2012 Tour of the Battenkill - UCI
8th edition of the Tour of Battenkill joins UCI America Tour Calendar
Anthem Sports announces that the 8th Annual Tour of the Battenkill has
secured a spot on the UCI America Tour of international professional cycling
events for 2012.
The Tour of the Battenkill will be just one of seven UCI-level professional
events in the US in 2012, and also joins ten other events on USA Cycling's
National Racing Calendar (NRC) as a 1.HC race for men. The UCI America Tour will
include the Amgen Tour of California in May, June's TD Bank International
Cycling Championship, the Larry Miller Tour of Utah, Tour of Elk Grove and the
USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August, and the Univest Grand Prix in September.
Elite Men & Women's Races
The classic-style event, scheduled for April 14-15
in Cambridge, NY, will feature the popular Pro/Am event including the
elite women's race on Saturday, and the professional men's UCI 1.2 race on
The 2-lap, 124 mile/200 km professional event is expected to feature a 200
rider, international field. Past winners of the professional men's race include
BMC's Scott Nydam and Garmin/Holowesko Partners' Caleb Fairly.
The 62 mile/100 km Tour of the Battenkill Pro/Am, scheduled for the previous
day, April 14, on a similar course drew more than 2500 registrants in 2011 and
expects to reach nearly 3000 in 2012.
Great American Cycling Series
The course features 25% dirt roads and a downtown start & finish in scenic
Cambridge, NY. The event also features an expo, live entertainment, and the
Sunday morning non-competitive Bike Marathon-Battenkill to benefit various
charities. The fully-supported non-competitive Battenkill Spring Preview
Ride is also scheduled for Sunday, March 25
in Cambridge where several hundred riders are expected to preview the 2012
course. The event is also part of the Great American Cycling Series that
includes several classic-style Pro/Am events across the US. A full calendar for
the series will be published in December.
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