Anthony Prevails; Sutherland Takes Stage Win At NVGP

Finally. After losing the overall on the final day of Nature Valley Grand Prix last year, the Kelly Benefit Strategies-Optumhealth team prevailed this year with Jesse Anthony winning the overall. Anthony was protected by his teammates who covered all the dangerous attacks by the Jamis/Sutter Home team until the final laps, and then it time…

Bronzini Wins Again; Neben Takes Overall At NVGP

Although known as a sprinter, Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) has no problems with short steep climbs as she showed in Geelong when she won the World Championship which ended in a climb. Bronzini waited patiently in the lead group, reduced to 12 riders by the tough tempo set by the HTC-Highoad squad and then launched…

Neben Takes Race Lead as Kirchmann Wins Stage

Tough Menomonie stage lived up to its billing. At the end of the 81-mile road race, the yellow jersey had changed shoulders, from Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) to Amber Neben (HTC-HighRoad). Decisive climbs all day. After lots of attacks, seven riders escaped on the first QOH, only 13 miles into the stage.…

Make That Four For UHC At NVGP

Another stage, another win for UnitedHealthcare at Nature Valley Grand Prix. But tonight at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, they had to work very hard to keep it under control. Stage 4, 40 laps around a 6-corner, flat course started off fast and aggressive and it stayed that way until the end. Nick Frey (Jamis/Sutter Home)…

Three-For-Three For UHC At NVGP

Can anyone stop the UnitedHealthcare juggernaut at Nature Valley Grand Prix? Stage 3, the 66.5-mile (107-km) Cannon Falls Road Race was fast from the beginning with attacks flying. Race radio was constantly putting out ‘5 riders with slight advantage’ but everything was quickly brought back. Robert Forster made it 3-3 for the UHC team.

Bronzini Makes It Two At NVGP

The racing was fast in the first road race, stage 3, at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. With rolling terrain, it was time to test the mettle of the yellow jersey Kristin Armstrong and her Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12 on the 66.5-mile Cannon Falls Road Race. More photos in the gallery Attacks flew constantly…

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Jeremy Powers is that unique professional cyclist who competes both during the road season for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda and in the 2011 cyclocross season for the Rapha-Focus Cyclocross Team. Powers had a very successful 2010. Not only did he win the overall jersey at the Green Mountain Stage Race during…