Sutherland Threepeats at Nature Valley Grand Prix

Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) did it again at the Stillwater Criterium, the nail-biting finish to the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Not only did the Australian overcome a 3-second deficit to leader Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) but he also pulled out the stage win to claim his third consecutive overall victory at the race.…

Team Type 1 Go 1-2 In Menomonie

What a difference a day makes for Ken Hanson at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Yesterday, the sprinter from Team Type 1 was disappointed from his second place behind repeat winner Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis). Today, Hanson waited patiently until the finale of the 95-mile Menomonie Road Race to launch his sprint and take…

Willock Wins, Villumsen Takes Over Lead in Menomonie

The new Menomonie Road Race shook up Nature Valley Grand Prix on Saturday. With the peloton split into multiple groups after numerous attacks and crosswinds, Erinne Willock (Webcor) jumped after the final Queen of the Hill (QOH) to get away solo. Seeing her chance, Linda Melanie Villumsen (HTC-Columbia) who sat second on GC bridged up…

Hosking Takes First Pro Victory In St Paul

19-year old Chloe Hosking (HTC-Columbia) took her first victory as a pro on Wednesday in the St Paul Downtown Crit at Nature Valley Grand Prix. Hosking outsprinted Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light) and Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12). Alison Starnes (TIBCO/To The Top) remains in yellow with a slim lead of 2 seconds…

Zwizanski Blitzes St Paul Time Trial

The only rider to break the 13-minute barrier, Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) flew up the opening stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix to win the St Paul Criterium with a time of 12:55. For Zwizanski, it was all about pacing his efforts on the 6.1-mile course, flat until the kicker, the finishing half-mile…

Starnes Fastest At St Paul Time Trial

Alison Starnes (TIBCO/To The Top) continues to prove that she is a serious threat in time trials, clocking the best time at the St Paul Time Trial, the opening stage for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Starnes set 14:38, with an average speed of 24.599 mph over the 6.1-mile course with its finishing kicker, a…

Fixed Gear Classic: Event Wrap

Two teenagers made their presence felt in a world-class men’s field at the 2010 Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic. Colton Barrett (Texas Roadhouse), a 19-year-old, and 17-year-old Matt Baranoski (Alliance Environmental), won the endurance and sprint omniums, respectively, defeating such luminaries as Emile Abraham (Aerocat), Austin Carroll (Adageo Energy Pro Cycling) and Colby Pearce (Big Shark…

On Tap: Nature Valley Grand Prix

The Nature Valley Grand Prix is returning to Minnesota, bigger and better than ever; the 6 stages in 5 days race is back starting tomorrow June 16 until Sunday June 20.  Some modification to the overall course this year but the race still ends with the hardest crit in North America, the Stillwater Criterium with…

On Tap: Tour de Beauce

One of the toughest races in North America, the Tour de Beauce is back, the UCI 2.2 stage race starts tomorrow TuesdayJune 15 and ends six days later after 762 kms (474 miles) of racing. With hardly a mile of flat roads, and generally rough tarmac, the Tour de Beauce offers some stiff racing miles…