By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was bike race day on Sunday and the weather couldn’t be better for the thousands of spectators and the hundreds of the best cyclists in the world competing in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic. New this year, the women got the spotlight.
The men started their trek early in the morning, the women in the afternoon. It was a break in tradition because the women’s portion of the event this year was an elite race with global flair and Mayor Michael Nutter is proud of that.
“International Cycling organization, UCI, upgraded our women’s race to be part of the women’s World Cup series,” the mayor said. “We’re the only city in America that’s part of the series.”
There are only ten of those races total, so the prestige of the World Cup coming back to Philadelphia is a big win for the event and…
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