Gallery: Scenes from America’s ‘Most Important’ Road Race

Won by Lidl-Trek’s Mattias Skjelmose The Maryland Cycling Classic hosted a truly world-class rider field

These young autograph seekers staked out a prime spot by the stage. I spoke with them ahead of the race and asked them who they thought would win. One of the picked Skjelmose and the other Powless - the eventual 1-2 finishers.
(Image credit: Tyler Boucher)

The Maryland Cycling Classic, America’s top-ranked cycling race, returned on Sunday, September 3, with a stellar cast of riders.

With a podium of WorldTour riders, the UCI 1.Pro race attracts a truly international, world-class rider field to the United States for the first time since the last Amgen Tour of California in 2019. 

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Tyler Boucher
Freelance Writer

Tyler Boucher is a former (and occasionally still) bike racer across several disciplines. These days, he spends most of his time in the saddle piloting his children around in a cargo bike. His writing has appeared in magazines published in Europe, the UK and North America. He lives in Seattle, Washington. 

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