King of the Hill Brad Huff

Meet the new King of the Hill, Brad Huff of Jelly Belly p/b Kenda. Yep sprinter Huff won the King of the Hill (KOH) competition at Nature Valley Grand Prix. While the climbs might not have been that long, he still had to contend with steep kickers and aggressive riding.

Northey Gets Most Aggressive

“A good accomplishment.” said Mike Northey of the Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation team. “We walked away with something and Taylor was up there in the young rider and amateur as well, it’s good.” Northey was awarded the Most Aggressive jersey and his teammate Taylor Gunman, in his first race in the US, finished…

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…