The SCNCA has announced changes to the 2015 SoCal Cup. The SoCal Cup was created in 2004 and allows bike racers to earn points in USA Cycling road race, criterium, time trial and stage race events in Southern California.
According to the SCNCA, “The SoCal Cup is moving away from having all races (that meet minimum qualifications) being eligible. Starting in 2015, the SoCal Cup will be hosted by approximately 20 races. These races are well-established events that deliver a great experience for the racers. These are races that traditionally draw large fields, and provide a challenging yet safe course.
The makeup of the races include all SCNCA Road Race and Criterium championships, the SCNCA Individual Time Trial Championships, two Stage Races, one omnium, one circuit race, three road races, and eleven criteriums.
The point values for the events will remain unchanged, as will points being award to the top 12 places in each category. All existing Elite and Junior racer categories will remain the same. The Master’s categories will be 40+ 1-3, 45+ 1-3, and 50/55+ Cat 1-4. The only team category will be “Best All-Around Team”. The split seasons for Cat 3s and Cat 4s are being eliminated.”
The new SoCal Cup format has eliminated the Master’s 35 + and Master’s 60+ categories.
The 2015 SoCal Cup will get underway at the Boulevard Road Race on January 31 and culminate at the Summer End Grand Prix in Ontario on August 19th. The following events below will be included in the 2015 SoCal Cup.
2015 SoCal Cup Events
Boulevard Road Race
Roger Millikan Memorial Criterium
Valley of Fire Stage Race
Vlees Huis Ronde Road Race
Tour de Murrieta
San Dimas Stage Race
LA Circuit Race
San Luis Rey Road Race
Barrio Logan Grand Prix
Dana Point Grand Prix
Individual Time Trial Championships
Barry Wolfe Grand Prix
Ladera Ranch Grand Prix
Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
805 Criterium Weekend
Carlsbad Grand Prix
Brentwood Grand Prix
* All SCNCA Championships will be determined by mid-November
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