Friday, January 09, 2009

NCNCA Cup Winners Crowned at Peak Season Race #2

It was a simply glorious day at the Watsonville Fairgrounds on Sunday, and most of Northern California's best racers were on-hand to contest the final event in the NCNCA Cup Series presented by Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Andy Jacques-Maynes (Specialized/Cal-Giant) returned from back East to school the Elite Men, along with brother Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) pushing a huge gear on his Single-Speed cross bike - though nobody could take the NCNCA Cup crown from Scott Chapin - who rode a solid race to ensure his overall victory. The Women's Elite race saw Karen Brems (Webcor) take her first victory in the series which vaulted her onto the overall NCNCA Cup podium, though Stell Carey hung tough just behind to ensure her own series victory. Bjorn Fox stomped out another emphatic victory in the Junior Men, as did Madeline Myall in the Junior Women - both Junior winners went on to win their respective series handily. Todd Hoefer was unstoppable in the Masters 35+ race, but nobody could wrest the NCNCA Cup overall lead from the stranglehold Alan Coates had on it.

See the Peak Season site for results on all the day's racing.

Here's a list of the 2008-2009 NCNCA Cup Winners:

Scott Chapin - Men A
Stella Carey - Women A
Bjorn Fox - Junior Men
Madeline Myall - Junior Women
Alan Coates - Master 35+ Men
Jill Fattor - Master 35+ Women
Cesar Chavez - Single Speed
Brett Lambert - Master 45+ Men
Sam Berg - B Men
Beth Welliver - B Women

Full NCNCA Cup results are available here.

All series winners went home with custom-embroidered "2008 NCNCA CUP Series Winner" messenger bags that were provided by Timbuk2...

Here are a few podium shots for the NCNCA Cup (contact me if you have some more):

Women A Podium

Men A Podium

Junior Men Podium

Single Speed Podium

Women 35+ Podium

Three Santa Cruz Stigmata cyclocross frames were raffled off as overall prize for the series, as well as a whole lot of other NCNCA Cup schwag, some CXMagazine subscriptions and magazines.

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Blogger GenghisKhan said...

Sounds like it was a great event with some great weather, from the looks of the pics.

I'm not super familiar with CX, but it seems pretty amazing that folks are competing on a single speed bike. More power to 'em!
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1/9/09, 8:49 PM  

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