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…

UHC Sweep St Paul Crit

UnitedHealthcare really had a perfect race in stage 2 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The controlled the Downtown St Paul Criterium from start to finish, and topped it off by not only a win but a sweep of the podium. The earlier rain had stopped by the time the men lined up at the start…

Rainbow Shines In Wet St Paul

After a raining morning for the opening St Paul Riverfront Time Trial, the sun came out and everyone was hoping for a dry stage 2 at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. But once again mother nature decided to make hard racing even harder when a storm hit before the start of the Downtown St Paul…

UHC Go 1-2 At Nature Valley TT

The UnitedHealthcare team definitely takes well to the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Last rider to start, defending champion Rory Sutherland was the fastest with a time of 13:08. His teammate Adrian Hegyvary, only the fourteenth rider to start, took second with a time of 13:13. Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) is third with 13:16. Stay tuned…

Armstrong Fastest At Nature Valley TT

Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) didn’t let the rain bother her as she tackled the 6-mile St Paul Riverfront timetrial on Wednesday morning. Looking over her glasses, she focused on the road ahead, on the final .7-mile kicker to the finish line and clocked the fastest time of 14:30. The current US National…

On Tap: Nature Valley Grand Prix

The Nature Valley Grand Prix starts today in Minnesota, with 6 stages in 5 days which include a mix of urban criteriums, road races with finishing circuits and a time trial. The same stages as last year. Weather has played a major role in the past for the race, including last year when stage 2, the…

Final Thoughts On Tulsa Tough

The first thing that is striking at the St Francis Tulsa Tough is the crowd. This year, the organizers altered the schedule, moving the first two women’s races to later in the day in the hope of having more people watching and it worked.  Both the Friday and Saturday evening crits are held in neighborhoods…

Focus On the Road For Anthony (part two)

In part one of our interview Jesse Anthony, of the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team, explained his decision to focus on the road over cross racing with a long-term goal of racing full-time in Europe. Part two discusses his increased motivation to win and how he handles the stress and fatigue of his job.

Borrajo Makes It To The Top Step In Tulsa

After a third and second place in the first two crits, there was only way  that Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) wanted to go on the final day at St Francis Tulsa Tough, up to that top step. With the top four riders, leader into the race Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia), Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly), Ale…