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Battenkill organizers announce new race, series

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Mar. 28, 2011

Tour of the Battenkill organizers Anthem Sports have announced the launch of a new classics-style race and race series. The Tour of Washtenaw in Saline, Michigan, will be the second event in the new Great American Cycling Series.

According to a release from Anthem Sports, the Washtenaw race was inspired in part by the Rob Pulcifer book, “Dirt Road Washtenaw.” Held May 14, the one-day pro-am race will feature paved and dirt roads similar to Battenkill.

The Tour of the Catskills, scheduled for August 5-7, is the third event in the Anthem-backed Great American Cycling Series. According to the release, two additional events – in Colorado and New York – will be announced soon.

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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