The Reading 120
|Competition||UCI America Tour|
|Type||Single day race|
|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.
Name of the race
- 1999-2011 : Univest GP
- 2012-2014 : Thompson Bucks County Classic
- 2015-2016 : The Reading 120
- "Reading 120 pro bike race canceled; new community race could replace it - LVB".
- The race was not disputed due to the September 11 attacks
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