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…

Coryn Rivera (UntedHealthcare) wins stage 2 in a tight sprint with Carmen Small (Specialized lululemon)

Rivera Wins Downtown St. Paul Criterium By A Bike Throw

UnitedHealthcare kept the fast, crash-filled race controlled, allowing Coryn Rivera to maintain her position in the last few turns until she and Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) dueled down the finishing straight to Rivera’s photo finish victory. Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) captured third on the stage ahead of many of the dominant teams, leveraging her years of experience…

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…