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Congressman Bob Brady saves Philly bike race for 2013

Following a series of meetings with stakeholders, Brady has assembled a new leadership team to head up the Philly Classic this year.

Congressman Bob Brady on Thursday announced that, in the wake of last week's cancellation of the 2013 Philadelphia International Cycling Championship due to financial woes, he's assembled a new leadership team to host a new bike race this year.

“The mayor has called for a premier cycling event and the team we have pulled together intends to deliver nothing less for the city of Philadelphia in 2013,” Brady said in a statement. “As long as there is a wall in Manayunk, there will be a world class cycling event in Philadelphia.”

The newly-titled Philly Cycling Classic will be directed by Robin Morton of G4 Productions. The leadership team also includes Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon founder Alan Morrison, Philadelphia Triathlon head Richard Adler, co-founder of Cadence Cycling Foundation Ryan Oelkers, businessman Bob Clowry, Jane Lipton of the Manayunk Development Corporation and Karen Bliss of Marketing for Advanced Sports International.

More information regarding sponsorship and scheduling is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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