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Kirchmann Continues To Lead Across Women’s Prestige Series;   
Cynthia Lou
posted:2014-06-19

Newcomer Williams Moves Into Second in Individual Competition

Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) earned top points in all three jersey competitions at the North Star Grand Prix, the second of four events of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series. Kirchmann continues her lead in the Individual, Sprinter, and
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Collegiate All-Stars Announces 2014 Roster   
Cynthia Lou
posted:2014-06-03

The Kakookie Collegiate All-Stars development program announces its eight woman roster for its 8th season of competition at the North Star Grand Prix. The program, which has seen many of its riders go on to professional teams, expanded this year beyond the traditional six riders to include two additional riders hand selected by newly appointed Dir.... Read This Article >>>


Kirchmann Leads All Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Jerseys   
WPCS Staff
posted:2014-04-09

Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) leaves the Redlands Cycling Classic at the top of all four categories of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series – the Individual Competition, Best Sprinter Competition, Best Young Rider Competiton, while her team leads the Team Competition.

Fu
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2014 Women’s Prestige Series Adds Gateway Cup   
WPCS Staff
posted:2014-03-20

Series will be a partnership with the Women’s Cycling Association

Minneapolis, March 26, 2014 – The 11th Annual Women’s Prestige Cycling Series has added The Staenber Group Gateway Cup, a four-criterium omnium that will be the Series grand finale on Labor Day Weekend, August 28 – September 1. This is the first criterium omnium
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TIBCO Dominates 2013 Women’s Prestige Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2013-07-31

(Minneapolis, July 31, 2013) When the dust settled after the grand finale of the 10th anniversary Women’s Prestige Cycling Series at the BMC Cascade Classic, TIBCO / To the Top had completed a near-clean sweep.

TIBCO / To the Top won the team classification of the 2013 Series in impressive fashion, beating second place Optum p/b Kel
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Tayler Wiles Claims Two Women’s Series Jerseys   
WPCS Staff
posted:2013-07-03

Current standings of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series

Full Results

Tayler Wiles (Specialized lululemon) earned the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series white Best Young Rider jersey outright with a stellar second place finish at the Redlands Bicycle Classic in April
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Specialized lululemon Leads Women’s Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2013-04-16

Team Specialized lululemon sits atop the team standings for the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series after the Series opener at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, thanks to an impressive second place performance by Tayler Wiles, despite being only 22 years old. The Series rules are designed to encourage participation by young riders, so her points were doub.... Read This Article >>>


Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary   
wPCS Staff
posted:2013-03-27

MINNEAPOLIS – March 27, 2013 – When the Redlands Bicycle Classic starts next week, it will also kick off the 10th annual Women’s Prestige Cycling Series.

The Series was born at a Women’s Cycling Summit Conference held during the 2003 Nature Valley Grand Prix. One action item resulting from conversations with female cyclists and tea
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Optum & TIBCO Split the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2012-08-15

Optum Pro Cycling and TIBCO / To the Top have split the honors in the 2012 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series. Optum claimed the Team title and the Sprinter’s jersey while TIBCO took the Individual overall and the Best Young Rider classifications.

Complete Results

The most startling resu
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Jerseys in Doubt at the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2012-07-02

Organizers of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series have released the current Series standings following the second event, the Nature Valley Grand Prix.

The race for the individual crown has tightened considerably. While Megan Guarnier (TIBCO) retains the lead that she claimed at Redlands, she’s being challenged by neo-pro Jade Wilc
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Optum Pro Cycling Leads Women’s Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2012-04-07


The winner of the Team Classification for the 2011 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, Colavita Forno D’Asolo, transferred en masse to Optum Pro Cycling, which is again at the top of the Series standings following the Series opener at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Surprisingly, almost all of the riders who contributed to this result are new t
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Colavita Forno D'Asolo Wins Women's Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2011-07-30

Full Results

Colavita Forno D'Asolo presented by Cooking Light walked away with the team title in the final standings of the Women's Prestige Cycling Series followng the last Series race, the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic. The squad also claimed the sprinter's jersey for Leah
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Neben, HTC-Highroad Lead Women's Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2011-04-23

Minneapolis – Amber Neben and her HTC-Highroad team sit atop the Women's Prestige Cycling Series standings after the first event, the Redlands Bicycle Classic.

Full Results

Neben's overall victory at the four-day USA Cycling National Racing Calendar event in California puts her a
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Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Begins at Redlands   
WPCS Staff
posted:2011-03-30

New teams and new favorites make this year's Women's Prestige Cycling Series wide open when it begins Thursday in California with the Redlands Bicycle Classic.

Since 2004, the Series has highlighted women’s racing by giving them a spotlight they do not have to share with men. It is the only national series solely for women and is con
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Tradition-Rich Women's Prestige Cycling Series Returns   
WPCS Staff
posted:2011-03-09

The Women's Prestige Cycling Series opens team registration for its eighth season as strong as ever, with all four stage races returning from 2010.

The Series is the only national-level cycling competition solely produced for women, by women. Its origin can be traced back to a discussion at the 2003 Women's Cycling Summit Conference,
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Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 Misses Clean Sweep of WPCS   
WPCS Staff
posted:2010-08-11

Coming into the last event for the 2010 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 held all of the jerseys and the team classification. However, they let the sprinter’s jersey slip from their grasp, just missing the clean sweep.

Final Results

U.S. national road cham
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Dramatic Finish on Tap for Women's Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2010-07-19

The individual, sprint and team classifications remain up for grabs with one race remaining in the Women's Prestige Cycling Series.

The 30th edition of the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic begins Tuesday. The six-day event is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the United States.

In the Women'
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Abbott Still Leads Women’s Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2010-07-06

For full results, click HERE.

With one race remaining in the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, new U.S. national road champion Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) holds a slim lead over Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) and Evelyn Stevens (HTC-Columbia).

Abbott has hel
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Nature Valley Grand Prix Next Stop For Women’s Prestige Cycl   
WPCS Staff
posted:2010-06-15

The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series continues with this week’s Nature Valley Grand Prix, the third of four stops for the Series.

Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) is the favorite to retain the lead in the individual competition, although second-placed Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) is within striking distance a
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Women Selected to 2010 Fiber One Collegiate All-Stars Roster   
F1CWAS Staff
posted:2010-05-28

Composite Team of Top Female Collegiate Cyclists Will Race in Nature Valley Grand Prix

USA Cycling and the organizers of the Nature Valley Grand Prix announced today the selection of the fourth annual Fiber One Collegiate Women’s All-Stars team. The All-Stars include six female collegiate riders chosen to compete against profe
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Fiber One Is New Sponsor Of Collegiate All-Star Team   
Staff
posted:2010-05-10

Team Will Race at Nature Valley Grand Prix

Fiber One, a General Mills brand, is the new title sponsor of the Collegiate All-Star Team for the Nature Valley Grand Prix that is being selected at this week’s USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships.

The six collegiate racers who earn spots on the composit
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Teutenberg Leads Two Categories Of Women’s Prestige Cycling   
WPCS Staff
posted:2010-04-09

Full Results

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Individual and Sprinter), Mara Abbott (Best Young Rider) and Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 (Team) lead the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series following the first of four events on the 2010 schedule.

Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) has a 220-165 point advant
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Abbott Still Leads Women’s Prestige Cycling Series   
WPCS Staff
posted:2010-03-06

For full results, click HERE.

With one race remaining in the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, new U.S. national road champion Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) holds a slim lead over Alison Powers (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) and Evelyn Stevens (HTC-Columbia).

Abbott has hel
.... Read This Article >>>


Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Announces 2010 Events   
WPCS Staff
posted:2010-02-16

Minneapolis – The 2010 edition of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series will feature four national-caliber stage races that promise to showcase the country’s top female cycling talent.

The four events take place in four different states, beginning in March and running through to July:

March 25-28 – Redlands Bicycle Clas
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Nature Valley Pro Ride Is Amateur Cyclists’ Lifetime Chance   
NVPR Staff
posted:2010-01-14

Six races sprinkled throughout the United States will comprise the 2010 Nature Valley Pro Ride, the qualifying events for amateurs to earn a trip to compete against the country’s top men and women professional bicycle racers at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.

