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Nature Valley Pro Ride Team Is Complete

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .

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The rosters are set for the 13 elite amateur bicycle racers who won spots – “American Idol” style – on the Nature Valley Pro Ride teams, earning the opportunity to compete against professionals next week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Jane Weakley of Kettering, Ohio, and Brandon Feehery of Homewood, Ill., were the final [...]

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Kowalski’s Markets Collegiate All-Star Team Loaded With Talent

Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 by .

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Six riders with a combined seven podium finishes at the recent USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals make up the Kowalski’s Markets Collegiate All-Stars team for this month’s Nature Valley Grand Prix. Elle Anderson (Dartmouth College) and Kimberley Turner (Seattle Pacific University) are repeat selections to the team while Robin Bauer (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Missy Erickson [...]

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Final Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier This Weekend

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .

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Only two spots remain to be filled on the Nature Valley Pro Ride women’s and men’s teams for this year’s Nature Valley Grand Prix. Cycling’s version of “American Idol” wraps up with the Quad Cities Memorial Weekend Omnium, which consists of three long-standing criteriums in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The top amateur man and [...]

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Two Nature Valley Pro Ride Races This Weekend

Posted on 04. May, 2011 by .

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A big weekend lies ahead for the Nature Valley Pro Ride, cycling’s version of “American Idol.” The Sterling Road Race in Boston on Saturday and Sunday’s Jefferson Cup in Charlottesville, Va., present the opportunity for four riders to gain roster spots on special men’s and women’s teams for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. A staple [...]

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Past World Champion Will Direct Nature Valley Pro Ride Men’s Team

Posted on 24. Apr, 2011 by .

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Multi-time world road and track champion Marion Clignet will coach the Nature Valley Pro Ride men’s team at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. She and women’s team coach Michael Engleman will conduct a five-day camp for their squads before they compete in the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the top-ranked race on the USA Cycling National [...]

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Tour of the Depot Next Stop On Nature Valley Pro Ride

Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by .

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The first man and woman have been selected for the Nature Valley Pro Ride and two more riders will be set at this weekend’s Tour of the Depot in Utah, April 9-10. Louise Smyth, an elementary school teacher from Shreveport, La., and Scott Simmons, a senior technician at a communications company in Cleburne, Texas, are [...]

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Virginia’s Jefferson Cup Next Stop On Nature Valley Pro Ride

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Jefferson Cup road race Sunday in Charlottesville, Va., is the next chance for amateur cyclists to secure a coveted spot on the Nature Valley Pro Ride team for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Updated: The race is postponed to May 8.

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Fayetteville Is First Stop On Nature Valley Pro Ride

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Nature Valley Pro Ride – cycling’s version of “American Idol” – begins its 2011 talent search for the nation’s top amateur men and women on March 19-20 at the Fayetteville (Texas) Stage Race near Austin. The top amateur in the Men’s Pro/Category 1 race and the winner of the Women’s Open category from the [...]

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Tradition-Rich Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Returns For Eighth Year

Posted on 28. Feb, 2011 by .

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The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series opens team registration for its eighth season as strong as ever, with all four stage races returning from 2010. The Series is the only national-level cycling competition solely produced for women, by women. Its origin can be traced back to a discussion at the 2003 Women’s Cycling Summit Conference, held [...]

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Nature Valley Pro Ride Is Amateur Cyclists’ Chance to Feel Like A Pro

Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by .

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Six new events are part of the 2011 Nature Valley Pro Ride, the qualifying races for amateur cyclists to earn a trip to compete against the country’s top men and women professional bicycle racers at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The Nature Valley Pro Ride selects the top amateur man and woman at each race [...]

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