Tag Archives: Carmen Small


Stage 6 – Stillwater | Northstar Grand Prix

Stage 6 was its usual hot affair in Stillwater at over 80 degrees and mostly sunny. Lots of racing action. After 23 laps up Chilkoot Hill, Optum was able to control the race and claim […]


Stage 5 – Menomonie Road Race | Northstar Grand Prix

Today was the 100 mile road race in Menomonie, Wisconsin that saw multiple different breaks happen before the final selection was made. Once the break hit the finishing circuits the truce was over and the […]


Stage 4 – Uptown Minneapolis Criterium | Northstar Grand Prix

Friday night was the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. The weather was good and the racing was fast ending with a photo finish. In the end Ryan Anderson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) outsprinted race leader Ben […]


Stage 2 – Saint Paul Criterium | Northstar Grand Prix

Photos from stage 2 in Saint Paul, MN. Courtesy of time bonus sprints Ben Hill (Donkey Label) took the leader’s jersey from Tom Zirbel and now sits 1 second ahead of him.


Stage 1 Saint Paul Time Trial | Northstar Grand Prix

Photos from the Stage 1 Time Trial of the Northstar Grand Prix won by Tom Zirbel (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) with a time of 9:55.37.


2103 Uptown Criterium

Stage 4 meant we were back in Uptown for the Friday night criterium. It was a warm evening with all the racing action happening fast and furious. Both the men’s and women’s races saw lots […]


2013 NVGP Saint Paul Criterium

Stage 2 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix was the Saint Paul Criterium. The women contested 28 laps and the men completed 40 laps of the course running through downtown Saint Paul past Mickey’s Diner […]


2013 NVGP Saint Paul Time Trial

Wednesday morning was stage one of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. It was a wet and rainy morning for the time trial held along East River Road. For the women defending champion US Pro Time […]


Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 6, Stillwater, MN | Moses Images | Matthew Moses

Well the 6th and final stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix came to a close. The women’s race saw Carmen Small’s Optum team deliver her to the finish as the Nature Valley Grand Prix […]


Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 5, Menomonie, WI | Moses Images | Matthew Moses

Mother Nature finally let a road race happen. Today was the road stage in Menomonie, WI. The day saw periods of both sun and rain during the course of the two races. Tom Zirbel took […]