Maryland Cycling Classic Supported by UnitedHealthcare
Kick Off Press Conference and Team Introductions on Friday, Sept. 2
Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Professional Cyclists including Tour de France stage winner Michael Matthews and top American Tour de France finisher Neilson Powless Set to Attend
Overview: The inaugural Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare is America’s top ranked
professional cycling race. A full weekend of family-friendly community events begins Thursday, September 1 and will culminate when sixteen teams of world class cyclists from over 20 countries race the 120-mile course through Baltimore County before finishing along Pratt St. in downtown Baltimore on Sunday, September 4. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
FIRST WAVE: 2:00-2:35 pm
Terry Hasseltine | President, Sport and Entertainment Corp. of Maryland (Event Owner)
R. Michael Gill | Secretary of Commerce (Host State)
Johnny Olszewski | Baltimore County Executive (Start Host)
Brandon Scott | City of Baltimore Mayor (Finish City Host)
Al Hutchinson | CEO, Visit Baltimore (Host City)
John Kelly | Event Chair and Chief Strategy Officer of Kelly Benefits
Joe Ochipinti | CEO, UnitedHealthcare Mid-Atlantic Region (Presenting sponsor)
Charles Aaron | Managing Director, Human Powered Health (Team)
Chris Aronhalt | President/CEO, Medalist Sports, Inc. (Event Management)
ATHLETES, SECOND WAVE: 2:40 – 3:10 pm
Michael Matthews (AUS) | Bike Exchange-Jayco | ’22 Tour de France, stage winner
Neilson Powless (USA) | EF Education-EasyPost | Top American finisher in ’22 Tour de France
Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) | Isreal-PremierTech | Stage winner ’21 Giro d’Italia
Kyle Murphy (USA) | Human Powered Health | Current U.S. Champion - road
Quinn Simmons (USA) | Trek-Segafredo |’22 Tour of Suisse KOM Jersey
Scott McGill (USA) | USA National Team | ’22 Tour of Portugal stage winner; native: Fallston, Maryland
Samuel Mugisha | ProTouch | 2018 Tour of Rwanda, race champion
Oscar Sevilla | Medellin-EPM | Top 10 finisher in Tour de France and Vuelta Espana
* Please note, speaker list subject to change.
Team Introduction Ceremony from 6:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Lancaster St. between Exeter St. and S. Central Ave (HarborEast)
Team Introductions are a key part of the pageantry of international cycling, as athletes are introduced with interviews. Fans will be introduced to the cyclists from 16 teams and more than 20 countries around the world, including Tour de France stage winners, Olympians, and National Champions . Exhibitors, including a beer lounge, will be available. Maryland Cycling Classic is partnering with HarborEast, The Atlas Group and Visit Baltimore to host this Maryland Cycling Classic ’Block Party’.
Introductions will include:
WorldTour teams Trek-Segafredo, Australia’s Team BikeExchange-Jayco, EF Education-EasyPost and Israel-Premier Tech; ProTeams Human Powered Health and Team Novo Nordisk; U.S. Pro Continental Teams L39ION, Hagens Berman Axeon and Team Skyline; Team USA, and international squads Team Medellin-EPM (COL), Toronto Hustle (CAN), Team Corratec (ITA), EvoPro Racing (IRE), Team ProTouch (ZAF), and Panamá es Cultura y Valores (PAN).
For more information, please visit www.marylandcyclingclassic.us.