Archive for June, 2010

UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis go 1-2 in St Paul Crit

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by .

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Speed and control were on display at the St Paul Downtown Criterium, stage 2 of Nature Valley Grand Prix on Wednesday night. In the second stage of the opening day, the men battled each other in the 40-lap crit on a course with turns, some tight, brick roads in front of an appreciative crowd. And [...]

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Hosking Takes First Pro Victory In St Paul

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by .

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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 [...]

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Zwizanski Blitzes St Paul Time Trial

Posted on 16. Jun, 2010 by .

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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 [...]

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Starnes Fastest At St Paul Time Trial

Posted on 16. Jun, 2010 by .

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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 [...]

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Rafael Serrano Fernandez Wins Everything In Stage 1 at Tour de Beauce

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by .

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Spaniard Rafael Serrano Fernandez (Heraklio-Murcia) truly animated the first stage of the 25th Tour de Beauce, winning the 165km stage with a time of 4h11m 21s ahead of Sergiy Grechyn (Amore & Vita) and Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) who sprinted in at 8 seconds behind. The winner was aggressive throughout the race, making his [...]

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Fixed Gear Classic: Event Wrap

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by .

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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 [...]

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On Tap: Nature Valley Grand Prix

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by .

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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 [...]

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Jamis/Sutter Home, Team VBF Top NRC At Halfway Point

Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by .

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Halfway through the NRC season, Team VBF still tops the women’s individual standings with Alison Powers and the team standings. On the men’s side, Jamis/Sutter Home has retaken the lead in the team standings while Luis Amaran still leads the individual standings.

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On Tap: Tour de Beauce

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by .

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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 [...]

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Weekend Recap

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by .

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Weekend racing recap from Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup and Crystal Cup, Tour de Grove and La Grande Visite de Gatineau.

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