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Background[]

  • Sponsor was Thrift Drug, a company that is no more.
  • A bike race in Pittsburgh's past.

Details[]

Lance Armstrong finished 1st in the 1992, 1993 and 1994 Thrift Drug Classic, 2nd in 1995's race.

1997[]

The 7th Thrift Drug Classic was hosted on Sunday, June 8, 1997 and was the USPRO Women's Championship. The race was 44 miles total, 2 climbs up Mt. Washington, 7 small laps, 2 large laps with 100 registered riders and a $25,000 prize purse.

Top finishers were: Karen Kurreck, Team Klein, 1:49:34; Zulfia Zabirova, Dream Team same time; Jolanta Polikevieciute, Lithuanian Nation, same time; Edita Pucinskaite, Dream Team same time; and Rasa Polikevieciute, Lithuanian Nation same time.

The Elite Men's Race was 110 miles total, 11 climbs up Mt. Washington, 5 small laps, 11 large laps with 200 registered riders and a $75,000 prize purse.

Top finishers: Frank McCormack, Saturn, 4:25:37; Piotr Wadecki, Mroz 4:25:44;

     Chris Horner, Francaise Des Jeux             4:27:11;
     Cezary Zamana, Mroz                             same time;
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