Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Arround Town: Commerce Bank Reading Classic

For the second year running, Reading will welcome the best international professional cyclists as the historic city hosts the number two stop of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling on Thursday, June 7th. The Commerce Bank Reading Classic follows on the heels of the Commerce Bank Tom Bamford Lancaster Classic on June 3rd and provides the battlefield for the more than 100 professional riders before the series’ final stop in Philadelphia on June 10th.
With over 200 professional cyclists, including Olympic medalists and Tour de France riders descending on Reading, the Commerce Bank Reading Classic will be the city’s largest sporting
event of the year. The race will draw thousands of spectators to the roadside for a closer look at the action sport that has been sweeping the nation. Racers will cover 75 miles, riding 11 laps on a challenging 7.6-mile circuit that connects the downtown area with Mt. Penn.

Guests arriving/departing on Wednesday should note that Penn Street will be closed between 3rd and 4th streets; Thursday traffic will be heavy as the race is in progress, and detours are employed. Below is a map from the Reading Eagle's website which has complete coverage of the race.

Here are some links for more information:

Pro Cycling Tour Website:
Womens Race
Elite Amateur


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