Tom Zirbel (Optum) won the St Paul time trial, stage 1 of North Star Grand Prix

Zirbel Fastest At North Star Grand Prix Opening Stage

Tom Zirbel of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team set the fastest time on the Saint Paul Riverfront Time Trial, the opening stage of the North Star Grand Prix on Wednesday morning. The only rider to crack the 10-minute mark, Zirbel clocked a time of nine minutes and 51 seconds on the five-mile course…

US National Time Trial Champion Powers Wins Opening Stage at North Star Grand Prix

Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team) posted the only sub-11 minute time in the women’s field to win stage one of the North Star Grand Prix. Brianna Walle (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) and Tayler Wiles (Specialized-Lululemon) rounded out the podium at 14 and 21 seconds back respectively. Powers, who currently holds all three U.S.…

Final jerseys at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay (l-r): best young rider Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Christina Watches-Kuma), overall winnerand green point jersey Jure Kocjan (Smartstop) and polka-dot Luca Benedetti (Amore & Vita) - photo Johanne Cormier/Grand Prix cycliste de Saguenay

Kocjan Wins Final Stage and Overall at Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay

The inaugural Grand Prix cycliste de Saguenay ended on Sunday with an active and aggressive fourth stage, delivering in total four days of racing that took place in the districts of La Baie and Chicoutimi, in Saguenay. The race came down to one second in the general classification, with Jure Kocjan (Team SmartStop) winning the…

Peloton speeds on the streets of Chicoutimi- photo Johanne Cormier/Grand Prix cycliste de Saguenay

Haedo Wins Stage 3 at Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay

It is in a unique atmosphere that took place the third stage of the Grand Prix cycliste de Saguenay, a criterium stage of 74.2 kilometers utilizing the charming streets of downtown Chicoutimi, or 35 laps of a 2.2 km loop. The race scenario could not have be more perfect for this showcase stage of the…

Optum's Eric Young wins back-to-back stages at Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay - photo Johanne Cormier/Grand Prix cycliste de Saguenay

Young Wins Again at Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay continued on Friday with the second stage, and for the second consecutive day, the race ended in a bunch sprint.  Eric Young of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, wearing the yellow race leader’s jersey, continued his sprint domination with his second victory in as many days, becoming the uncontested…

Eric Young (Optum) wins stage 1 of Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay - photo Johanne Cormier/Grand Prix cycliste de Saguenay

Young Wins First Stage at Inaugural Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay

And they’re off! The first stage of the first Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay was held today in La Baie, QC, and Eric Young of Optum p/b Kelly Benefits took the top honors at the inaugural stage, raced on 166.1 km course, 11 laps of a 15.1-km circuit. See more photos in the gallery The…

Tour of California Stage 4

Photos from stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California where the break made it to the finish line. KOM leader Will Routley (Optum) claimed the victory ahead of Gregory Daniel (Bissell Development Team) and Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk).