Battenkill to withdraw from UCI calendar over doping response

The Upstate New York race will return in 2013 on the NRC, but not the international calendar

Tour of the Battenkill organizer Anthem Sports will withdraw the race from the 2013 UCI America Tour calendar.

In a press release posted on the race’s website Wednesday, organizers said they planned to remove the one-day race from the international calendar “due to concerns over the their handling of recent doping scandals.”

According to the release, the April 13-14 race weekend will remain on the National Racing Calendar.

Race director Dieter Drake earlier Wednesday posted a photograph to Facebook of a bill from the UCI for €1,000 to license the 2013 event, under which he wrote, “Pass.”