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First ever Napa Downtown Gran Prix

On the summer solstice June 21, cyclists will take the streets of Napa for the first ever Napa Downtown Gran Prix in California. The criterium, with its five-turn course and 270 degree turn through the newly opened Veteran's Park and Riverwalk, will benefit the Stone Bridge School.

Professional and amateur races will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration will open Friday, May 23. For more information, visit or contact Jess Raphael at 707-815-4828 or

(Additional research and assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer).

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Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all men's and women's races including Spring Classics, Grand Tours, World Championships and Olympic Games, and writes and edits news and features. As the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten also coordinates and oversees the global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.