North Star Grand Prix Celebrates World Class Women’s Racing

By Cynthia Lou. North Star Grand Prix’s tradition of talent development and world class racing continues as racing starts June 15th, 2016. A proactive supporter of women’s racing, the North Star Grand Prix will once again welcome the women’s pro race. The women’s race went on hiatus in 2015 due to low registration numbers. The North Star Grand Prix organization used the opportunity … [Read more...]

Anderson Wins Uptown Minneapolis Criterium; Hill Extends GC Lead

By Cynthia Lou The Uptown Minneapolis Criterium was all about the sprint for all jersey competitions, not just the K’ul Chocolate Sprint jersey competition. Ryan Anderson and teammate Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) took first and third on the stage as Ben Hill (Donkey Label Racing) took second. Hill secured eight seconds of time bonus for his second place finish and … [Read more...]

Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series Returns

Second season of Women’s GP Series to run alongside The Halfords Tour Series Britain’s top female cyclists will once again have the opportunity to compete on the same closed road, city centre circuits as their male counterparts with confirmation that a second season of the Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series will take place this May and June. The Series will once again consist of … [Read more...]

Univest Ends 14-Year Race Title Sponsorship; UCI/NRC Grand Prix To Continue In 2012

New York City – Univest Corporation has declined to renew its title sponsorship of the Univest Grand Prix, saying it will focus on aiding local non-profits that are struggling in the economic downturn. However, the race will continue in 2012, under new sponsorship, and maintain its status as a UCI 1.2 and NRC 1.HC race. “Univest has been a strong and unwavering supporter of international … [Read more...]

Nature Valley Grand Prix Reduces Men’s Team Size

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 Managing Director of National Events Micah Rice, who says fielding smaller squads offers benefits for … [Read more...]

CLIF ® BAR Sponsors 2011 US Gran Prix of Cyclocross

Long-time Sponsor Supports Junior Initiatives Louisville, KY (September 19, 2011) Organizers of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross announced that long-time sponsor CLIF® BAR is returning as a sponsor of the 20111 Series. CLIF Bar. CLIF® BAR will be present at all USGP events providing nourishment for racers and enthusiasts, including CLIF® BAR energy bars, CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel, CLIF … [Read more...]

Nature Valley Pro Ride Team Announced

Minneapolis – 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 two qualifiers from the Quad Cities Memorial Weekend … [Read more...]

Falcon Takes A Flier At Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

Written by: Cynthia Lou The Bahati Foundation’s Yosvany Falcon keeps the win in the family at the 49th Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. Rounding out the podium are Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) and Diego Yepez (Bike Religion). The crowds were tame as a break of 10 riders slipped out at just two laps into the 75 minute, 1.4 mile course on rolling terrain that included a 7% rolling … [Read more...]

Post Crash Interview At MBGP With JT of Bicycle.net

At the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on June 27th, 2010 we had Bicycle.net's very own JT racing in the CAT4 race, and Bicycle.net reporter Cynthia Lou there to catch all the action. Well as luck would have it, JT crashed on the very last lap and Cynthia was there to record to call home to his wife. Very funny stuff. Turns out not only did JT have a broken wrist, but also a broken elbow. Seems … [Read more...]

Coryn Rivera – Sacramento Grand Prix

The pressure was on as I wore bib #1 at the Sacramento Grand Prix, part of the Amgen Tour of California. The race was active, but due to the long course, no breakaways stuck. With 1 to go the team kept the race together and Ruth Winder (16 years old) started the lead out train with Olivia next in line and Cari behind me watching for the other teams like Vera Bradley Foundation, Webcor, and Tibco. … [Read more...]