The organiser of the International Cycling Classic - SuperWeek has announced it will celebrate its 40th Anniversary this year. The event has confirmed a host of professional teams from around the world that will take part in this year's event, including outfits from as far as Asia and Australia.
"I am elated that we have been producing bike races for over 40 years," said founder Otto Wenz.
The event is hoping to play off the Olympic Games theme for this year's event, announcing it will be trying to attract both local American Olympic hopefuls as well as those from abroad.
"This being an Olympic year we expect several American and International Olympians to enter as part of there training program, and we expect an international war waged on Bicycles," said director of operations Andy Garrison.
Some of the teams already confirmed for this year's Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic - SuperWeek include Australian squads Savings & Loan Cycling Team and Virgin Blue-Australia, Asian outfit Hong Kong Cycling and USA's Rock Racing.
"Last year we had over 7,000 entries and 250,000 spectators during the event, and we expect even more because of the 40th," said marketing director Michael Garrison.
(Editorial assistance and research provided by Susan Westemeyer)