Stakeholders in the big professional bike race held in Philadelphia every June are trying to figure out whether they can still stage this year’s race, one of cycling’s biggest one-day events in the United States.
Noting that it’s sad that steroid use went on so long in pro cycling, David Chauner, president of Pro Cycling Tour — which stages the bike race in Philadelphia every year — says cleaning up the sport sends a positive message.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is once again fighting doping charges. He maintains he never did, and unlike many of his accusers, has passed more than 500-drug tests.
This year’s Philadelphia International Cycling Championship is set for Sunday on a race course that includes the Ben Franklin Parkway, Kelly Drive, and up through the Manayunk section of town.