The Nature Valley Pro Ride will select the top amateur men and women to beco
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Races Sought For 2010 Nature Valley Pro Ride Calendar   
WPCS Staff
posted:2009-10-19

A national program is offering race promoters the opportunity to send their top amateurs to the 2010 edition of the Nature Valley Grand Prix (Minnesota & Western Wisconsin, June 16-20) to compete against the country’s top men and women professional bicycle racers.

Entering its third year, the “Nature Valley Pro Ride” will select amat
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Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Finale Shakes Up Standings   
WPCS Staff
posted:2009-08-06

Team classification takes unexpected twist and the Sprints tie is broken

Final Results

The season long see saw battle between Team TIBCO and Webcor Builders ended in TIBCO’s favor at the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series grand finale at the Cascade Cycling Classic. Although Webco
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Women's Prestige Cycling Series Grand Finale   
WPCS Staff
posted:2009-07-20

Cascade Classic is final stop on 2009 tour

The 2009 Women's Prestige Cycling Series wraps up this week at the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Oregon. Held right before the US National Championships in Bend, the Cascade Classic boasts one of the strongest women's fields of the year.

The Team Competition has been
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Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Releases Standings   
WPCS Staff
posted:2009-07-02

Alison Powers adds a second jersey while TIBCO takes the team lead

Full Results

Women’s Prestige Cycling Series leader Alison Powers (Team Type 1) added the Sprinter’s jersey to her collection, but her hold on that jersey is tenuous. Rebecca Much (Webcor Builders) is st
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Webcor and Team Type 1 Trade Blows in Arkansas   
WPCS Staff
posted:2009-05-16

Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Results After Joe Martin

Full standings

Webcor and Team Type 1 did battle at the Joe Martin Stage Race. Webcor moved into the lead in the Best Young Rider and Team classification while Team Type 1 stretched their lead in the Individual stand
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Gold Medalist Invests in Girl-Power   
Staff
posted:2009-05-13

Launch of Kristin Armstrong Cycling Academy for Junior Racers

2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong and USA Cycling announced today the launch of the Kristin Armstrong Cycling Academy, a junior development camp this summer for women of racing age 15-18. Sponsored by USA Cycling, the innovative camp will be held in Bois
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Sprint Finish for the Nature Valley Pro Ride   
NVPR Staff
posted:2009-04-27

Last chances to win trips to the Nature Valley Grand Prix coming up

The 2009 Nature Valley Pro Ride will conclude in less than three weeks. Four amateur riders, two men and two women, have already won trips to the Nature Valley Grand Prix, where they’ll have the full pro experience as they race for the Nature Valley Cy
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Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Releases Standings   
WPCS Staff
posted:2009-04-12

Redlands Bicycle Classic was first 2009 Series event

The 2009 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series kicked off at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the traditional Series opener. Team Type 1 and Team TIBCO traded blows, each claiming the lead in two of the four competitions.

Click for Full Res
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Nature Valley Grand Prix Women's Race Becomes Invitational   
Staff
posted:2009-04-09

The Nature Valley Grand Prix women’s race is joining the men’s as an invitational in 2009. Both races filled in 2008, with teams being turned away. The men’s race had filled for the past five years, but this was a first for the women.

“The popularity of our women’s race has grown steadily”, said Nature Valley Grand Prix promoter Da
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Nature Valley Pro Ride Rolls Out This Weekend   
Pro Ride staff
posted:2009-03-24

Jefferson Cup Road Race in Charlottesville, Virginia, is first event of 2009 Series

The enormously popular Jefferson Cup Road Race will be the first race of the 2009 Nature Valley Pro Ride, a six-race program that offers elite amateur men and women the chance to win a trip to the Nature Valley Grand Prix in June. Held on Sund
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2009 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Schedule Released   
WPCS Staff
posted:2009-03-05

Two new events mark the Series’ 6th season

Organizers of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series have announced the 2009 schedule, the 6th season for this women-only calendar. New to the Series in 2009 are the Joe Martin Stage Race and the Cascade Cycling Classic.

