NVGP Stage 1 – Saint Paul Time Trial – Saint Paul, MN

Some photos from the Saint Paul time trial held in rainy conditions this morning…

Defending champion Rory Sutherland (United Healthcare Professional Cycling Team) rode into the race lead with a time of 13:08.02.

Current NRC Leader Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo p/b Cooking Light) finished 7th on stage 1

Amber Neben (HTC High Road) held the fastest time until the last grouping of riders and had to settle with 4th place.

Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) rode into the race lead with a 14:30.160 much like she did in the earlier editions she won.

Current US TT Champion Evelyn Stevens (HTC High Road) finished in 2nd place with a 14:53.410

Defending champion Shelley Olds (Diadora Pasta Zara) was off the pace of her rivals and finished over a minute back.

Tria Best Young Rider Rushlee Buchanan (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo p/b Cooking Light), Nature Valley Best Top Amateur Jade Wilcoxson (NVGP Pro Ride), Sport Beans Queen of the HIll and Nature Valley Grand Prix Race Leader Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12)

Adrian Hegyvary (United Healthcare Professional Cycling Team) set the early best time and held onto 2nd place in stage 1.

Stefan Rothe was the top rider from the Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifiers

Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth) rode to a 4th place on stage 1 with a time of 13:23.170

Tom Zirbel (Jamis Sutter Home) was 3rd place in stage 1 with a time of 13:13.7

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