The Reading 120

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The Reading 120
Race details
Date September
Region United States
Discipline Road
Competition UCI America Tour
Type Single day race
History
First edition 1999 (1999)
Editions 17
Final edition 2016 (2016)
First winner  Alexandre Lavallée (CAN)
Final winner  Oscar Clark (USA)

The Reading 120 was a professional bicycle road race contested in the region surrounding the borough of Souderton in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The event, which was founded in 1998 by former professional cyclist John Eustice, is sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – the world governing body of competitive cycling.

In addition to the main event, a 160 km road race that finishes with multiple laps on a circuit in Souderton, the Univest GP has expanded to include a non-competitive 100 km Recreational ride known as the Univest Cyclosportif 100K and the Univest Criterium of Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The race is noteworthy not just for its sanctioning by the UCI (making it one of only 13 such events held for men in the United States in 2008), but also for its course, which passes through 16 municipalities. This type of large-circuit road race has become extremely rare in the United States. In 2017, the event was cancelled.[1]

Name of the race[edit]

  • 1999-2011 : Univest GP
  • 2012-2014 : Thompson Bucks County Classic
  • 2015-2016 : The Reading 120

Past winners[edit]

Some international and domestic professional cyclists coming through the Start/Finish for another lap of the finishing circuit in the Univest Grand Prix
Rider Team
1999 Canada Lavallée, AlexandreAlexandre Lavallée (CAN) Kissena Cycling Team
2000 Belgium De Waele, BertBert De Waele (BEL) Colorado Altitude Training Systems
2001[2] No race
2002 United States Herriott, ToddTodd Herriott (USA) CRCA-Think Racing
2003 United States Huang, TedTed Huang (USA) Webcor Cycling Team
2004 France Bonsergent, StéphaneStéphane Bonsergent (FRA) Alderfer's Auction Company
2005 Dominican Republic Heredia, MelitoMelito Heredia (DOM) GS Gotham-Toga
2006 United States Milne, ShawnShawn Milne (USA) Navigators Cycling Team
2007 United States Frischkorn, WilliamWilliam Frischkorn (USA) Slipstream–Chipotle
2008 United States Euser, LucasLucas Euser (USA) Garmin-Chipotle
2009 Ukraine Starchyk, VolodymyrVolodymyr Starchyk (UKR) Amore & Vita-McDonald's
2010 Sweden Ahlstrand, JonasJonas Ahlstrand (SWE) Team Cykelcity
2011 Canada Roth, RyanRyan Roth (CAN) SpiderTech–C10
2012 New Zealand Bevin, PatrickPatrick Bevin (NZL) Bissell
2013 United States Reijnen, KielKiel Reijnen (USA) UnitedHealthcare
2014 Canada Bell, ZachZach Bell (CAN) Team SmartStop
2015 United States Summerhill, DanielDaniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare
2016 United States Clark, OscarOscar Clark (USA) Holowesko Citadel Racing Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reading 120 pro bike race canceled; new community race could replace it - LVB". 
  2. ^ The race was not disputed due to the September 11 attacks

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