The schedule for the 2006 Nature Valley Grand Prix has been released, with organisers expecting even more interest from competitors and fans than in 2005, when the event hosted more than 300 national and international competitors and drew more than 50,000 spectators.
Nature Valley Grand Prix 2006 schedule:
June 14: Saint Paul Riverfront time trial
June 15: Cannon Falls road race
June 16: Minneapolis downtown classic
June 17: Mankato road race
June 18: Stillwater criterium
"The 2006 schedule has been designed to increase competition for the leaders' jerseys," said race director David LaPorte. "Last year's time trial was won by US national champion Chris Baldwin, and we expect to host national, world and Olympic cycling champions again this year." Past competitors in the Nature Valley Grand Prix have included 2005 pursuit world champion Katie Mactier of Australia, and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Marty Nothstein.