Triple Crown of Cycling - Pennsylvania June Travel
See Pennsylvania in a new way in June a destination for pro cycling. Triple
Crown "Philly Races", Women's Pro Liberty Classic and Young Guns Tour of
Triple Crown of Cycling and New
Tour of Pennsylvania
Professional Cycling Action to 10 Pennsylvania Cities in June
Where can your vacation combine history, bucolic countryside, the finest
dining and cultural experiences, a 250th anniversary celebration, plus all the
action of a world-class cycling event?
2007 Philly International Championship - J.J. Haedo and Matthew Goss of CSC
Celebrate. Photo c. Kurt
Jambretz Action Images
This June, more than 500 Pro cyclists will descend on Pennsylvania for two
events – the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling and the all-new American
Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania. Whether you’re a cycling aficionado, a
weekend rider or are brand-new to the sport, these events give you an up close
and personal view of these top-flight athletes and world class bike racing - all
“There’s no better way to experience the thrill of cycling than by being
there,” said David Chauner, director of Pro Cycling Tour, the producer of these
events. “And because these races are happening in some of the most beautiful and
historically significant destinations in Pennsylvania, you can combine your
cycling experience with visits to the incredible museums, natural treasures, and
seemingly endless entertainment and cultural opportunities that abound in this
Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling
From June 3 – 8, 2008, enjoy the sites and
sounds of three of Pennsylvania’s most scenic and culturally rich cities while
surrounded by the excitement of three of cycling’s biggest events.
Commerce Bank Lehigh Valley Classic: Tuesday, June 3 , 2008
Commerce Bank Reading Classic: Thursday, June 5, 2008
Commerce Bank Liberty Classic: Sunday, June 8, 2008
Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship: Sunday, June 8, 2008
The Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling draws more than 300,000 spectators,
400 athletes from 23 countries, close to 1,000 amateur cyclists in ancillary
events, and features more than 60 exhibitors which attract another 50,000
visitors. The Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship, the men’s
professional race, will celebrate its 24th year in June, and the women’s race,
The Liberty Classic, (which also takes place in Philadelphia) enters its 15th
year. Cheer these professionals on as they tackle race course icons like The
Manayunk Wall and Lemon Hill, and be among the first to see the racers in their
new Lehigh Valley location.
Women string out during the Philadelphia Liberty Classic 2007.
If You Go
The Commerce Bank Triple Crown events are free, and all are welcome. You can
purchase a VIP Pass for access to reserved parking, free food and other special
amenities. Patron packages for corporate, family and friend entertaining are
also available. Visit
www.procyclingtour.com for more information.
For hotel, dining and other touring information, check out the following
Pennsylvania Cyclists pass a horse drawn carriage.
Photo c. CarolynWorthington
American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania
From June 24 - 29, the cycling world and
tourists, alike, will turn their attention to a 500-mile stretch of scenic
Pennsylvania countryside for the world’s richest race for “Espoirs”,
international cyclists ages 18 to 24. In the brand-new American Eagle Outfitters
Tour of Pennsylvania, presented by Highmark Healthy High 5, these young, elite
riders will compete for $150,000 in prize money in this first-of-its-kind,
six-day stage race from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. “The 120 riders that are
selected to compete will represent some 15 nations and will include the sport’s
stars of the future, racers who will go on to the Olympics and the Tour de
France,” said Chauner.
The Tour of Pennsylvania will roughly follow the historic Forbes Road, which
was created in 1758 when British General John Forbes and Colonel George
Washington forged a trail through the challenging terrain of the Allegheny
Mountains to the Forks of the Ohio during the French and Indian War. Upon
leaving Philadelphia, cyclists will stop in Downingtown, Carlisle, Camp Hill,
Bedford, Ligonier and Latrobe before reaching Pittsburgh, where both the racers
and spectators will be part of Pittsburgh 250, a year-long celebration of the
region’s 250th anniversary.
2007 lone Navigator rider on the attack cheered on by the thousands that line
the Manyanuk and Lemon Hill climbs.
If You Go - All Events Free
As with the Triple Crown, all Tour of Pennsylvania events are free,
and all are welcome to be a part of the excitement, including Highmark’s Healthy
High 5 Finish Line Festivals which will take place at each stage finish line.
For more information on VIP opportunities and the race schedule, go to
For hotel, dining and touring information, visit
History happens in Philly: T-Mobile's Henderson and Cavendish lead CSC,
Navigators, Saunier Duval, and other teams as they approach the finish in 2007.
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