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We have great news for fans of the SJBC Winter Series!
For 2016, we are starting the Winter Series earlier in the season so that we can finish up before the Early Birds start. We are also incorporating our Vuelta de San Jose into the Winter Series prologue! What this means is that now the prologue will be a two race event. There will be a Merkx style ITT followed by a 2-lap road race! This should give our Winter Series coordinator more data for placing people into their appropriate categories. Yay!
Here is the currently planned schedule:
24 - clinic
25 - Prologue (was old Vuelta, now Merkx ITT and 2-lap RR )
2 - Crit #1
9 - ITT #1
16 - Crit #2
23 - Henry Coe Hill Climb
30 - Crit #3
6 - Road Race #1
13 - 4TTT
20 - Road Race #2
27 ** break for Thanksgiving **
4 - 2TTT
11 - ITT #2
18 - Road Race #3
We had great weather for our first ride as a team out to Gilroy Hot Springs area for the classic 'Roop Loop'. A sea of blue was swarming through the quieter roads of Morgan Hill and Gilroy and all the drivers looked on in awe. So awesome! This is going to be an EPIC year for SJBC racing!
We met after the ride for pizza at Emperor Norton's and our Race Director extraordinaire Erik Camacho went over priorities and BAT (Best All-round Team) rules. Thanks Erik!
Huge thanks to Paul and Maria for driving SAG. You guys rule!
And thanks to our co-title sponsor Zaavy for the great banner.
We had great weather for the last and hardest event of the Winter Series. The roads were mostly dry and the rain was nice enough to hold off until after we finished (despite several CX racers showing up and bringing their 'bad weather' mojo!).
Congrats to Greg McCullough on the hard fought win and for winning the Road Race championship.
Here is a list of our champions:
Overall Champion: Kaito Clarke (first ever Junior to win it?)
Junior Champion: Kaito Clarke
Women's Champion: Illi Gardner (she rocks!)
"Rick Madden" Time Trial Champion: Johannes Stephens
Greg McCullough: Road Race Champion
Scratch Champion: Todd Munk
Thanks to all for coming out to the 2015/16 Winter Series. We have some potential changes in store for next year we think you'll like. See you then!