(Doylestown, PA) – August 27, 2018 – Samantha Schneider, the USA Crits Series winner and her younger sister Skylar, just back from a grueling European campaign with the number-one women’s team in the world, Boels Dolmans, headline a superb women’s field at the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour final this Sunday. Veterans Tina Pic and Laura Van Gilder, along with 2015 winner Lauretta Hanson will be challengers to the famed sisters, the 2017 and 2016 winners respectively of the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown.
The pro men will be headlined by the United States Professional Criterium Champion Ty Magner, the Rally Cycling sprinter coming off of an astounding set of performances at last week’s Gateway Cup in St. Louis where he won three of the four races. 2014 winner Shane Kline of Bally, PA, who is making a return to his roots as a track racer with an eye on the 2020 Olympic Team for Tokyo will be among the favorites for the win.
The races, beginning at 11:30 EST on Sunday, will be live-streamed on cyclingnews.com, velonews.com, and buckscountyclassic.com. Eight-time Emmy Award winner Kent Gordis will direct the show with Tour de France veteran Frankie Andreu as host.
The Thompson Criterium of Doylestown is arguably the toughest race of its kind in the country. Its 1.4-mile racecourse, long for a criterium, boasts 90-feet of climbing each lap, for a total of 1620’ for the women’s 25-mile race and 4000’ for the 62-miles of the men.
The race encircles the Doylestown Arts Festival and is renowned for the house parties that line the course of the Victorian town.
Adding to the day of cycling festivities will be the inaugural Brompton Burst, a folding bike and best dressed competition.
In addition to the men’s and women’s pro races, the Thompson Bucks County Classic will include a 25-mile amateur men’s race for USA Cycling category 2 and 3 racers, allowing amateurs the chance to make their name in a pro race setting; the Brompton Burst; a Cyclosportif offering 31- and 61-mile recreational rides with a hospitality tent finish that provides VIP views of the pro races; and children’s races that take place on the professional racecourse.
The schedule of events is as follows:
- Cyclosportif at 8:30 AM
- Amateur Men at 9:30
- Children’s Races at 10:30
- Doylestown Health Pro Women at 11:30
- Brompton Burst at 12:30 PM
- Thompson Pro Men at 1:00 PM.
The Thompson Bucks County Classic is made possible through the support of generous sponsors, including The Thompson Organization, Penn Valley Constructors, Eastburn & Gray, and Doylestown Health. Lexus will return for their fifth year as the Official Vehicle of the Thompson Bucks County Classic.
For more information on the Thompson Bucks County Classic and the weekend’s events, please visit: www.buckscountyclassic.com
About The Thompson Organization:In business since 1969, The Thompson Organization includes Thompson Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, all located at Routes 313 and 611 in Doylestown. The organization also includes the all-new Thompson Lexus Willow Grove, located right off Route 611 and the PA Turnpike, as well as the Thompson Detail Center on North Broad Street in Doylestown and the Thompson Collision Center on Route 611 in Plumsteadville. For more information about the Thompson family of automotive dealerships, visit www.1800thompson.com.
About Lexus:Lexus passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 240 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers. For more information about Lexus, visit www.lexus.com. Experience Amazing.
About Eastburn & Gray:The tradition of excellence at the law firm of Eastburn & Gray, P.C. began over 140 years ago and continues today. With law offices in Doylestown, Bucks County and Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania our experienced attorneys provide high quality legal services throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Eastburn and Gray attorneys practice in many diverse areas of the law, enabling us to effectively meet the needs of all clients. To learn more about the work we do, our attorneys and our practices please visit www.eastburngray.com.
About Doylestown Health:The name Doylestown Health now represents the healthcare network that has delivered high quality care to the community for over 90 years. This is an exceptional accomplishment, considering that Doylestown Hospital remains non-profit and has been governed by the same organization - The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown which has served the community for over 120 years. Visit www.doylestownhealth.org.
ABOUT THE USA CYCLING PRO ROAD TOUR
USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) showcases the premier domestic road calendar events in the U.S., including criteriums, road races, stage races and omniums. Over six months and spanning from coast to coast, the PRT will include overall individual and team rankings for men and women, crowning PRT Champions following the 20-event calendar. The Pro Road Tour features the nation¹s top Pro-Am road race events, boasts a total prize purse of more than one million dollars and is open to both professional and amateur cyclists. www.usacycling.org/prt/