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Olympians join Maryland Cycling Classic as ambassadors

Olympians join Maryland Cycling Classic as ambassadors

The Maryland Cycling Classic supported by United Healthcare has announced a roster of seven elite athletes as brand and community ambassadors for its weekend of…

Monday, Aug 15

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The Maryland Cycling Classic supported by United Healthcare has announced a roster of seven elite athletes as brand and community ambassadors for its weekend of events taking place on September 1-4, 2022.

The brand & community ambassadors are: Nelson Vails, an Olympic silver medallist in track cycling;

Rahsaan Bahati, a former US National Champion in criterium;

Mari Holden, an Olympic silver medallist and former world-champion in time trial;

Bobby Julich, a past podium finisher in the Tour de France;

Fred Rodriguez, the only four-time US Professional Champion in road racing;

Jock Boyer, the first American to race in the Tour de France in 1981, and Adrien Niyonshuti, the first black African to race in cycling in the Olympics. Nelson Vails , a native of Brooklyn, NY, became the first African American to win a cycling medal in the Olympics, and was recently featured in The Cheetah Story, a documentary about his life. Rahsaan Bahati is a native of Los Angeles and a former national champion who still actively races at an elite level. He is founder of Bahati Racing and Bahati Foundation, mentoring inner-city youth. Mari Holden is Asian-American and a native of California now living in Colorado Springs, CO. She won her medal at the Sydney Olympics and followed up later that year by winning the UCI World Championships in the individual time trial. She now works with the USA Cycling Foundation and helped launch its Let’s Ride program. Bobby Julich began his career with a bang, finishing fifth […]

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