Mattias Skjelmose (Lidl-Trek) claimed an impressive victory at the second edition of the Maryland Cycling Classic in Baltimore on Sunday. The Danish champion executed a dominant move by launching an attack from a leading group of five riders with just two laps remaining, ultimately crossing the finish line with a margin of over two minutes ahead of the pursuing group. Neilson Powless
(EF Education-EasyPost) came in second, with Sainte-Perpétue’s Hugo Houle (Israel – Premier Tech) slotting in third.
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There was a strong Canadian presence in Maryland. IPT had Houle, Derek Gee and Guillaume Boivin, and there were several Continental teams that lined up for the 190-km event. Toronto Hustle, Project Echelon Racing were there, along with Human Powered Health, which although not Canadian, has several Canucks, including Pier-André Côté who came in 13th. The next stop for many of the teams racing, notably the WorldTour ones, are the Grand Prixs Cyclistes de Québec et Montréal which take place September 8 and 10.
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