Archive for June, 2008

Jacques-Maynes and Armstrong win Nature Valley TT and take over leaderboard

Posted on 13. Jun, 2008 by .

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Both the men and women faced a new course this year, for the third (second, whatever) stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The organizers re-designed the St Paul Riverfront Time Trial by increasing the distance to 6 miles (9.6 km) ending with a gradual 1-km climb to mix up the general classification. It worked, [...]

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Tuft wins TT and takes yellow at Tour de Beauce

Posted on 13. Jun, 2008 by .

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Three-time Canadian TT Champion (2004, 1005 & 2006), Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) was the only rider to put in a time of under 26 minutes in the 20km individual time trial in the fourth stage at the Tour de Beauce. Tuft set the fastest time at 25 minutes and 45 second. Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1) [...]

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USA Crit Champions Tina Pic and Kirk O’Bee win Cannon Falls stage at Nature Valley Grand Prix

Posted on 13. Jun, 2008 by .

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Under calm skies and with dry roads, after numerous attacks and counter-moves, the field was altogether as it approached the final 4 laps of the finishing circuit in Cannon Falls. And the sppedsters took the the second er first stage er the Cannon Falls Road Race at Nature Valley Grand Prix, as USA National Crit [...]

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Amore e Vita wins second stage at Beauce, Tuft, Chadwick and Kobza in striking distance before TT

Posted on 12. Jun, 2008 by .

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Miguel Martinez of France was the first to reach the summit of Mont-Megantic, making it a second win for the team Amore E Vita-McDonalds’s in Thursday’s 153-km stage of the Tour de Beauce. Yellow jersey Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Tecos Trek) crossed the line 6 seconds later to take second, and Moises Aldape (Team Type 1) [...]

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Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 1 video

Posted on 12. Jun, 2008 by .

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Includes the voting session by the men to neutralize the stage… From St. Paul, Minnesota, the first stage of the top pro bike race. Part of the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival.

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Kristin Armstong smackdown but it doesn’t really count in stage 1 of Nature Valley Grand Prix

Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 by .

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When do stage results not count for the overall classification? when the officials decide to neutralize a stage – during or after the stage – for the men and the women’s stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Minnesota was hit with torrential rain today and it impacted the first stage, the Downtown Saint Paul [...]

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Now that’s a cool dude

Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 by .

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Kiwi Glen Chadwick (Team Type 1) took full advantage of the Mayanunk Wall and grabbed a beer from a spectator on the 9th and second-to-last time up the climb – from his cyclingnews diary: “Out from the crowd came this shiny freshly cracked icy cold can of beer and I grabbed that sucker, which obviously [...]

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Metlushenko wins second stage in Beauce, no major changes to GC

Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 by .

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(Photo TourDeBeauce.com) Ukrainian Yuriy Metlushenko (Amore e Vita-McDonald’s) showed that his win last week at Lehigh Classic was no fluke in the second stage in Vallée-Jonction of the Tour de Beauce. Metlushenko won the bunch sprint by a few bike lengths ahead of Ciaran Power (Penzula Racing) and Brazilian Kleber Ramos (Garneau-Crocs). Metlushenko got some [...]

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Nature Valley Grand Prix Preview

Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 by .

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Nature Valley Grand Prix Hi-Lite Reel by Spokes Production The next race on the USA Cycling NRC, for both the men and the women, is the 2.1-rated Nature Valley Grand Prix which takes place throughout Minnesota, June 11-15. The 5-day, 6-stage race culminates in what is known at the toughest crit in the US, the [...]

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Tecos’ Colex wins first stage, Symmetrics and Team Type 1 in striking position at Tour de Beauce

Posted on 10. Jun, 2008 by .

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With temperatures soaring to more than 30 C (86 F) and high humidity, the 23rd Edition of the Tour de Beauce was launched Tuesday with the first stage being held in Lac-Etchemin, a 167-km (103 mi) affair with 3 KOMs. The 25-year old Mexican Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Tecos) escaped from a 3-man break with 25 [...]

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