The Maryland Cycling Classic, America’s top one-day professional race, has announced the inaugural event will take place September 5, 2021 and will feature several events over the course of Labor Day Weekend.
The event also revealed a new composite logo featuring its supporting sponsor, UnitedHealthcare:
The inaugural event had originally been scheduled for September 6, 2020 but was postponed in late June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be part of the prestigious UCI ProSeries and is one of the top-ranked events in North and South America. UnitedHealthcare was previously announced as presenting sponsor.
“Obviously a lot has gone on the past few months on so many levels,” said Terry Hasseltine, the President of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, which owns the event. “All of our partners, most importantly UnitedHealthcare, the State of Maryland, City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, have been fantastic through a difficult year. As we look to the future, we now feel poised to put on a great weekend of events capped off with the Maryland Cycling Classic, which will no doubt instantly become one of Maryland’s premier international events.”
"The Maryland Cycling Classic is huge for cycling in the USA, and to have the support of Baltimore and the entire state of Maryland is a big deal," said professional cyclist, Nathan Brown. Brown, who has completed six grand tours and wore the KOM jersey for two stages in the 2017 Tour de France, is slated to compete at the Maryland Cycling Classic as part of the UCI ProTeam, Rally Cycling.
"It’s super exciting to have UnitedHealthcare support this event. They are an important part of American cycling, and to see them branch out and sponsor the Maryland Cycling Classic is really stellar. On a personal note, my father-in-law grew up in Baltimore, so this race will be extra special. I’ll have a lot of family watching and cheering us on,” added Brown.
Hasseltine added that they’ve been working with event partners Medalist Sports and KOM Sports to build out a weekend of events that will include a Health and Wellness Festival, a Public Charity Ride, Community Outreach Program on Bike Education and Participation and a new hospitality and experiential platform. Details on each event will be announced after the first of the year.
More information can be found at www.marylandcyclingclassic.us.
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 5, 2021 in Baltimore, Md. The race will feature the best cyclists worldwide 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