Photos: Nature Valley Grand Prix races through Uptown Mpls.

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1 Women pro riders race along Lake Street approaching Hennepin Avenue on Friday, June 14, 2013, during the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival. 
2 Women cyclists wait at the starting line on Friday, June 14, 2013, before the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, part of the Nature Valley Grand Prix which includes races in St. Paul, Cannon Falls, Menomonie and Stillwater. 
3 Anthony Affal, right, warms up his trombone before performing with two friends Friday, June 14, 2013, in the expo area at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. 
4 Stunt riders entertain the crowd before the start of the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, Friday, June 14, 2013. 
5 Professional female cyclists race around a corner Friday, June 14, 2013, during the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. 
6 The leaders of the women's pro race speed toward the finish line Friday, June 14, 2013, during the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. 
7 Minneapolis resident Stacy Hedner, center, cheers on participants in the kids' race Friday, June 14, 2013, between the women's and men's races at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. 
8 Minneapolis resident James Reid, with his dog Maya, stop to watch the men's race Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. 
9 The top male riders wait for the race to begin Friday, June 14, 2013, during the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. 
10 Ryan Arneson, with his 4-year-old son Sam, left, and Lee Marshall, with his 5-year-old son Grant, watch the competitors race along Hennepin Avenue Friday, June 14, 2013, during the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival. 
11 Nine-year-old Max Bush cheers on the racers Friday, June 14, 2013, during the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. He has attended the races with his parents, Mike and Shelia Bush, since he was 2.