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Optum-KBS Takes Control At NVGP

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .

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The Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team took control on stage 1 at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, winning both the women’s and men’s time trial. Includes video summary.

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Led by Zirbel, Optum Takes Two Podium Spots At Nature Valley Grand Prix TT

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .

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Tom Zirbel wins the St. Paul Time Trial with the only sub-16 minute time of the day at the opening stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Teammate Scott Zwizanski held an early lead, finishing third on the day while John Murphy of Kenda/5hr Energy p/b Geargrinder finished second. With only four seconds separating second […]

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Small Overcomes Theft For Nature Valley Grand Prix Time Trial Victory

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .

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For Carmen Small, winning the St. Paul Riverfront Time Trial on Wednesday morning – the first stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix – almost made up for a particularly aggravating Tuesday afternoon. While Small and her Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies teammates checked out the new course along the Mississippi River bluffs, someone broke […]

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Higgins, Marvulli Win at Fixed Gear Classic

Posted on 10. Jun, 2012 by .

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Franco Marvulli (SUI) and Cari Higgins (USA) added to their MN Fixed Gear Classic medal counts on Saturday.  Marvulli took his second consecutive Endurance Omnium win and Higgins earned her third in convincing fashion.  Tela Crane (USA) and Jonathan Fraley (USA) took top honors in the Men’s and Women’s Sprint Omnium competitions. 2012 Fixed Gear […]

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Streamed Live – Fixed Gear Classic Kicks Off Nature Valley Bicycle Festival

Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by .

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This is the fourth year of the Fixed Gear Classic event as part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival. Competition is open to Men, categories Pro, 1, 2 and Women, categories Pro, 1, 2, 3. Winners will divide a cash purse of more than $5000. The National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, will live stream […]

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Longer TT Course for Nature Valley Grand Prix

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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Street construction is forcing a change in the opening time trial for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The five-day stage race, one of the top races on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, has often been decided by seconds, and team directors expect this new time trial course will have a huge effect on the […]

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Nature Valley Grand Prix Reduces Men’s Team Size

Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by .

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Very interesting. The Nature Valley Grand Prix will be limiting men’s teams to six riders in 2012. For the past few years, the UnitedHealthcare train has dominated the three crits by putting all their eight-men train at the front and setting a punishing pace that squashed most if not all attempts at breakaways.  The tactics, […]

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Photo Gallery NVGP Stage 6 Men

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 by .

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Photo Gallery of men’s stage 6, the Stillwater Criterium, at the Nature Valley Grand Prix

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Photo Gallery NVGP Stage 6 Women

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 by .

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Photo Gallery of women’s stage 6, the Stillwater Criterium, at the Nature Valley Grand Prix

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Anthony Prevails; Sutherland Takes Stage Win At NVGP

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 by .

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Finally. After losing the overall on the final day of Nature Valley Grand Prix last year, the Kelly Benefit Strategies-Optumhealth team prevailed this year with Jesse Anthony winning the overall. Anthony was protected by his teammates who covered all the dangerous attacks by the Jamis/Sutter Home team until the final laps, and then it time […]

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