The well-manicured lawns and boulevards surrounding the Minnesota capital grounds and the nearby Cathedral of St. Paul were the scene of the Minnesota State Criterium Championships on a breezy but pleasant Sunday, June 2. The ladies elite competition figured to be a confrontation between veteran local riding star and previous winner Teresa Moriarity and relatively new threat Mia Loquai. The small remaining field wasn't able to change this script and the race became a two rider break with Loquai pulling away from Moriarity on the final climb to the finish line.
The sprint to the finish line.
Golden girl of Minnesota road cycling Mia Loquai watches husband John compete in the men's elite division after her victory over the ladies.