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2015 is Santa Cruz Factory Racing’s year for dominating the Surf City Cyclo-X series, as team riders Justin Robinson and Scott Chapin took first and second overall in Elite Men.

One of the longest running cyclo-cross series in the country and a favorite among the Bay Area and Central Coast crowd, the four-race series spread throughout Santa Cruz County gave riders a taste of what makes the area a mecca for all things two-wheeled. From sand and ruts to redwoods and run-ups, a little bit of everything was thrown at the athletes. The fourth race, held at the Cal Fire Training Facility in Bonny Doon, CA, featured lots of pedaling and a special cocktail of quick, dusty, loose, rolling terrain. “I mostly felt the bumps in my back,” commented Chapin, who took fifth in Sunday’s race.  “With all those bumps, you have to know how to crank over them and keep yourself from bouncing.”

 

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