March 26-29 - Redlands Bicycle Classic
May 7-
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Nature Valley Pro Ride   
Staff
posted:2009-03-04

2009 Nature Valley Pro Ride Schedule Grows from Three to Six Events

The Nature Valley Pro Ride has announced its 2009 schedule, growing from three to six events in its second year. This unique program offers elite amateurs a chance to win a trip to the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the top ranked Pro/Am race in the country, where
.... Read This Article >>>


Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Finale Shakes Up Standings   
WPCS Staff
posted:2008-08-10

Aaron’s Sweeps the Series’ Titles

The Presbyterian Hospital Invitational, the 2008 grand finale of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, proved to be decisive in the Series team standings. Criterium specialists finally had their day in a Series that has long been composed entirely of stage races. Aaron’s Women’s Pro Cycling c
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Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Wraps up on a Different Note   
WPCS Staff
posted:2008-07-30

Criterium is the Series Grand Finale for the First Time

(Minneapolis, July 30, 2008) The Presbyterian Hospital Invitational, taking place this Saturday, is the last stop on the 2008 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series. This is the first time that a one-day criterium has been included in a Series that has traditionally been compo
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Rasmussen College Summit: Sponsorship   
RCWCS Staff
posted:2008-07-16


    Sponsorship Panel

    Panel Members:
    • moderated by Valory Gilpin, Rasmussen College
    • Dan Stangler, Wheaties
    • Stephanie Scott, Jelly Belly Candy Company
    • Ron Kadera, County Cycles/Gopher Wheelmen
    • Katie Mattis, RPM Connect

    Q: What are your.... Read This Article >>>


    Rasmussen College Summit: Moving up the ladder   
    RCWCS Staff
    posted:2008-07-15


      Panel Discussion, “Moving up the Ladder,” moderated by Jim Miller.

      Panelists include:
      • Paula Bohte, Flanders Cycling Team
      • Alix Kerl, Midwest Women’s Cycling Made Real/Verve Racing Team
      • Paul Forsythe, Team Kenda Tire
      • Nicola Crammer, PROMAN Women’s Cycling Team
        .... Read This Article >>>


      Rasmussen College Women's Cycling Summit: Introduction   
      RCWCS Staff
      posted:2008-07-14


        On Tuesday, June 10, cyclists from across the country gathered at the Rasmussen College Women’s Cycling Summit, part of the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival.

        Summit Mission: The Rasmussen College Women’s Cycling Summit is an opportunity for women to celebrate women’s cycling, to learn about the most effecti.... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Standings Released   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2008-07-02

        Nature Valley Grand Prix reshuffles the deck

        Full Results

        Strong performances by Katharine Carroll (Aaron's) and Catherine Cheatley (Cheerwine Cycling), along with The absence of Alex Wrubleski (Webcor Builders), who was sidelined with a knee injury, have dramatically rearranged
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        Rasmussen College Women’s Cycling Summit Agenda Announced   
        RCWCS Staff
        posted:2008-06-10

        On Tuesday, June 10, cyclists from across the country will gather at the Rasmussen College Women’s Cycling Summit from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the I-35W Holiday Inn in Bloomington to continue charting the future of women’s cycling. Part of the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival, the Summit is an opportunity for women to celebrate women’s cycling, learn a.... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Prestige Series Continues at the Nature Valley Grand   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2008-06-10

        Triple leader Wrubleski’s absence leave Series wide open

        (Minneapolis, June 9, 2008) The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series continues on Wednesday with the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota. Missing from the start will be Alex Wrubleski (Webcor Builders), who dominated the Series opener at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, clai
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Standings Released   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2008-04-18

        Young Webcor rider stuns cycling world by total domination

        Full Results

        Wrubleski. Get used to spelling the name.

