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    Crater wins at NVGP!

    Milwaukee area resident, and amateur racer beat the the nation's best Pro's in Saturday's 92 mile road race at the Nature Valley Gran Prix in Minneapolis!

    http://www.velonews.com/article/93311

    So, "Who's Andy Crater?" you ask? Shame on you!!



    Part of his palmares:

    PALMARES http://www.kissenasports.com/andy_crater.htm

    2002

    Silver medal: Team Pursuit, U.S. National Track Championships, PA
    1st Place: Stage 2 Cyclefest, West Palm Beach, FL
    1st Place: Stage 4 Superweek, WI
    1st Place: Highland Rim Classic Road Race, TN
    1st Place: Highland Rim Classic Criterium, TN
    1st Place: Overall GC, Highland Rim Classic, TN
    1st Place: Winston-Salem Dixie Classic Criterium, NC
    1st Place: Winston-Salem Grand Prix, NC
    1st Place: Dogwood Arts Festival Road Race, TN
    1st Place: Cycling Spoken Here Cary Criterium, NC
    1st Place: Asheville Raceway Criterium, NC
    2nd Place: Stage 6 of Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, OH
    2nd Place: Day 2 Michelin Classic , SC
    2nd Place: Bound Brook Criterium, NJ
    2nd Place: Dilworth Criterium, NC
    2nd Place: 30th Annual Carolina Cup, NC
    2nd Place: Winfield Criterium, IL
    3rd Place: Winfield Criterium, Day 2, IL
    3rd Place: Stage 11 Superweek, Lakefront Road Race, WI
    3rd Place: Overall GC, Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, OH
    4th Place: Stage 2 Superweek, Manitowoc Criterium, WI
    4th Place: Stage 1 Cyclefest, West Palm Beach, FL
    4th Place: Dogwood Arts Festival Criterium, TN
    5th Place: McLane Pacific Criterium, CA
    5th Place: Winston-Salem Grand Prix, day 2, NC
    5th Place: Madison, U.S. National Track Championships, PA
    6th Place: Overall GC Superweek, WI
    6th Place: Stage 3 of Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, OH
    7th Place: Athens Twilight Criterium, GA
    7th Place: Stage 5 of Superweek, Whitnall Park Criterium, WI
    7th Place: Stage 8 of Superweek, Waukesha Criterium, WI
    8th Place: Stage 15 of Superweek, Great Downer Avenue Criterium, Milwaukee, WI
    8th Place: Stage 3 Cyclefest, West Palm Beach, FL
    9th Place: Stage 5 of Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, OH
    10th Place: Michelin Classic, Greenville, SC
    10th Place: Stage 2, Street Sprints Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, OH
    11th Place: Festival of Speed Criterium, FL
    11th Place: Stage 4 of Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, OH
    12th Place: New York City Championships, NY

    2001

    7 wins

    #1 Ranked PRO Criterium Racer by United States Cycling Federation

    2nd Place: Stage 2 Superweek, WI
    20th Place: First Union Cycling Classic, Trenton, NJ
    35th Place: First Union USPRO Road Race, PA

    1997-2000 (Elite Amateur)

    25 wins

    1st Place: North Carolina State Criterium Championships (1997)
    1st Place: King of the Mountains Four Bridges of Elgin Road Race (2000)
    1st Place: French Broad Cycling Classic [Stage 3] (1999)
    2nd Place:Carolina Cup (2000)
    2nd Place: Come See Me Criterium (2000)
    3rd Place: Points Competition, Fitchburg-Longsjo Cycling Classic (2000)
    3rd Place: Whitefish Bay Criterium – SuperWeek, WI (2000)
    4th Place: Carolina Cup (1998)
    5th Place: Espoir National Criterium Championships (1998)
    5th Place: Stage 1, Tour of Belize
    7th Place: Espoir National Road Race Championships (2000)
    8th Place: Stage 6, Tour of Serbia
    10th Place: Burlington Downtown Criterium (1998)
    10th Place: GP Limoges, France (1997)
    24th Place: General Classification Tour of Mendoza (1997)

    1995-1996 (Junior)

    60+ wins

    1st Place: 17-18 Road Race, US Junior National Championships(1996)
    1st Place: Out Like a Lion Road Race [1st pro/elite victory age 17] (1995)
    1st Place: 89er Stage Race Overall (1995)
    2nd Place: Team Pursuit, US Junior National Track Championships (1996)
    3rd Place: 17-18 Road Race, US Junior National Championships (1995)
    4th Place: Team Pursuit, US Junior National Track Championships (1995)
    5th Place: Stage 5 Tour de L’Abitibi UCI Junior Stage Race [Canada]


    Props to Andy Crater for a great win! This goes to prove just how hard the races around here can be
    when you're up against this caliber of racer.

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    Nice write up from Steve Tilford: http://stevetilford.com/2009/06/13/n...ip-of-the-day/

    (and don't ask "Who's he?")

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