Tour de France Prologue Start Times

Seems a few are having trouble finding this Tour de France prologue start times – so here it is. (download pdf) All times are CEST. Time Rider Team 1 02:00 PM Tom Veelers ARG 2 02:01 PM Simon Gerrans OGE 3 02:02 PM Martin Velits OPQ 4 02:03 PM Andriy Grivko AST 5 02:04 PM…

Fahlin Wins, Small In Control At NVGP

The Menomonie Road Race, the fifth stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, might as well have been a criterium. After winding more than seventy miles across hilly rural roads in Dunn County, Wis., past dairy farms and corn and soybean fields, the peloton entered downtown Menomonie as tight as could be. The race wasn’t…

USA Cycling Announces 2012 Olympic Team

USA Cycling announced today 21 of its 24 nominees to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, including 10 male and 11 female athletes across the disciplines of road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking and bicycle motocross (BMX). Six of these were automatic nominees and 15 were nominated to the Olympic Team via discretionary selection. All of…

Murphy Takes Over Yellow, Alzate Wins Stage At NVGP

What threatened to be a straightforward stage ended with a shakeup in the GC at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.  John Murphy (Kenda/5hr Energy p/b Geargrinder) won one intermediate sprint to take over the general classification lead from Tom Zirbel (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) by just one second, the result of winning just…

Cliff-Ryan Sprints To Win NVGP Stage 2

Riders from Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies did the hardest work in Wednesday night’s St. Paul Criterium, the second stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. They chased down Loren Rowney of Specialized-lululemon on a late-race breakout and protected the overall yellow jersey for teammate Carmen Small, winner of Wednesday morning’s time trial. The only…