Jade Wilcoxson claimed the Best Amateur Jersey in the 2011 Nature Valley Grand Prix. For the 2012 road racing season, she was picked up by a professional team. In her first year as a professional rider, she won the Climbers Jersey at the 2012 Redlands Cycling Classic.
Jade Wilcoxson and her Nature Valley Pro Chase teammates.
Jade Wilcoxson lines up with the leaders at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Jade Wilcoxson (Nature Valley Best Amateur) on the podium at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Alison Tetrick has been a pro cyclist since 2009. In 2010, she won the St. Paul Riverfront Time Trial at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Domestically, she competes for the Exergy TWENTY 12 team. In international competition, she rides for the USA National Team.
Alison Tetricks wears the yellow leader's jersey at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Alison Tetrick leads the field at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Alison Tetrick ready for battle at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Matthew Busche spent 2008-09 riding with the IS Corp Cycling Team. After winning the Nature Valley Grand Prix's Best Young Rider jersey in 2009, he briefly rode for the Kelly Benefits team. In 2010, he joined the Radio Shack Nissan Trek team. He became the U.S. National Road Race Champion in 2011.
Matthew Busche tackles the brutal Chilkoot Hill in the Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Matthew Busche on his way to the Nature Valley Best Amateur award.
Matthew Busche, former Nature Valley Best Amateur sports the Stars and Stripes of the US National Champion.
The Nature Valley Bicycle Festival is an 11-day celebration of amateur and professional bicycle racing, community cycling and family events. Over 15 years, the Nature Valley Grand Prix has grown from a one-day regional race to a six-race, five-day event that is the premier race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Top American racing teams and nearly 300 leading riders from around the world participate each year. Amateur participants can even gain entry by qualifying in Nature Valley Pro Chase events throughout the U.S. The Nature Valley Pro Chase is the only opportunity for amateur racers to have the full professional race experience. The Pro Chase program consists of six regional races that qualify men and women to participate in the Nature Valley Grand Prix as part of the Nature Valley Cycling Team.
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