The 2009 Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race and Criterium
announces the Nth Degree by Wente Vineyards Cat 1/2 Omnium
Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier.
The Nth Degree by Wente Vineyards Cat 1/2 Omnium will automatically include all Cat 1/2 Men and Women who participate in both the Cat 1/2 Road Race and Criterium. The Omnium is an amateurs only event so only riders with USCF licenses will be eligible (UCI not eligible). Points format will be used and ties broken by Road Race finish. The Cat 1/2 Men and Cat 1/2 Women will each have an additional $500/10 place Wente Omnium prize list separate from the listed Road Race and Criterium prizes.
For the second year, the Wente Vineyards Classic has been selected as one of the six qualifying events across the nation for the Nature Valley Pro Ride. In the Nature Valley Pro Ride, one Cat 1 man and one Cat 1/2 woman will receive invitations to the Nature Valley Grand Prix to race as guests of the Nature Valley Cycling Team. Invitations will be based on results from the Nth Degree by Wente Vineyards Cat 1/2 Omnium.
Wente Road Race registration at: https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/item.aspx?id=3255 
Wente Criterium registration at: https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/item.aspx?id=3256 
The Nature Valley Grand Prix, a five day stage race held in Minnesota June 10-14, is the only Grand Tour to admit amateurs. Category 1 men and Category 1/2 women can earn a trip to this prestigious event to race for the Nature Valley Cycling Team at qualifier events across the country. Selected riders will receive a travel stipend, housing, free entries, team clothing, ground transportation, team staff support. See http://www.naturevalleygrandprix.com/nvpr/  for more information.