Top U.S. Women Teams to Compete in the 2019 Armed Forces Cycling Classic
Twelve women’s professional and elite teams will race Crystal City and Clarendon on June 1st and 2nd respectively. Racing will be kicked off with the Crystal Cup Saturday, a 60-minute race where they will complete approximately 30 laps. Day two will feature the 22nd Annual Clarendon Cup on a 1-km course and the women will complete 50 laps.
In the Women’s Pro 1/2 races, fans can expect to see a star-studded lineup led by the legendary Laura Van Gilder. She will be racing with the Fast Chance p/b The Happy Tooth team. Van Gilder is a longtime participant in the event with a dozen top three finishes, including first place in the 2017 Crystal Cup. She has been a perennial fan favorite since her first appearance here in Clarendon in 1999.
Kendall Ryan, the defending omnium champion, is returning. Ryan will be leading Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank and is the winner of the 2018 Crystal Cup. She has also finished 2nd on the podium at the Clarendon Cup four out of the last five years.
“This is my 7th year racing the Armed Forces Cycling Classic with Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank, and I’m looking forward to being back again in 2019,” said Kendall Ryan. “As a team, we have enjoyed a lot of success at this event, with 18 podiums and 7 victories. Our team has great depth and experience, and we’re excited to be returning to the race and will be motivated to add some more results to our record here!”
Hagens-Berman Supermint will be back with Lindsay Goldman, multi-time winner of the Most Heroic Jersey at the Clarendon Cup. Goldman also considers the Armed Forces Cycling Classic her hometown race.
Fearless Femme Racing p/b Altamira will be led by current Australian National Champion Rebecca Wiasak and joined by guest rider Katie Compton, a 15-time U.S. National Cyclocross Champion.
The full list of women’s teams that will race June 1 & 2 includes:
• ButcherBox Cycling
• Cogeas Mettler Look
• CWA Racing p/b TREK
• Fast Chance p/b The Happy Tooth
• Fearless Femme p/b Altamira
• Gray Goat Bullseye Total Media
• Hagens Berman Supermint
• Pennsylvania Cycling Association
• Pickle Juice Pro Cycling
• Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
• Total Civil Construction p/b Battley Harley Davidson
• US Military Endurance Sports
Following the women’s races each day, the men’s PRT races begin at 12:00 pm on June 1 in Crystal City and 12:45 pm on June 2 in Clarendon. The women’s and men’s Clarendon Cup races will be available online as a pay-per-view at www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com/afcycling.
Please visit cyclingclassic.org for more information regarding the live webcast, and full schedule of events.
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Arlington Sports, Inc is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing. For additional information on the Armed Forces Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit http://www.arlingtonsports.org.
MONUMENTAL SPORTS NETWORK, ASI TEAM UP TO BROADCAST 22nd ANNUAL CLARENDON CUP
Monumental Sports Network to Produce and Broadcast Live Stream of 2019 Cycling Classic
Monumental Sports Network has announced it will continue its partnership with Arlington Sports, Inc., the promoting organization for the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, presented by The Boeing Company, for the live stream of the 2019 Clarendon Cup Men’s and Women’s Pro/Am races June 2 in Arlington, Va.
This year’s Clarendon Cup, Sunday, June 2, will be a pay-per-view event with early bird pricing of $7.99 until May 15 at https://www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com/cycling. The broadcast will also include special background stories of some of the featured teams and riders, as well as all of the highlights from first day’s races. The PPV event will be available via www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com, as well as the network’s free-to-download apps available on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox, and Windows platforms.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Arlington Sports, Inc., to broadcast this year’s much-anticipated Clarendon Cup Pro/Am bike races,” said Monumental Sports Network Senior Vice President and General Manager, Zach Leonsis. “We are proud to help showcase the region’s premier cycling event and believe fans will enjoy the option of watching all the exciting action through a convenient pay-per-view option.”
For more information, please visit www.CyclingClassic.org.
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Arlington Sports, Inc. (ASI) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur bike racing. For additional information on the Armed Forces Cycling Classic and other ASI events, please visit arlingtonsports.org.
Monumental Sports Network, presented by Ticketmaster, is the mid-Atlantic region’s top destination for exclusive fan experiences and original sports content across desktop, tablet, mobile and OTT streaming devices. Monumental Sports Network is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and by NBC Sports Group. Monumental Sports Network serves as a digital platform for fans and customers in the D.C. region and around the world. MSE – Monumental Sports Network’s parent company – is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports.