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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



REGION GEARS UP FOR WACHOVIA CYCLING SERIES

Wachovia USPRO Championship celebrates 20th Anniversary with week of
events



Norristown, PA (May 28, 2004) - Watch the best cyclists in the world
tackle 336 miles of twists, turns, and speeding straight-aways through
Lancaster, Trenton, and Philadelphia. This is the Wachovia Cycling
Series – the most prestigious cycling event in America for 20 straight
years. It's a week full of excitement, interactive experiences and
serious competition, where you can enjoy three men's races, one
women's race, the crowning of the US Professional Road Champion, and a
variety of fun events.



Wachovia Cycling Event Week Schedule


Sunday, May 30

Dine with cyclists:
Maggiano's Little Italy, 1201 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
6:30-8:30 p.m.



Monday, May 31
Autograph signings:
The Shops at Liberty Place, 17th & Chestnut
12-2 p.m.

Dine with cyclists:
Le Bus, 4266 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
7:00-8:30 p.m.


Tuesday, June 1
Wachovia Cycling Series- Lancaster
4:30 p.m.



Wednesday, June 2
Press Conference
The Shops at Liberty Place
10:30 a.m.


Autograph signings:
Liberty Place
12-2 p.m.


Thursday, June 3
Wachovia Cycling Series- Trenton
4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 4
Autograph signings:
The Shops at Liberty Place
12-2 p.m.


Manayunk Wall Hill Climb Challenge

Amateur cyclists test their fortitude against the infamous Manayunk
Wall, with its steep 17 percent grade, in a race against the clock

4:30 p.m.
Dine with cyclists:
Manayunk Brewery, 4120 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 5
Lance Armstrong Time Trial
Begins at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum
7:00 a.m.

Founder's Ride and GlaxoSmithKline Legend's Lunch
One hundred former international cycling legends and patrons of the
sport will pedal 65 miles, with police escort, from the Lehigh Valley
Velodrome in Trexlertown to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Celebrating two decades of pro cycling in Pennsylvania and raising
money for the Allentown-based Nicole Reinhart Memorial Fund.

8:15 a.m. Lunch approx. at noon, Wyndham Franklin Plaza

Sunday, June 6
GlaxoSmithKline Fun Ride
Ride the actual championship racecourse to benefit the American
Diabetes Association.

7:00 a.m.

Expo
Vendors, samplings, food, family, & fun!
Between 24th & 25th streets, across from Eakin's Oval

All day


Wachovia USPRO Championship

9:00 a.m


Wachovia Liberty Classic

9:10 a.m.


Junior PTC Grand Prix

A race for 20 junior male cyclists ages 18 and under.

11:00 a.m.





The Wachovia Cycling Series is managed by Threshold Sports and
sanctioned by USA Cycling, the national governing body for cycling.
Comprised of four races, the Wachovia Cycling Series is part of the
Pro Cycling Tour that links the nation's biggest professional road
cycling races featuring world-class athletes, live television coverage
and community-related activities. Threshold Sports, based in
Philadelphia, is the nation's leading producer of professional cycling
events and programs in the U.S.



Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB) is one of the largest providers of
financial services to retail, brokerage and corporate customers
throughout the East Coast and the nation, with assets of $401 billion,
market capitalization of $61 billion and stockholders' equity of $32
billion at Dec. 31, 2003. Its four core businesses, the General Bank,
Capital Management, Wealth Management, and the Corporate and
Investment Bank, serve 12 million households and businesses, primarily
in 11 East Coast states and Washington, D.C. Its broker-dealer,
Wachovia Securities, LLC, serves clients in 49 states. Global services
are provided through 32 international offices. Online banking and
brokerage products and services also are available through
Wachovia.com.
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