        Mara Abbott (High Road) seemed well on her way to defending her double win of the Individual and Best Young Rider classifications in the 2007 Wome
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Standings Released   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2007-08-13

        Sprinters duel, leads narrow and teams head for Bermuda

        Full Results

        (Minneapolis, August 11, 2007) The recently completed International Tour de ‘Toona was the third round of the 2007 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series. As expected, the most dramatic moments played out in the s
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Rasmussen College Summit: Sponsorship   
        Rasmussen Summit Staff
        posted:2007-07-11

        Sponsorship: Getting it, keeping it

        Moderator: Tom Schuler, Team Sports
        Panelists:
        Michael Aisner, Coors Classic
        David Kutoff, Materials Processing Corporation
        Stephanie Scott, Jelly Belly Candy Company
        David Wilson, Wheaties


        To David Kutoff: Tell us w
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Rasmussen College Summit: Cycling Made Real   
        Rasmussen Summit Staff
        posted:2007-07-11

        Speaker – Chistina DeKraay

        Bicycle racing has had a poor record of attracting women participants. At most races, men outnumber women by 10-to-1 or more. This is in marked contrast with recreational cycling, where the numbers of men and women are almost equal.

        Cycling Made Real is a national program that has be
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Standings Released   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2007-07-04

        Sprinters duel at the Nature Valley Grand Prix

        Full Results

        (Minneapolis, July 2, 2007) Minnesota’s Nature Valley Grand Prix, which wrapped up last week, was the second round of the 2007 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series. The most dramatic moments played out on the sprinters’ compe
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Rasmussen College Women’s Cycling Summit Agenda Announced   
        Summit Staff
        posted:2007-06-06

        Women cyclists will gather at the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival

        Summit Flyer

        On Tuesday, June 19, cyclists from across the country will gather at the Rasmussen College Women’s Cycling Summit, the first event of the 2007 Great River Energy Bicycle Festival. The Su
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Showcases Emerging Talent   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2007-04-07

        Webcor Builder’s Abbot Claims Lead in Best Young Rider and Overall

        Full Results

        Going into the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the first race in the 2007 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, Webcor Builder’s Mara Abbott was not the favorite for the Best Young Rider, much less the Overall
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Champions Face off at Nature Valley Grand Prix   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2007-03-21

        Women’s pro racing has never been hotter, or more contested. It returns to the Nature Valley Grand Prix again this year in the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, where the individual title is once again on the line.

        Kristin Armstrong (TEAm Lipton) claimed the 2006 crown from 2005 champion Christine Thorburne (Webcor - Platinum) as the
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Rolls out on Thursday   
        WPCS Staff
        posted:2007-03-19

        Redlands Bicycle Classic is first 2007 Series event

        (March 19, 2007 – Minneapolis, MN) The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series rolls out this week with the return of the Redlands Bicycle Classic to the Series schedule. After a year’s hiatus from the Series, Redlands is back and is featuring a new road race that makes the outcom
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Yoplait Nouriche Summit: Recognition for Women's Cycling   
        Summit Staff
        posted:2006-07-31

        The seventh Yoplait Nouriche Women’s Cycling Summit was held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as part of the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival. The Summit took place the day before the start of the Festival’s Nature Valley Grand Prix, and included many of the riders and managers who were racing in that event along with many area women cyclists. After .... Read This Article >>>


        Yoplait Nouriche Women's Summit: Getting Started / Moving Up   
        Summit Staff
        posted:2006-07-30

        The second half of June’s Yoplait Nouriche Women’s Cycling Summit focused on grassroots racing for women.

        Suzy Pryde (Jazz Apple / BikeNZ Development Team) presented an overview of development efforts in New Zealand. Unlike the United States, where women frequently get started later in life, the New Zealand program starts them
        .... Read This Article >>>


        Yoplait Nouriche Women's Cycling Summit   
        Staff
        posted:2006-05-30

        The Great River Energy Bicycle Festival will be the site of the next Yoplait Nouriche Women’s Cycling Summit. Topics on the agenda include gaining recognition for women in male-dominated sports and entry level programming for women.

        The keynote speaker will be NASCAR driver Kari Miller. Miller will discuss the challenges that she fa
        .... Read This Article >>>


        How did the women?s initiative get started?   
        Giana Roberge
        posted:2004-01-20

        The Women?s Initiative began as a simple request from Giana Roberge. In a conversation about women?s racing with Nature Valley Grand Prix promoter David LaPorte, Roberge asked LaPorte if he would host a women?s summit to discuss issues facing women?s cycling. LaPorte not only hosted the summit, but he asked Yoplait for support ? Yoplait, eager to .... Read This Article >>>

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