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- Chocolate Milk is the perfect refueling beverage for fluid, protein and carbs.It takes 12 pounds of milk to make one gallon of ice cream and 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.According to the NPD Group’s National Eating Trends In-Home Database, the top five ice cream flavors are vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate chip and butter pecan.Wisconsin cheesemakers produce more than 2.6 billion pounds of cheese each year. If Wisconsin were a country, it would rank 4th in the world in terms of total cheese production, behind the US, Germany and France, and just ahead of Italy.Average milk production per Wisconsin cow each year is 20,625 pounds (or 2,398 gallons). That’s enough for 38,372 8 oz. glasses of milk from just one cow!Wisconsin produces more than 600 different varieties, types and styles of award-winning cheeses. Wisconsin Cheese wins more awards than any other state or nation.The first ice cream sundae was served in Two Rivers, Wis. in 1881. 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Per capita cheese consumption is projected to top 34 pounds by 2019.Wisconsin is the nation's largest producer of Cheddar cheese. The state also leads in production of Limburger, Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone and Romano.Colby cheese is a Wisconsin original, invented in Colby, Wisconsin in 1874.Brick cheese was invented in Wisconsin in 1875 and was named for its shape and for the fact that cheesemakers originally used bricks to press the moisture from the cheese.Wisconsin's dairy industry contributes $26.5 billion a year to the state's economy. This translates into an industry which fuels the state's economy at more than $50,000 per minute.Dairy is the largest segment of Wisconsin's $59 billion agriculture industry. The dairy industry accounts for almost 40% of all Wisconsin agriculture jobs, employing 146,200 people in the state.The average Wisconsin dairy cow generates more than $20,000 a year in economic activity. 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2012 Tour of America's Dairyland Stage 10 Race Report
Day 10: ISCorp Downer Classic
(Third of four USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) ToAD dates)
Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit's Laura Van Guilder on Cruise Control; Kenda 5-Hour Energy Shut Out from Day's Podium
Stage 10 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a racer and fan favorite, as spectators line the course starting mid-morning. By late afternoon, tens of thousands line the course many deep, pack neighborhood lawns, and stack parking garage ledges. This experience is the ISCorp Downer Classic, a more ideal venue for the third of four Wisconsin NCC races there could not be.
The Pro Women's race started with some special call-ups to the line. Four racers from different teams were granted permission to wear special identical jerseys in honor of former teammate Megan Baab, who was struck and killed by a car while training last December. Rachel Byus (FCS Rouse), Kate Chilcott (VanderKitten-Focus), Courteney Lowe (Optum Pro Cycling pb Kelly Benefits) and Jenna Kowalski (Stage 17 Racing) came at the Downer Classic start line to honor former teammate Baab at one of her favorite races. That spirit of the sport continued into the evening.
Everyone kept together for the most part of the highly technical Downer Classic course but heavy primes inside 10 to go kept things interesting. Cari Higgins (Exergy Twenty12) bested Carrie Cash Wooten (Pedal the Cause) to grab the $1,000 Ben's Cycle Prime with 7 remaining. After a little play, the riders fell back into formation with Exergy Twenty12 and Team TIBCO up front, with four to go. Another lap, another story as next time around the Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandits squad controlled the front of the field with Overall Leader Laura Van Gilder sitting on the inside. Team TIBCO was stacked four deep on the front with Van Gilder again on the backside of their train, as the lap counter flashed 2. Sarah Fader (Tradewinds Racing) was pushing Van Gilder all the way to the line but Van Gilder's strength secured yet another win. Thader took the second step on the podium, with Erica Allar standing at third. Van Gilder stays in the pink Becker Law Overall leaders jersey for the 11-day Tour of America's Dairyland as well as atop the standings for the four NCC Tour of America's Dairyland races.
By the time the Pro Men took the line, the crowd was ready to pound, scream, and cowbell it up for the next 90 minutes. Fifteen minutes in to the race, an incident on the backside of the course caused a temporary back-up in the pit but once everyone got back on the road, the pace quickly jumped to over 30 miles per hour as the riders kept an open ear for updates on the Ben's Cycle Ultra Prime. Minor solo breaks, major shuffles, pro level attacks from local teams, and more primes all contributed to the day's quick-moving action.
At 16 laps to go, and with Clay Murfet (Mountain Khakis), Joshua Johnson (Bissell) and Pat Lemieux (Kenda 5-Hour Energy pb Geargrinder) off the front, the Ben's Cycle Ultra Prime was announced. The field pounced for the $6,250 prize, with Kenda 5-Hour Energy charging and Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation) chasing. Kenda 5-Hour Energy's Isaac Howe did Saturday night what he did back in 2011 at the ISCorp Downer Classic, snatching the prime on the backside of the course. The field now charged, a break of 9 formed with 11 laps remaining and were out of the sight of the field by 9 to go. The stars of the show...Luca Damiani (Kenda 5-Hour Energy), Rory Sutherland (United Healthcare), Fabrizio Von Nacher (Velo Club LaGrange), Daniel Harm (ABD Cycling Club), Anthony Olson (Mitsubishi Laser), Frank Pipp (Bissell Pro Cycling), Cody O'Reilly (Optum Pro Cycling), Augusto Sanchez (GS Mengoni) and James Stemper (Kenda 5-Hour Energy).
For the remainder of the race, the break stuck together, rotating, before slowing with one to go and preparing for anyone's race. It came down to three, with none of them showing Kenda. In the end, O'Reilly (Optum) grabbed the stage win with Von Nacher (Velo Club La Grange) in second, and Sanchez (GS Mengoni), whose team had a solid day of primes, in third. Dylan Kennett took the field sprint. Von Nacher took over the Overall NCC leaders spot for the four races during Tour of America's Dairyland while Kenda 5-Hour Energy's John Murphy secured the Overall 11-day Tour of America's Dairyland leader's jersey.
Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board concludes Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin, for a day of racing and podium presentations around the State capitol.
View previous race reports in the archive.