Thursday, June 07, 2007

Sunday Cycling Race

The crown jewel and final leg of the 2007 Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling is the Philadelphia International Championship, now celebrating its 23rd year. More than 160 of the world’s top male professional cyclists descend upon the city of Philadelphia to race in the longest running and richest single-day cycling road race in the United States. The cyclists will complete ten laps of a 14.4-mile circuit through Philadelphia. They will finish with three laps of Lemon Hill and Logan Circle, in one of the biggest special sporting events in the United States.

Race Date: Sunday, June 10, 2007

Official Start Time: 9:00am - approximately 3pm

Course Description
The course begins and ends at the fast and flat Benjamin Franklin Parkway and makes its way through scenic Kelly Drive onto historic Main Street in Manayunk where riders must tackle the infamous and steep 17% grade Manayunk Wall for each of the first ten laps. The last three laps include Lemon Hill and Logan Circle and will finish on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


Blogger Skimmie said...

Hey it's not just men racing. The Commerce Bank Liberty Classic is the Pro Women's Race which begins at approximately 9:10 am from the same starting point.

6:26 PM  
Blogger pjrjar said...

Two weeks from Sunday is the Philadelphia Triathlon, held in Faimont Park. It is an "Olympic Length" event: 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run (0.9/24/6 miles)

The bike course includes Lemon Hill as well (but, thankfully, leaves out the Manaynk Wall)

8:28 PM  

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