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Tour of Pennsylvania Cyclists, Staff Find a Home at Duquesne University

The bluff of the Duquesne University campus will become a temporary home to about 180 of the world’s most elite cyclists competing in the American Eagle Tour of Pennsylvania this weekend.

A total of about 250 athletes, crew and staff who are in the last leg of the 450-plus mile race from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh will be housed in St. Ann’s Hall on the Uptown campus from Saturday, June 28, through Monday, June 30.

Racers will leave Ligonier at noon on Saturday and are expected to arrive in Pittsburgh around 3:30 p.m. On Sunday from 5 p.m. to about 6:45 p.m., the cyclists will race downtown in celebration of Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary.

This has been called the world’s richest cycling race for elite international athletes under the age of 25.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.