Wente is entry to Nature Valley

The Wente Vineyards Road Race and Crit on April 25+26 are again entry for amateurs to race in the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Wente is the only race to have the honor to repeat this year as a qualifier -- this year there are six total qualifers (up from three):

  • Jefferson Cup Road Race Charlottesville, VA
  • Hillsboro Roubaix St. Louis, MO
  • Wente Vineyards Road Race & Criterium San Francisco, CA
  • Glenwood Road Race & Longbranch Classic Road Race Seattle, WA
  • San Luis Rey Road Race San Diego, CA
  • Bear Mountain Road Race New York, NY

Each qualifying race will select one man and one woman who will travel to Minnesota to race as part of the Nature Valley Cycling Team at the Nature Valley Grand Prix on June 10 - 14. Each rider will receive a travel stipend, free entry, housing accommodations, and full team support. They will make public appearances, get pre-race introductions, participate in autograph sessions, and race in front of crowds in excess of 50,000 during this five-day stage race. This program provides riders with a full professional experience and is only available to the Nature Valley Pro Ride winners.

At the Nature Valley Grand Prix, Category 1 men and Category 2 women will be pursuing the coveted Nature Valley Top Amateur jersey. This special competition recognizes the accomplishments of "everyday athletes" as they compete against many of the best cyclists in the country, including international riders, and Olympic and World Champions. This is also a unique opportunity for amateurs to showcase their talents in front of the professional team managers. Since the program was started in 2004, every Top Amateur winner at the Nature Valley Grand Prix has received a pro team contract the following season.

Visit www.NatureValleyProRide.com for more information.

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