7th Glenn
12th Garret
30th Justin
32nd Andy
37th Scott
39th Claudio
51st Luca
Masters 45+ Cat 3-5  
14th Andy
16th Claudio
34th Vincent
Cat 5  
22nd Karel
US Cup Big Bear XC Finals
Cat 3 Men 35-39  
9th Herbie

May 26, 27, 28 - Southern California Team Time Trial Championship, Barry Wolfe Grand Prix & USAC SoCal Cup Crit Series #5

What an exciting weekend for the team! On Saturday the team nabbed a silver medal at State TTT Championships, Sunday we hosted the Barry Wolfe Grand Prix in Westlake and then Sunday we went out and grabbed even more podium finishes.
SCNCA TTT Championships
Congratulations to Kenneth, Martin, Justin and Scott for nabbing 2nd place at the Southern California Team Time Trial Championships
The team in flight during the 4-Men 140+ TTT
 
 
4-Men 140+  
2nd Serious Cycling
USAC SoCal Cup Crit Series #5
Cat 4  
2nd Justin
Masters 30+ Cat 4/5
3rd Justin
 

May 12 - Southern California Time Trial Championship

 
   
40km
Cat 3  
Time
4th Kenneth 0:50:34.62
Cat 4    
5th Justin 0:53:07.81
9th Scott 0:54:17.72
Masters 45+    
29th Claudio 0:57:51.24
30th Michael 0:58:22.34
33rd Vincent 1:05:14.87
     
Jr. Men 17-18    
12th Luca 0:44:24.24
Jr. Men 15-16    
20th Tyler 0:56:02.55
     

May 5 & 6 - Piru 40km TT, Breathless Agony & Dana Point Gran Prix

Another great weekend of racing for the team! Kenneth started the weekend out by not winning the Piru 40km TT (Cat 3) but claming the fastest overall time on the day (57:02)! He didn't stop there, the next day he won the Dana Point Grand Prix (Masters 30+ Cat 3/4) by going in a two man break then solo'ing in. To round out the podium Justin notched up another podium finish at the Dana Point Grand Prix (Cat 4). Link to OCRegister.com coverage of the race.

Several members of the team competed in the Breathless Agony century ride, 114 miles and 12,000ft of climbing, on Saturday with everyone posting PR's.

Piru 40km TT
1st place (Cat 3, Time = 57:02)
Dana Point Grand Prix
1st place (Masters 30+ Cat 3/4)
Dana Point Grand Prix
3rd place (Cat 4)
Rick ascending one of the four mountains during the Breathless Agony century ride (114 miles, 12,000ft of climbing). He was accompanied by teammates; Greg, Glenn and Andy.

April 28 & 29 - Devil's Punchbowl Road Race & Chuck Pontius Criterium

The race team is off to a strong start with Greg DeGuzman finding form winning legs over the past two weekends, winning the Cat 4 De Vlees Huis and Devil’s Punchbowl road races, and the Team accumulating over a dozen top ten finishes during the past two months!

Devil's Punchbowl Road Race
Cat. 4
1st Greg
34th Andy
40th Scott
DNF Glenn (flatted)
Masters 45+
11th Kenneth
Cat 5A
10th Karel
Masters 40+ Cat 4/5
8th Claudio
Chuck Pontius Criterium
Cat. 4
37th Luca
62nd Claudio
Masters 35+
23rd Martin  
Masters 50+  
46th Claudio  

April 21 & 22 - De Vlees Huis Road Race & LA Circuit Race

What a weekend of racing! Team Serious Cycling covered each step on the podium over two days of racing with Greg winning, Justin taking second and Karel finishing it off with a third place!

De Vlees Huis Ronde
1st place (Cat 4)

De Vlees Huis Ronde
3rd place (Cat 5)
LA Circuit Race
2nd place (Cat 4)
De Vlees Huis Ronde
Cat 4
1st Greg
7th Glenn
22nd Justin
23rd Andy
27th Scott
Cat 5
3rd Karel
Masters 30+ Cat 4/5
13th Ben
LA Circuit Race
Cat 4
2nd

Justin

12th Luca
Cat 5A
9th Vincent
Masters 45+
37th Kenneth

April 14 - San Luis Rey Road Race

Making a solo trip down south to do this race Scott easily stayed with the lead pack and managed to take 21st after getting boxed in during the sprint. We'll just chalk this one up as "training".

January 28 & 29 - Poor College Kids Road Race & Mothballs Crit

The Serious Cycling Racing Team’s season opener was last weekend and what a great time we had. Our new Team kits didn’t make it on time, but the weather sure did. The sun was out and our events were held in some of the most beautiful parts of California. Road racing in Solvang and criterium racing in Santa Barbara.

Glen, Scott and Greg shelled post race

Winter training really paid off for everyone as we all fared well and competed strong.

Overall we had 16 riders, competing in ten different events! Two of our junior riders Luca Borin and Julian Moore did a fantastic job racing both days’ events and placing well

While we didn’t get a podium victory last weekend some major milestones were covered. Four of us raced a Masters 35+ Road Race – which was 84 miles and averaged 22.5 mph. A lot of personal doubt was resisted when we first signed up, and for good reason. The 35+ is the toughest race (short of PRO,1,2) and many of the top riders had signed up for the race. Everyone went for it and after we all finished the race we realized that we can compete on a different level.

In the Criteriums the next day we fielded enough guys to run lead-out trains in multiple races with two and three laps to go taking control of the field and ultimately creating a safer final sprint for everyone.

HTC has nothing on this!

I expect our skills in this area to develop quickly and deliver our sprinters to line for many podiums this year.

We had five racers in Category 5 (the entry level to our sport) as a result of our efforts to grow the sport!

 

 

If you are interested in racing or just curious to see what it is all about, contact us at info@seriouscycling.com.
Race Results Summary:

  • Rick Jacobson took 5th place in Men’s Cat 5 Road Race
  • Justin Shniderman took 5th place in Men’s Cat 4 Criterium and 6th place in Men’s 35+ 3/4
  • Kenneth Korbel and Scott Johnson won Primes in Men’s Criterium
  • Luca Borin (one of our juniors) took 11th place in Men’s Cat 4 Criterium and 16th in Junior Men’s Criterium
  • Julian Moore took 13th place in Junior Men’s Criterium
  • Ben Lingo took 15th place in Men’s Cat 5 Road Race
  • Garret Rice took 16th place in Men’s Cat 5 Road Race
  • Greg Deguzman took 17th place in Men’s Masters 35+ Road Race
  • Glen Deguzman took 21st place in Men’s Masters 35+ Road Race
  • Andrew Duffy made a noteworthy effort, racing four races in two days for a total of 140 miles!!