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Ten grand up for grabs in Rhode Island

Held one week after the Wachovia USPRO Championships in Philadelphia, the fourth annual Cox Charities Cycling Classic will take place this Sunday, June 12 in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

Held on a one mile, seven-corner criterium course in the heart of the city and across from the Rhode Island State House, this year's event will see the pro men's field competing for a $10,000 prize purse. The 40-lap/ 40-mile men's pro race begins at 1:00pm and is expected to include former USPRO champion Mark McCormack of the Colavita/Sutter Home team, who finished seventh in Philadelphia, and Oscar Pineda, a member of the Guatemalan National Team.

Racing begins at 9:00 AM. Riders can register on line at, with additional information available at: or email: