The Maryland Cycling Classic , America’s top-ranked cycling race, will return on Sunday, September 3, with a stellar cast of riders.
The men’s only UCI 1.Pro race is one of just three remaining UCI road races in the country, along with the Joe Martin Stage Race and the Tour of the Gila . The race looks to continue its success from the previous year, which was the first time America hosted a truly International and world-class rider field since the Amgen Tour of California in 2019.
In its 2022 debut, it was Belgian Sep Vanmarcke (Israel-Premier Tech) who came out on top, and Brendan Quirk, the CEO of USA Cycling, lauded the race as the “most important bike race that’s happened in America in the last five years."
This Labor Day weekend fans can expect another world-class battle by some of cycling’s biggest names including Tour de France stage winners Michael Woods (Team Isreal-Premier Tech) and Victor Lafay (Cofidis), and American polka dot jersey wearer, Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost).
RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU… Cycling Weekly The race organizers today announced the preliminary rosters for the second edition of the Maryland Cycling Classic, presented by UnitedHealthcare, which will see the peloton tackle an undulating 121.9-mile (196km) route from Sparks, Md., to Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor.
In addition to the names mentioned above, notable competitors on the preliminary start list include Britain’s Simon Yates (Team Jayco AlUla), who’s a former Vuelta a España winner and the fourth place finisher in this year’s Tour de France ; […]