Cannon Falls Road Race Stage 3 At North Star GP

by Lyne Lamoureux 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 Ryan Anderson (Optum) took the stage win and the yellow leader's … [Read more...]

Small Win At Cannon Falls Road Race

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 the stage win and with it a 12 second time bonus which was enough put her … [Read more...]

Nature Valley Grand Prix Cannon Falls Road Race Summaries

Wilcoxson Widens Overall Lead With A Win At Cannon Falls Road Race By Cynthia Lou for Nature Valley Grand Prix On a clear and sunny day across central Minnesota, the Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team effectively managed the 93-mile road race in Cannon Falls, delivering Jade Wilcoxson to a stage win and an additional 12 seconds of time bonus. Shelley Olds (Team TIBCO) and … [Read more...]

UnitedHealthcare Makes It Three-For-Three

By Lyne Lamoureux, Nature Valley Grand Prix Cannon Falls, Minn. – The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team made it three in a row Thursday night by winning the Stage 3 Cannon Falls Road Race at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Robert Förster took top honors and the race lead, while teammate Jake Keough was second and Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly presented by Kenda) finished third. Just like Förster … [Read more...]

Severe Weather Forces Cancellation of the Cannon Falls Road Race

by Cynthia Lou On a humidly sunny day as the Midwest knows so well, 92 women lined up at the start, adrenaline and anticipation in the air. The jersey-wearers were called up to the line and to the naked eye it seemed a race-start as usual, when race officials abruptly announced the cancellation of Stage 3 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix - the Cannon Falls Road Race. Like prying … [Read more...]

Referees Cancel Men’s Stage 3 Nature Valley Grand Prix Road Race

by Lyne Lamoureax Fifteen miles into the Cannon Falls Road Race, with the skies darkening overhead the men's peloton, Stage 3 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix was canceled. The cause was simply mother nature, or more precisely an advisory from the National Weather Service of strong winds, heavy rain and hail and tornado warnings. After a quick conversation with race officials, chief referee … [Read more...]

Nature Valley Grand Prix – Cannon Falls Ladies Road Race

Erica Allar Wins An Action-Packed Cannon Falls Road Race; Armstrong Retains Lead By Cynthia Lou Cannon Falls, MN — It might have been a beautiful day in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, but the racing was active and stormy, with Erica Allar of Value Act Capital emerging triumphant through crashes, a missed turn, and endless breakaway attempts. Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking … [Read more...]