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    Minneapolis - The Nature Valley Grand Prix will continue its tradition as a leader in bringing innovations to U.S. stage racing by limiting men's teams to six riders in 2012. Nature Valley Grand Prix Executive Director David LaPorte said the decision was made after consulting with USA Cycling...
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    By Cynthia Lou, Nature Valley Grand Prix Stillwater, Minn. - Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno D'Asolo presented by Cooking Light) attacked at the bottom of Chilkoot Hill Sunday to secure her third stage win at this year's Nature Valley Grand Prix as Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) held on to win the...
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    Rory Sutherland and Adrian Hegyvary take 1st and 2nd in the St. Paul Riverfront Time Trial Jake Keough, Hilton Clarke and Robert Förster go 1-2-3 in the St. Paul Downtown Criterium St. Paul, MN - Team captain and three-time Nature Valley Grand Prix defending champion, Rory Sutherland, took the...
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    Pescadero, California - Team TIBCO/To the Top is coming off a strong team performance at the Air Force Cycling Classic as it heads to this week's Nature Valley Grand Prix, which starts tomorrow. "After last weekend, I'm really excited for Nature Valley," said Team Directeur Sportif/Manager Lisa...
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    Minneapolis - The Nature Valley Grand Prix is a unique stage race that was created specifically to appeal to an American audience. This event's development was driven by crowd size and media coverage. Stages that performed well using those metrics were continued, while those that fell short were...
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    Minneapolis - 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...
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    Minneapolis - Rich in history, 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. Named for Thomas Jefferson - whose Monicello home is located only a...
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    Minneapolis - Organizers of the Nature Valley Grand Prix have announced the establishment of the "Carla Swart Sportsmanship Award" as a memorial to an alumna of their 2008 Ryan Collegiate All Star team. The award will recognize the female athlete at the race who sacrifices her own chances for...
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    Minneapolis - Applications from bicycle race promoters are now being accepted for a national program that sends top amateur racers to compete against the country's top men and women professionals in the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Now in its fourth year, the Nature Valley Pro Ride is the official...
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    Sutherland Wins - Rory Sutherland (center), riding for United Healthcare p/b MAXXIS won the yellow jersey and general classification victory in the final stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Scott Zwizanski (left) and David Veilleux (far right), both with Kelly Benefit Strategies, earned...
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    Evans Wins - Shelley Evans (center), representing Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12, took advantage of her sprint and climbing abilities to capture the yellow jersey in the 2010 Nature Valley Grand Prix. Evelyn Stevens (left), won second riding for HTC Columbia, followed by Ruth Corset, Team TIBCO...
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    Team TIBCO won the overall team competition at Nature Valley. (Photo: Jonathan Devich, Epic Images) Stillwater, MN - Team TIBCO/To the Top won the overall team competition after a hard Stillwater Criterium, the final stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. "It was a gallant effort by all the...
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    Minneapolis - The Women's Prestige Cycling Series continues with this week's Nature Valley Grand Prix, the third of four stops for the Series. Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) is the favorite to retain the lead in the individual competition, although second-placed Alison Powers (Team...
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    Minneapolis - This year's edition of the Nature Valley Grand Prix will go "old school," with a return to Eddy Merckx-style racing for the individual time trial that opens this year's USA Cycling National Racing Calendar event. Executive Director David LaPorte said the Nature Valley Grand Prix...
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    Minneapolis, MN - Applications are open for the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the top-ranked stage race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Teams wishing to compete in the race June 16-20 in East Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin must submit an application by May 7. More details and...
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    A national program is offering race promoters the opportunity to send their top amateurs to the 2010 edition of the Nature Valley Grand Prix (Minnesota & Western Wisconsin, June 16-20) to compete against the country's top men and women professional bicycle racers. Entering its third year, the...
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    Stillwater, Minn. - Alison Powers put Team Type 1 on the podium Sunday for the fourth time at a women's National Racing Calendar (NRC) event when she finished third at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Powers also retained her lead in the Women's Prestige Cycling Series (WPCS) while assuming the...
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    Stillwater, MN - Since the end of the opening stage time trial Wednesday morning, Rory Sutherland of the OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis had been chasing race leader Tom Zirbel (Bissell), needing to close a gap of 0:13 to repeat as champion of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Finally, in...
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    Kristin Armstrong Wins Fourth Nature Valley Grand Prix Title With A Teary Goodbye At Her Last American Race By Cynthia Lou Kristin Armstrong (Cervélo Test Team) may have fiercely defended her yellow jersey at the Stillwater Criterium, leaping off the start line with determination in her eyes...
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    By James Lockwood In cycling, sometimes it's more about your opponent's weaknesses than your own strengths that can win you the race. Going into the last stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, only seven seconds separated Bissell Pro Cycling's Tom Zirbel from OUCH-Maxxis' Rory Sutherland. But...
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