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by Shane Stokes
April 4, 2017
Photography by Kristof Ramon
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins Stage 1 of Vuelta al Pais Vasco; D’Hoore takes Grand Prix de Dottignies; Uncertainty over Vanmarcke’s Roubaix participation; Phinney could be back for Paris-Roubaix; No major issues for Sagan after Flanders crash, video clarifies how fall happened; Cancellara calls Sagan position on Kwaremont a mistake; Ferrari handed 18-month prison sentence, will appeal; Greipel sets sights on Scheldeprijs; Tour of the Battenkill adds UCI event for 2017; No uphill Mogollon finish for Tour of the Gila this year; Title sponsor of Wellens-managed Steylaerts-Verona team extends for two years; 2017 Women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen Highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Focus on Chantal Blaak
Anthem Sports, organizers of the Tour of the Battenkill, have announced that the event has been added to the men’s and women’s UCI America Tour Calendar for 2017, taking the place of the canceled Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on June 3.
The event is also featured on the USA Cycling Professional Road Tour for 2017. Both the men’s and women’s races have received a UCI 1.2 sanction for the one-day event, situated 175 miles north of New York City near Saratoga Springs. The event complements the popular amateur event scheduled for two weeks earlier, on May 20.
Men will race 200km and women will race 100km in the Battenkill Valley of upstate New York on a course that features several dirt road sections. The final course is to be announced.
The Tour of the Battenkill last held UCI events in 2010 and 2012 for men only, won by Caleb Fairly and Francisco Mancebo, respectively.