Cyclingnews - the world centre of cycling Cyclingnews TV   News  Tech   Features   Road   MTB   BMX   Cyclo-cross   Track    Photos    Fitness    Letters   Search   Forum  

Recent News

January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008

2007 & earlier

Recently on

Bayern Rundfahrt
Photo ©: Schaaf

2006 Team rosters

Nature Valley elite team for 2006

The 2006 Nature Valley Elite road team, presented by Nature Valley Granola Bars, Penn Cycle, and Green Mill Restaurants, has announced its 2006 roster. Based in Minneapolis, MN, the team will focus on regional events and NRC events including the Nature Valley Grand Prix (, Joe Martin Stage Race (, Tour of 10,000 Lakes (, International Cycling Classic (, and local events which can be found on the Minnesota Cycling Federation calendar of events (

Brothers Doug and Dan Swanson return in 2006, and bring an all-around strength to the team. Doug is the reigning Chequamegon 40 champion as well as the Tour of 10,000 Lakes GC winner, and has numerous race wins in the road, mountain, and cyclocross disciplines in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Co-captain Ian Stanford saw many successes in 2005 including a second place at the NORBA Marathon in Phoenix and a high finish at Elite Road Nationals in Utah. Anne Grabowski leads the charge in the women's ranks, and expects to be back to top form after a season delayed by injury. In 2006, Anne will be looking to eclipse her 2004 Nature Valley Grand Prix when she was the top women's amateur.

The team also welcomes newcomers Micah Moran, junior Jens Brabbit, as well as upgraded racers Andrew Kruse, Matt Muyres, and Jesse Rients to the team.

*Ian Stanford (Winona, MN) - Cat 1
*Matt Henry (Northfield, MN) - Cat 2
Doug Swanson (Plymouth, MN) - Cat 1
Andy Minier (Anoka, MN) - Cat 1
Aaron Johnson (Princeton, MN) - Cat 2
Dan Swanson (Plymouth, MN) - Cat 2
Scott Ralston (Farmington, MN) - Cat 2
Micah Moran (Minneapolis, MN) - Cat 2
Andrew Kruse (Minneapolis, MN) - Cat 2
Matt Muyres (Minneapolis, MN) - Cat 2
Jens Brabbit (Winona, MN) - Cat 2/junior
Jesse Rients (Minnetonka, MN) - Cat 2
Anne Grabowski (Minneapolis, MN) - Cat 2

* Denotes co-captains

Team website:

2006 team rosters