“I’m looking forward to seeing who has late-season legs, who’s going to be fresh and going to be able to do something in what is probably going to end up being a group sprint,” said Dana Farnsworth, left, who will attend the Maryland Cycling Classic with his wife, Kelli. Last year’s inaugural Maryland Cycling Classic drew an estimated 70,000 spectators to the 120.4-mile course that began in Sparks in northern Baltimore County and ended at the Inner Harbor at East Pratt Street and Market Place in Baltimore.
Race organizers are hoping that the second rendition on Sunday will attract even more fans eager to follow their favorite riders and soak in the festivities surrounding an event that is the highest-level road cycling race in the United States and is backed by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the sport’s world governing body that also sanctions, among others, the Tour de France.
A good number of those in attendance will be enthusiasts who traveled long distances for the opportunity to watch the event. Here is a sampling of those fans who will be there on Sunday: The die-hards
To say Dana Farnsworth is a fan almost seems like an understatement. The 57-year-old creative director at an advertising agency who lives in Dunedin outside Tampa, Florida, has attended the Tour de France four times, the Tour of California twice, the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia, and the 2022 Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He and his wife, Kelli, will go […]