Menzies & Candelario at the helm
The OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b Maxxis and Kelly Benefit Strategies teams have released their roster selections for the 25th edition of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship taking place in Pennsylvania on June 7.
The OUCH Pro Cycling Team will look to Karl Menzies, John Murphy and Andrew Pinfold in the case of a bunch finish, while Rory Sutherland and Floyd Landis could find themselves in the mix if the race turns out to favor climbers.
"Without question, we have one of the strongest, most balanced rosters in the race," said Team OUCH directeur sportif Mike Tamayo. "Philly can be an unpredictable race, but with the guys we have coming, I think we're ready for just about anything."
Kelly Benefit Strategies will be led by Alex Candelario, fifthin the 2008 edition, as well as Andrew Bajadali who'll be competing for the first time since breaking his scapula at last month's Tour of the Gila.
"The TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship is always a major priority for the team," said Kelly Benefit Strategies performance director Jonas Carney. "Last year, after a huge team effort, Cando [Alex Candelario] finished in the top five. That's a great result when you're racing against ProTour teams at the biggest one-day race in North America, but nobody in our program is ever satisfied with a top five. Our team is stronger than ever and we will be racing to win on Sunday."