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The Philadelphia International Cycling Classic Cancels 2017 Race

Philadelphia, January 27, 2017 – The City of Philadelphia has announced that Philadelphia’s annual professional cycling race, the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic (PICC), will take a break in 2017. “Regrettably, even after extensive fundraising efforts, we were not able to find enough sponsors interested in covering the $1 million cost of the bike race to host it this year,” said Jazelle Jones, Deputy Managing Director-Office of Special Events.

“The decision did not come easy for the City of Philadelphia,” said Race Director Robin Morton of g4 Productions, “We’ve been moving forward with plans for the race and changes to the course for months. We are keeping our hopes high for PICC to return next year.”

“We were saddened to learn that the Philadelphia Cycling Classic will not be returning in 2017,” USA Cycling’s Vice President of National Events Micah Rice said. “This event has been a cornerstone of the US professional racing landscape for over three decades. While it is the nature of major events to sometimes run their course, we are excited about the overall health of the US domestic racing calendar and the addition of other quality races.  We hope that the City of Philadelphia will be able to bring back this prestigious event in the future.”

At this time, the City has not ruled out pursuing opportunities for a potential return in 2018.

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