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The 2022 Maryland Cycling Classic , set for September 4, announced the route that will see teams like Trek-Segafredo and L39ION of Los Angeles vie for bragging rights.
The race has twice been delayed due to the pandemic but now seems set for a Labor Day weekend debut.
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The 193.7-kilometer (120.4 miles) route will take the peloton through rolling terrain in Baltimore county before moving through the downtown city area, and finishing at the Inner Harbor. The Maryland Cycling Classic route. “We are extremely proud and appreciative of the public-private effort and collaboration of our partners. Throughout the planning process, we’ve been able to develop a very diverse and challenging course integrating legendary routes in Baltimore County with a big city finish in downtown Baltimore,” said Chris Aronhalt, owner and president of race promotion company Medalist Sports. “This Labor Day weekend will provide spectators and viewers with the perfect opportunity to enjoy world-class cycling, community engagement, and Maryland hospitality.”
The race starts at the Kelly Benefits headquarters, in Baltimore County, and winds north towards the Pennsylvania southern state line before looping around and heading south for a finish on East Pratt Street and Market Place, in the Inner Harbor District, harkening to a finale reminiscent of the 1996 Tour DuPont.