Images from the TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship and Liberty Classic
1. Ina TEUTENBERG , Team Specialized-lululemon , at 2:29:08 2. Rochelle GILMORE , Faren Honda Team , at s.t. 3. Giorgia BRONZINI , Diadora-Pasta Zara , at s.t. 4. Leah KIRCHMANN, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at s.t. 5. Joelle NUMAINVILLE, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategiesat s.t.
Alex Rasmussen and world champion Giorgia Bronzini win the 2011 Philadelphia championships.
TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship
- 1. Alex Rasmussen, HTC-Highroad, 5:59:04
- 2. Peter Sagan, Liquigas-Cannondale, same time
- 3. Robert FÖrster, Team UnitedHealthcare, s.t.
- 4. Ken Hanson, Jelly Belly Cycling-Kenda, s.t.
- 5. Jure Kocjan, Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis, s.t.
- 1. Giorgia Bronzini, Colavita Forno D'asolo, 2:28:28
- 2. Shelley Olds, Diadora Pasta Zara, s.t.
- 3. Jennifer Purcel, Team Danbury Audi, s.t.
- 4. Joelle Numainville, Tibco-To The Top, s.t.
- 5. Chloe Hosking, HTC-Highroad, s.t.
The old American classic in Philadelphia is back this weekend for the 27th year (18th for women). The young and incredibly versatile Peter Sagan will take on his second Philadelphia International Cycling Championship as favorite, while Ina Yoko Teutenberg will chase the record books in the women’s Liberty Classic.
PHILADELPHIA (VN) —It may not be the national championship anymore, but Sunday’s TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship is still America’s biggest — and most prestigious — single-day race. And at 27 years old this year, it is now older than many of the men favored to add its title to their palmares. With a field lacking past winners and a number of young riders showing promising results in recent weeks, Philadelphia could be ripe for a youth movement in the men’s race.
HTC-Columbia's Ina-Yoko Teutenberg takes her fourth Liberty Classic road race in Philadelphia. Next up Sunday: The TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championships.
Top U.S. squads TIBCO-To The Top and Vera Bradley Foundation will split rosters this weekend, as each team focuses on a pair of National Racing Calendar events – the Liberty Classic and Tulsa Tough.
California, Giro, l’Aude stage winners to tackle Philly races.