Glens Falls, NY – Organizers of the 2010 Tour of the Battenkill Professional Invitational Presented by Pepsi are proud to announce two regional outreach events highlighting the the support of Glens Falls Hospital (www.glensfallshospital.org) for the Washington County, NY event. Glens Falls Hospital, which operates regional health centers throughout Washington County is supporting two professional teams racing in the Sunday, April 18 race in Cambridge.
The U23 Trek LIVESTRONG professional cycling team will tour Glens Falls Hospital’s CR Wood Cancer Center at 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY on Friday, April 16 at 10:30 AM and speak to local students about professional cycling and the LIVESTRONG mission of cancer awareness.
The U23 Trek LIVESTRONG professional cycling team is a developmental team founded & owned by 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. The CR Wood Cancer Center offers a comprehensive program of cancer care services that are unsurpassed in the Glens Falls and Saratoga regions – from advanced treatments and innovative education and support programs to early detection and cancer prevention. The tour and presentation will continue until 11:30 AM.
Also traveling to compete in Sunday’s race is Team Type 1 Professional Cycling Team. Team Type 1, who’s mission is to strive to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes, will be touring Glens Falls Hospital’s Saratoga Endocrinology Center at 135 North Road in Wilton, NY at 2 PM. Several members of Team Type 1 have Type 1 diabetes and competed in last year’s event. The Saratoga Endocrinology Center offers a comprehensive array of treatment and support services for people of all ages living with diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary disease, adrenal disorder, and other endocrine system-related conditions. Team Type 1 will tour the facility and speak to the physicians and patients about living and competing with diabetes.
The 2010 Tour of the Battenkill began last weekend with the Pro/Am on Saturday in Cambridge – the largest cycling race in North America. It continues this weekend with Saturday’s Ride2Recovery CycleFest – a benefit for wounded & disabled veterans. Recent Vancouver Olympic Gold Medalist in the Nordic Combined Billy Demong will ride the Ride2Recovery to highlight the event. Sunday’s Tour of the Battenkill Professional Invitational will feature 22 teams from North America, Europe, and Australia. The Professional Invitational is one of only 6 races in the US selected to be on the international professional calendar. The 124 mile race starts and finishes in Cambridge and features rolling terrain, covered bridges, direct passes through the small villages of Cambridge, Shushan, Salem, and Greenwich, and 25 percent dirt roads that make the race unique in North America. Both the Ride2Recovery CycleFest and the Professional Invitational start and finish on Main Street, Cambridge near the historic Cambridge Hotel. For more information, including spectator information and start times, see the event website at www.tourofthebattenkill.com or contact Race Director Dieter Drake at 518-275-6185.
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