Univest goes live

This year's Univest Grand Prix in Souderton, PA, USA on September 9 will be broadcast live on 69...

This year's Univest Grand Prix in Souderton, PA, USA on September 9 will be broadcast live on 69 WFMZ-TV from midday through 3:00pm. In addition to live TV, the professional men will race over an expanded course on Saturday covering four new municipalities including Hatfield, Towamencin, Upper Gwynedd and Lansdale. On Sunday, September 10, the Univest Grand Prix will return to Doylestown, Pa. for a flat, fast-circuit race in the center of town.

The broadcast will be hosted by nine-time Tour de France competitor and OLN reporter Frankie Andreu and cycling journalist Richard Fries. Spectators in Souderton race day will be able to follow the action from start to finish on an elevated giant screen television that will be visible from the downtown area. Internet viewers can tune in at www.wfmz.com .

The field includes teams from Germany, Canada, Poland, and Mexico, in addition to American professional teams. Riders will compete on a challenging course that covers 107 miles and 18 municipalities throughout Montgomery and Bucks counties. On Sunday, the riders will compete in a 50 mile, 0.9 mile circuit in the heart of Doylestown.

"The expanded race course allows us to include new communities and expose more children to the sport," explained race director John Eustice. "For the professional racers, the new addition ­ which comes at the beginning of the race ­ will allow the pros to 'stretch their legs' before attacking the hills, twists and turns that have made this such a renowned race-course."

More information: www.univestgrandprix.com

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