VeloNews News Road Road 2011 Nature Valley Grand Prix stage 4 photos by Casey B. Gibson One of the over 600 young riders that turned out for the fun ride. Photo:… June 18, 2011 Casey B. Gibson Share this Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Join VeloNews.com Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Join VeloNews.com Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In The women's peloton made for a colorful start in Uptown Minneapolis. Don't miss a moment from Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, to the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you join Outside+. The women’s peloton made for a colorful start in Uptown Minneapolis. Janel Holcomb started with 10 fresh stitches in her elbow from yesterday’s crash. Armstrong intends to start again Saturday to defend the jersey. Shelley Olds gets her number pinned before the race, and her unfortunate crash. World Champion Bronzini takes a corner. Joelle Numainville leads Shelley Olds in the early break in the women’s race. Armstong and Peanut Butter on the front with 2 laps to go. With half the peloton headed towards the finish, a crash takes down the rear of the women’s race. The crash spreads across the road as an HTC rider goes airborne. Mechanics and officials try to sort out the bikes and bodies from the crash. Walking wounded: two Kiwis try to laugh off the pain. One of the over 600 young riders that turned out for the fun ride. Photo: 600 kids showed up for the biggest kids race ever. Bernard Van Ulden, chasing the break for Ken Hanson. Jesse Anthony attacks on the final laps to earn the most agressive jersey. Forster and Keough near the end of the race, with little light left. GC man Rory Sutherland returns the favor for his team, leading the chase for United Health. Race winner Forster leads Freddie Rodriguez through a corner. With one to go, Sutherland leads the blue train to another win. Forster is crazy about his win.