Evan Huffman of Rally Cycling won the Stage 3 Cannon Falls Road Race of the North Star Grand Prix on Thursday ahead of breakaway companion Julio Padilla of Team Arapahoe Resources.
Brad Huff finished six seconds behind Padilla to claim third place and earning six seconds of time bonus, moving into second overall in the event, only one second behind Rally Cycling teammate Tom Zirbel.
With his stage win, Huffman claimed 12 seconds of bonus time and moved into fourth place overall. Bryan Gomez is in third, four seconds behind Zirbel.
A massive crash involving over half the peloton only 4 miles into the 83-mile race changed race strategies for many teams who lost riders, including Rally Cycling, which lost two riders. The race paused for 20 minutes and was eventually shortened, to allow workers to clean up.
UnitedHeathcare's Coryn Rivera, a 71-time national champion, won the 71-mile women's race by more a bike length ahead of Kimberly Wells (Colavita-Bianchi) and Erica Allar (Rally Cycling).
The racing continues Friday at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium.
• Both of Sunday's $100,000 stakes races at Canterbury Park, the Lady Canterbury and the Mystic Lake Mile, drew 11 entries. Both races will be one mile on the turf course. It's the 24th running of the Lady Canterbury and the fourth edition of the Mystic Lake Mile.
• Sean Skahan will be Wild's new strength and conditioning coach. He worked 13 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks and was at Boston University last season. Skahan got his master's degree at Minnesota.