Welcome to the SCCCC Race Team - Team Santa Cruz

SCCCC Race Team

Team Santa Cruz is the racing branch of the Santa Cruz County Cycling Cub. The primary objective of Team Santa Cruz is to help SCCCC members achieve their racing goals.

Santa Cruz County Cycling Club

SCCCC members participate in a wide variety of bicycle pursuits. SCCCC promotes the Santa Cruz Classic Criterium, Peak Season Cyclocross race, Swanton Road Time Trial series and the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge.

Feb 19, 2013

Podium Time at CCCX-XC No. 2

While February 16 might seem early for cross country events the warm, dry weather for CCCX XC Race No. 2 made it feel like summer racing. Saturday's course was a familiar mix of the Fort Ord day camp trails totaling approximately 5 miles and 500 feet of climbing. 5 laps for CAT-1 racers and 4 laps for the CAT-2 group. The morning ground moisture made the course tacky and fast for the early race however traction was reduced as things dried out contributing to the crowd in the medical tent following the last race. SCCCC had four riders in the expert/sport races; David Allen in CAT-1 masters and David Crum, Andrew Murray and John Bono in their respective CAT-2 groups.

Riding for Specialized Bicycles and SCCCC David Allen raced in the highly competitive CAT-1 Men 35-44 category finishing less than two minutes behind the silver medalist at 1:51:56. David rides a carbon Specialized S-Works Epic 29 and factory Roval wheelset.

Photo by Steven Woo

Racing in his second Central Coast event of the season Andrew Murray finished at 1:51:37 in the CAT-2 Men 45-54. Andrew races on a Santa Cruz Bicycles Tallboy 29er carbon.

Photo by Steven Woo

SCCCC racer John Bono lost his chain on the first lap of the CAT-2 single speed race but was lucky enough to have it happen in front of the juniors tent where David Giannini helped get him back on course and on the way to finish in 1:55:27. John rides a bike by Santa Cruz builder Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles.

Photo by Steven Woo

Riding for Fox and SCCCC David Crum finished second in the CAT-2 single speed race at 1:46:00 despite being forced off his bike by the course conditions and losing (then finding) his race computer. David races on a single speed from Santa Cruz builder Rick Hunter of Hunter Cycles

Photo by Steven Woo

CAT-2 Single Speed Podium

David Crum

SCCCC single speed specialist and trail volunteer Michael Mann detoured through Fort Ord on his way to work on the trails at Toro Park. 
Michael Mann

David Giannini's SCCCC affiliated Santa Cruz Junior Composite Racing Team was out in force with 17 juniors competing in all categories.

Santa Cruz Junior Cycling Composite camp

SCJCC Director David Giannini

Andrew Murray and fellow Leadville 100 finisher April Herring. 
April finished the CAT-2 Women 35-44 race in 2:08:31.

A few race rigs were pro...

...and one was super pro.

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