Cliff-Ryan Takes Stage 2 Sprint Victory At Nature Valley Grand Prix

Minneapolis, MN, June 13 - Riders from Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies did the hardest work in Wednesday night’s St. Paul Criterium, the second stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. They chased down Loren Rowney of Specialized-lululemon on a late-race breakout and protected the overall yellow jersey for teammate Carmen Small, winner of Wednesday morning’s time trial. The only thing … [Read more...]

Small Overcomes Theft For Nature Valley Grand Prix Time Trial Victory

Minneapolis, MN, June 13 - 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 into their team car and … [Read more...]