Photo Credit: Jonathan Devich
To the thrill of the US women’s pro peloton, on June 7, 2015 they will have the chance to race the UCI’s only Women’s World Cup held in the US on the streets of Philadelphia, the first since 2001. The newly renamed Philly Cycling Classic – now The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic – announced several other big changes for 2015.
Partnering with the City of Philadelphia, g4 Productions is the official event producer and will include an amateur course, men’s, and women’s professional races centered around The Wall in Manayunk.
“Philadelphia’s 30 year history of producing this amazing one-day cycling classic is tremendously important to the nation’s pro cycling community and to USA Cycling,” said Steve Johnson, President and CEO, USA Cycling. “Notably, the equal prize money given to both the men’s and women’s winners is almost unheard of and helped the city stand apart when the UCI was planning the 2015 Women’s World Cup.”
You read right, and equal prize money.
There’s one more thing (or two) to add to the pie. Race Director Robin Morton was the first female team director in the sport of cycling and has organized and managed professional cycling teams competing throughout Europe and North America. g4 Productions is an event planning and production company with over 35 years experience directing events and managing athletes. They have been responsible for the management, technical organization, and competition for more than 200 international sporting events, including cycling for the Centennial Olympic and Paralympic Games.
And to our delight Janine Carroll, a long time friend of Girl Bike Love and women’s cycling, has been named Director of Communications for The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.
Needless to say we are just plain stoked for this event. Women Race Bikes will be there.
Won’t you join us?
For more information about The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic and g4 Productions visit http://g4events.com/
By Sarai Snyder – Editor in Chief