What: The 25th running of the 156-mile Philadelphia International Cycling Championship for men and the 16th running of the 57.6-mile Liberty Classic for women. Sponsored this year by TD Bank and presented by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the men's race remains the longest-running single-day cycling road race in the United States.
When: Next Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m.
Where: The start/finish line is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between Logan Circle and the Eakins Oval, near the Art Museum. More than 250 cyclists from 26 countries are expected to complete 10 laps of a 14.4-mile circuit that links the parkway with Manayunk - the site of the Manayunk Wall - via Kelly Drive. The course also features three laps of Lemon Hill and Logan Circle. The men's race usually last about six hours. The 57.6-mile women's race, which starts 10 minutes after the men's race, consists of four laps of the same 14.4-mile circuit through Philadelphia and Manayunk. More than 100 riders are expected to compete. That race usually lasts about 2 1/2 hours.
Purses: Men, $55,250. Women, $25,000.
For more info: Go to www.procyclingtour.com.