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Carlos Barbero Returns to 2016 Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

Men’s UCI America Tour to Kickoff the Professional Racing at the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

Eighteen professional men’s cycling teams will line up at 8:00 am on June 7th for the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic. They will race over 110-miles (173 km) and complete 9 laps of the course with a spectacular finish at the top of The Wall. The one-day competition is a dynamic and selective course best known for the intense elevation on the Manayunk Wall, the most historical climb in U.S. cycling history.

Teams from Canada, Israel, Ireland, Spain, Ukraine, and USA will line up at the start this year, including team Caja Rural-Seguros with team member Carlos Barbero Cuesta, the 2015 winner of the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

“I am really looking forward to going back to Philadelphia, everyone was extremely nice, it was a great experience, and it is an amazing city,” said Barbero Cuesta. “I have the best memories of the race, it was a really special day for our team and for our sponsor as we won Fuji Bikes’ home race. I know it will be difficult to win again but it will be really wonderful if we can.”

The full list of men’s teams that will race June 5 includes:
• Amore & Vita Selle Italia – Ukraine
• Astellas Cycling Team – USA
• Caja Rural Seguros – Spain
• Cylance-Cannondale Pro Cycling p/b Incycle – USA
• Cycling Academy-Cannondale – Israel
• Elevate Pro Cycling p/b Bicycle World – USA
• H & R Block – Canada
• Holowesko | Citadel Racing Team p/b Hincapie Sportswear – USA
• Irish National Team – Ireland
• Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis – USA
• Lupus Racing Team – USA
• Team Novo Nordisk – USA
• Quebecor Garneau- Canada
• Silber Pro Cycling – Canada
• Team Illuminate – USA
• Team Jamis – USA
• Rally Cycling – USA
• UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team – USA

Following the men’s race, the UCI Women’s WorldTour begins at 12:30 pm at the top of the Manayunk Wall. They will race a grueling 6 laps and over 73-miles (115 km), battling for Queen of the Mountain (QOM) on Lemon Hill and the Manayunk Wall with a Sprint Zone along Kelly Drive. The women’s and men’s races will be available online via livestream throughout the day on philadelphiainternationalcyclingclassic.com.

About the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic
The longest running UCI sanctioned event in the U.S., the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic is a dynamic and selective circuit looping through some of Philadelphia’s favorite neighborhoods. It features a women’s UCI WorldTour event and a men’s UCI 1.1 level race, challenging some of the world’s top professional cycling teams to climb the infamous Manayunk Wall.

For more information, visit www.philadelphiainternationalcyclingclassic.com.

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