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Battenkill-Roubaix draws near

The 2007 Battenkill-Roubaix Cycling Race - set for April 14 in Salem, NY - will be the largest Pro/Am cycling race in the Northeast of the United States with nearly 1000 racers from 20 US States and Canada expected to participate. In addition, more than 5000 spectators are expected to be in attendance in the various villages through which the race passes in Southern Washington County. The event benefits the public libraries of Southern Washington County and Farm Team Cycling - a regional cycling club for area youth.

Highlighting the competition will be the TargetTraining Women's Professional Cycling Team in the Jamis Bicycles Women's Elite Race. The Trade Manage Capital Men's Elite Race will feature the Team Nerac Professional Cycling Team as well as the Kenda/Raleigh Racing Team of Vermont.

The race is fashioned after the 100 year-old Paris-Roubaix race held in France and features 25 percent dirt roads, rolling countryside, direct passes through small villages, and an exciting finish in Salem. Juniors age 10-14 will race 6 & 12 miles; adults, Masters, and Elite Women will race 55 miles; the Elite Men will race 75 miles. Junior races start at 9 AM in Salem and are followed by 11 different adult races starting at 10 AM.

More information - including volunteer information, race maps and event information - can be found at www.battenkillroubaix.com.

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