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Triple Crown in serious jeopardy but Philadelphia International is still on

Posted on 18. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Triple Crown of Cycling aka Philly Week is in serious jeopardy as the first 2 races of the series, the  Lehigh Valley Classic held in Allentown and the Reading Classic, are without sponsors for the upcoming 2009 edition. The crown jewel, the  Philadelphia International Championship is not impacted by the sponsor loss. TD Bank […]

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CSC wins back-to-back Philly Race

Posted on 08. Jun, 2008 by .

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The heat was the major factor at today’s Philadelphia International Championship, the culmination of the 3-race Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling series. With temperatures soaring to the low 100s and humidity hovering around 80 percent, riders had to combat heat strokes and make sure that they took in enough (but not too much) hydration […]

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High Road women’s team: 9 wins in 8 days ending on a high with Liberty Classic

Posted on 08. Jun, 2008 by .

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Before today’s Liberty Classic, the High Road women’s team had won 2 races at the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling, one World Cup (Montreal), 3 stage wins and the overall at the Tour du Tour du Grand Montréal. Going into the final race of Philly Week, the High Road team led by twice-defending champion […]

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The Wall

Posted on 07. Jun, 2008 by .

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What is the Mayanunk Wall? A half-mile climb with a punishing 17-percent grade and a raucous party. During the Philly race, the riders will face the (in)famous Mayanunk Wall 10 times for the men and 4 times for the women, and each time, the impact is a bit more brutal, and the crowds bigger and […]

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Philly Week entree: the Philadelphia International Championship and the Liberty Classic

Posted on 07. Jun, 2008 by .

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As part of Philly Week (Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling), we’ve enjoyed the tasty morsels of the Lehigh Classic and the Reading Classic, and now it’s time for the spicy main dish, the Philadelphia International Championship, and for the women, the Commerce Bank Liberty Classic. Finally, both the men and the women race on […]

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Rock Racing’s Oscar Sevilla wins Reading Classic

Posted on 05. Jun, 2008 by .

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When Rock Racing announced that they were becoming an official sponsor of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling, the pressure was on the team to deliver, and baby-face Oscar Sevilla did just that today at the Reading Classic, the second race in the series. Sevilla of Rock Racing attacked and soloed away from three […]

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Philly Week antipasto – the Reading Classic

Posted on 04. Jun, 2008 by .

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The Philly Week amuse-gueule, the Lehigh Classic exploded with speed and gave us a surprising finish. The second stop of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling series, the Reading Classic will be held for the third year in Reading PA on Thursday June 4th. The men will cover 74 miles riding 10 laps on […]

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Ukraine’s Metlushenko wins the Men’s Triple Crown opener

Posted on 04. Jun, 2008 by .

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Well, I was completely wrong in my predictions for the first round of the Triple Crown Opener. Like most, I was expecting the race to come down to an organized, head to head battle between lead-out trains, in the the Commerce Bank Lehigh Valley Classic. Instead, it was a disorganized, free for all dash to […]

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Teutenberg wins Lehigh Valley Classic

Posted on 03. Jun, 2008 by .

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The expected bunch sprint finish of the the Commerce Bank Lehigh Valley Classic did not happen, it all came down to a break sprint, and a solo sprinter, with no team support won the race. The amazing Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (High Road) picked up right where she left off a year ago when she won all […]

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Philly week amuse-gueule or the Commerce Bank Lehigh Valley Classic

Posted on 02. Jun, 2008 by .

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According to wikipedia.org, an amuse gueule, is a tiny bite-sized morsel traditionally served before the first course of a meal. Amuse gueule, often accompanied by a complementing wine, are served as an excitement of taste buds to both prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef’s approach to cooking. […]

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