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Maryland Cycling Classic set to return to Baltimore on September 3, 2023

Maryland Cycling Classic set to return to Baltimore on September 3, 2023

The Maryland Cycling Classic , America’s top-ranked cycling race, today announced its 2023 return after a successful inaugural event won by Sep Vanmarcke (Israel-Premier Tech).…

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The Maryland Cycling Classic , America’s top-ranked cycling race, today announced its 2023 return after a successful inaugural event won by Sep Vanmarcke (Israel-Premier Tech).

With sponsorship from UnitedHealthcare, the one-day race will take place Sunday, September 3, 2023 amid a four-day weekend of events and will again feature national and international broadcast feeds.

In 2022, the Baltimore race drew a world-class, international field with several WorldTour teams present and a field of 111 riders representing an impressive 27 nations. This was the first time America hosted a rider field of this calibre since the Amgen Tour of California, a multi-day WorldTour race that was last held in 2019 when it was won by Slovenian star Tadej Pogańćar .

The CEO of America’s governing body of competitive cycling, Brendan Quirk, lauded the race as being the “most important bike race that’s happened in America in the last five years."

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