Battenkill is what we consider an A race or a Feature Race in our East Coast Calendar since its unique mix of upstate NY hills and percentage of gravel roads make it unique and co-relates to the classics the pro peloton are suffering at this time of the year.

Battenkill is a feature race for us in so many more ways, it’s spawned its own team traditions with our #battenchill and gathering good people and good food around us to make this a real festival for us.

In many ways the race or at least the results almost become secondary. Those are the races I like best.