The Cycle University Varsity cyclo-cross program will once again be taking on the Northwest cyclo-cross circuit for 2012. All of these riders and support personnel have been recruited for both their professionalism, ability, sportsmanship, attitude, committment to the sport, and the ability to work in a team setting.

Monday, October 29, 2012

S.C.X. #4 - Sprinker Park @ Spanaway

Jablonski comes in for the win!

  On Sunday the 28th, the team headed way South to Spanaway for the 4th round of the S.C.X. Series at the Sprinker Park outdoor recreation facility.

  The Cycle U-PopCap men started things out with Jason Jablonski taking the big win today in a solo finish with enough time to celebrate a bit as he came through the finish!  Sean Kelsey was battling head to head the entire race with Mafia's Jeff Beltramini, eventually it would come down to a sprint.  As Kelsey tried to come around Beltramini as the they entered the short finishing straight, there just wasn't enough room to come around and Kelsey finished with the Silver.  Another fantastic ride for Sean as he continues to hold his lead for the overall in the Series.  Chad Berg, finished the race the best he could with a 13th for the day.

"Papa" Berg grinds up a short incline.
   In the women's race, Melanie Lewis and Kristy Kelsey took off in a strong women's feild once again.  The girls were riding well in the top five, when another rider made a poor move on remounting after the double barrier and short run up section, and took out Lewis to include breaking her front rim.  Kelsey took off solo to chase down 3rd, as Lewis had to run to the pits for a bike change.  Eventually Kelsey caught Moto Fish's Jenni Gaertner and with a lap to go, pulled clear to claim a well deserved 3rd place.  Due to the ill-timed mechanical suffered by Lewis following the error of one of the other competitors, Mel had to settle for 8th, dissapointed with what had transpired during the race.

Mel Lewis works over the sand moments before being taken out by another rider.


Jason Jablonski - 1st
Sean Kelsey - 2nd
Chad Berg - 13th

Kristy Kelsey - 3rd
Melanie Lewis - 8th

Kelsey powering up smoothly.

  Next week the team will head to what may becoming the crown jewel of the SCX Series....Enumclaw!  This race is held at the King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw and includes a huge steep and wide run up, technical trails and descent, and lots of field mud and off-camber greasy sections which tend to favor the Cycle U-PopCap riders.  Last year, teammate Sean Kelsey earned a commanding win on this course, and we look forward to more success next weekend as well.

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