Megan Guarnier crossed the finish line atop Chilkoot Hill Sunday to win the Stillwater Criterium of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Carmen Small won the overall race.
Megan Guarnier crossed the finish line atop Chilkoot Hill Sunday to win the Stillwater Criterium of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Carmen Small won the overall race. Click here to read a full recap of the women's race with an interesting take on Chilkoot Hill.
Rory Sutherland crossed the finish line as the winner of the Stillwater Criterium for the second consecutive year.
Rory Sutherland of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team won the final stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Stillwater Sunday for the second time in as many years. Jesse Anthony finished the Stillwater Criterium second, winning the overall event. To read a recap of the men's race, visit the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival website.
The five-day race concluded in Stillwater Sunday with repeated treks up Chilkoot Hill.
Giorgia Bronzini of Colavita Forno D’Asolo presented by Cooking Light secured her third stage win at this year’s Nature Valley Grand Prix winning the Stillwater Criterium on Sunday. Amber Neben of HTC-Highroad held on to win the race overall. To read a recap of the women's race, visit the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival website.
The Nature Valley Bicycle Festival ends its five-day event in Stillwater, where some of the nation's most elite riders will take on Chilkoot Hill.
Stillwater is known for its historical downtown setting and beautiful natural landscapes, notably the scenic views of the St. Croix River. However, for the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, the 300 expected participants may have another opinion about Stillwater and the final stage of the five-day event. “It’s a really fun ride, but it’s tough,” Colton Barrett, 20, of North St. Paul said. “There’s that hill and it can make or break it for you.” That hill he mentioned is Chilkoot Hill in Stillwater, one of the final hills in the race and one that so many, even the elite riders have a hard time getting up. “We have seen some world-class riders not able to finish,” Jean Freidl, who handles public relations for the festival, said. “It is a …