Organisers of the Maryland Cycling Classic, the only UCI Pro Series event in North America and the only one-day UCI race in the United States, named the first nine teams for the September 4 race with Trek-Segafredo and BikeExchange-Jayco the first two WorldTeams named.
Human Powered Health, whose sponsor has headquarters in Maryland, were named as the only Pro Continental outfit, while US teams L39ION of Los Angeles and Hagens Berman Axeon were among the Continental teams invited.
Colombian Team Medellin-EPM, home to the former Grand Tour contender Oscar Sevilla , 45, will be at the start along with the Canadian squad Yoeleo Test Team p/b 4MIND, Italian Team Corratec and the Irish team EvoPro Racing. Eight more teams will be announced at a later date.
"As the season progresses, we will continue to build on the initial team roster at all levels, adding to our illustrious international field for the inaugural event of 17 teams," Maryland Cycling Classic Chairman John Kelly said.
The Maryland Cycling Classic was originally slated to debut in 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic caused the race to be postponed two years in a row. The race will start outside Baltimore in Sparks, Maryland and finish in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
It is one of only three remaining UCI road events in the United States along with the 2.2-ranked Joe Martin Stage Race and Tour of the Gila. The country has lost the Tour of Utah, Tour of California, Winston Salem Classic, Colorado Classic, the Philadelphia Classic, and Reading 120 in […]