WorldTour Teams EF Education-EasyPost and Israel-Premier Tech Added to the Line-up for September’s Maryland Cycling Classic
June 30, 2022
ProTeam Team Novo Nordisk, U.S.A’s Team Skyline, South Africa’s ProTouch, Panamá es Cultura y Valores and the U.S. National Team also added to the field
BALTIMORE, Md. – The Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare, America’s top-ranked professional road cycling race and highest-ranked UCI event, today announced seven additional teams for the inaugural event, scheduled for September 4, 2022, bringing the field up to 16 total teams.
WorldTour teams EF Education-EasyPost, Israel-Premier Tech will be joined by ProTeam Team Novo Nordisk, U.S. Pro Continental Team Skyline, South Africa’s Team ProTouch, Panamá es Cultura y Valores of Panama, along with the U.S. National Team, comprised of top domestic Elite riders, for the 120-mile race, which starts in Baltimore County at Kelly Benefits headquarters in Sparks, and routes into Central Baltimore for four circuits and a finish in the Inner Harbor area. One additional team is expected to be added in July to round out the 17-team field.
“The addition of two quality WorldTour teams further solidifies the Maryland Cycling Classic as the top one-day pro cycling race in the U.S.,” said Event Chair John Kelly. “The composite U.S. National Team joining the field also provides an exciting opportunity for young U.S. talent. The line-up is rounding out very well and we’re thrilled to see a strong international mix of teams with riders from more than 20 countries. It’s truly a world-class international field.”
The Maryland Cycling Classic is part of the prestigious UCI Pro Tour and is already one of the top-ranked events in North and South America. Previously announced: WorldTour teams Trek-Segafredo and Australia’s Team BikeExchange-Jayco, America’s top ProTour team Human Powered Health, U.S. Pro Continental Teams L39ION of Los Angeles, Hagens Berman Axeon, along with international squads Team Medellin-EPM of Colombia, Yoeleo Test Team p/b 4MIND of Canada, Team Corratec of Italy, and EvoPro of Ireland.
Several teams could feature riders from respective national championships held around the globe last weekend, including newly crowned U.S. National Champion Kyle Murphy of Human Powered Health and individual time trial champion Lawson Craddock of Team BikeExchange-Jayco. The race could also feature various former national champions, including American fan favorite Alex Howes of EF Education-Easypost.
“I’m super excited to be racing in Baltimore,” said Howes, the 2019 US Road Race Champion who races professionally for EF Education-EasyPost. “With top teams and a super strong international field, this is the biggest road race in the USA. The proximity to some of the largest metropolitan areas in the states means I’ll have plenty of friends and family making the trip to come cheer us on!”
“After having the event delayed because of the pandemic for two years, USA Cycling is excited to bring a team of world-class Elite and U23 racers to the inaugural Maryland Cycling Classic. We’re proud to have a team in the red, white, and blue at the only one-day UCI race in North America and can’t wait to show the United States, and the rest of the world, what we can do,” said Michael Sayers, USA Cycling’s Road Director.
Host partners of the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare include the City of Baltimore, Visit Baltimore, Baltimore County, and the State of Maryland. The event is sanctioned by the UCI and USA Cycling and is managed and marketed by Medalist Sports, LLC of Peachtree City, Ga., and KOM Sports Marketing of Colorado Springs, Colo., professional road cycling leaders the past two decades. The event is a production of the Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, led by President Terry Hasseltine.
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About Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare
The inaugural Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare, America’s top one-day international pro cycling race sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and USA Cycling, is taking place September 4, 2022 in Baltimore, Md. The race will feature the world’s best cyclists including Tour de France participants, National Champions, World Champions and Olympians from over 20 countries. The Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare is part of a three-day weekend community celebration of health and wellness featuring participatory events, an interactive festival, local foods and drinks, along with other fun family-friendly activities. The race is endorsed by Maryland and Baltimore Civic Leaders, while owned and operated by Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland. The event is managed and marketed by industry leaders Medalist Sports and KOM Sports Marketing. Learn more about the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare at www.marylandcyclingclassic.us.