Petition launched to bring back Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, a UCI 1.1 event, won't run this year because of a funding shortfall.

A petition has been set up to ensure the survival of one of America's most prestigious races, the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

It was announced at the end of January that the early June event would not go ahead this year because organisers had been unable to find sponsors willing to contribute towards the running of the race that costs $1m to hold.

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