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Nature Valley Grand Prix to follow Tour de France on Versus Sunday

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Jun. 30, 2011

If you’re not ready to put the bike racing down after the Tour de France team time trial Sunday afternoon, keep the television on for Versus recap of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The 13th annual National Racing Calendar event will air Sunday July 3 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

“Even for fans who attended the races in person or followed the live streams on the internet, this program is a chance to put all of the pieces together,” Nature Valley Grand Prix Executive Director David LaPorte said. “For everyone else, this is an opportunity for them to see some of the best professional cycling in the United States showcased in a half-hour broadcast.”

The five-day stage race in Minnesota and Wisconsin featured the top riders in the domestic peloton, including overall winners Jesse Anthony (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth) and former world time trial champion Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad). Versus camera crews were on the ground and in the peloton for the six-stage event and the television recap will provide an inside look into U.S. racing.

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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