Eduard Prades sprints to Philadelphia International Cycling Classic victory
Eduard Prades sprinted to victory in the men's race at the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on Sunday while Megan Guarnier won the women's event by a considerable margin.
Spaniard Prades (Caja Rural Seguros-RGA) triumphed atop Manayunk Wall ahead of second-placed American Travis McCabe (Holowesko-Citadel) and third-placed Marco Canola (UnitedHealthcare) of Italy.
Prades, quoted on cyclingnews.com, said: "I knew coming into the last lap that I could win this race.
"When we caught the breakaway, I had my team-mates at the front and I told them that I knew that I could do this today.
"I needed to be in the top 10 going into the climb; I was, and I knew that I could win."
The assistance of Boels-Dolmans team-mate Karol-Ann Canuel of Canada helped American Guarnier claim her victory in a race that saw Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) finish second and Belarus' Alena Amialiusik (Canyon-SRAM) third.
"Karol-Ann was amazing and led me up the climb," said Guarnier, the current UCI Women's WorldTour leader.
"It's a surprise win because I didn't expect to win today. I went with a kick at the end, and ooh la la, no one followed me.
"I'll defend this jersey one day at a time."