Optum's Ryan Anderson finishes third on Stillwater Criterium and wins overall

McCabe Wins Stillwater Criterium, Anderson Takes Overall Title

The legendary Stillwater Criterium lived up to its reputation as one of the hardest races in the United States on Sunday. Attacks flew as the racers went up Chilkoot hill which features a 24 degree grade to the finish line. Put under pressure in the final laps, Canadian Ryan Anderson prevailed to win the overall…

Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) wins the overall at North Star Grand Prix

Small Seals Her Overall Win of the North Star Grand Prix as Williams Wins Stillwater Crit

Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) made her bold solo move with six laps to go out of the 14-lap circuit and held her lead to win the Stillwater Criterium. Behind her was the battle for the general classification. Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum) and Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) were both 14 seconds behind Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) coming into the…

stage 5 podium (l-r): Fabio Calabria (Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros), Tom Devriendt (Team3M) and Eric Marcotte (SmartStop)

Belgian Devriendt Wins Wet Menomonie Road Race

Belgian Tom Devriendt of Team 3M outsprinted his breakmates in the pouring rain to win the Menomonie Road Race, stage 5 of the North Star Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. Australian Fabio Calabria of Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros was second and the reigning US National Champion Eric Marcotte of Team SmartStop was third. The three were…

Tobin Ortenblad wins Minneapolis Criteriu, stage 4 of North Star Grand Prix

Young Ortenblad Takes Biggest Win of his Career at Minneapolis Criterium

Tobin Ortenblad (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) outsprinted the reigning US National Road Champion Eric Marcotte (Team SmartStop) to win the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium tonight. Belgian Timothy Stevens (Team 3M) rounded off the podium on stage 4 of the North Star Grand Prix. The three riders were part of a five-man breakaway that escaped early in…

Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) wins Minneapolis Criterium

Rivera Wins Uptown Minneapolis Crit; Small Increases Her Overall Lead

Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) won both sprint competitions and continued her sprint dominance by winning the race ahead of Leah Kirchmann and Lauren Hall (both Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies), who placed second and third respectively. The 28 lap race was neutralized at 13 laps to go due to a massive crash in turn four…

Optum's Ryan Anderson wins Cannon Falls Road Race

Anderson Wins Stage and Takes Over Lead at Cannon Falls Road Race

Crosswinds caused havoc and shook up the general classification in the men’s peloton on the Cannon Falls Road Race, stage 3 of the North Star Grand Prix on Thursday. Two teams, Optum and Jamis-Hagens Berman, took advantage to force a split and stacked a select lead group that made it to the finish line. Canadian…

Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) wins Cannon Falls Road Race

Small Wins the Cannon Falls Road Race and Takes Over the Yellow Jersey

Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) and her teammates put in a smart race on the long and wind-swept Cannon Falls course, letting the teams with greater numbers of riders battle it out for breakaways and hitting hard when it counted. Her decisive kick up the finishing hill to the finish line from five riders back gave her…

Crane Wins Saint Paul Criterium, Tom Zirbel Remains in Yellow

The Jamis-Hagens Berman team finished one-two at tonight’s fast and furious Saint Paul Downtown Criterium, stage 2 of the North Star Grand Prix. Ian Crane sprinted to the win ahead of teammate JJ Haedo in front of an enthusiastic crowd that lined the finish straight. Travis McCabe of Team SmartStop rounded out the podium. Tom…