Tour Series 2014 Launched


The Pearl Izumi Tour Series will feature ten venues this May and June, as the five-week season takes place across Britain with rounds from Edinburgh in the north to Jersey in the south.

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Tour Series 2014 Launched

The Scottish capital is one of three new venues to join the Series, which will once again be televised by ITV4, bringing action packed and exciting team-based racing into living rooms across the UK.


Race director Mick Bennett with the new Pearl Izumi Tour Series leader’s jersey along with riders from six of the eight teams selected to do all 12 rounds. L-R: Felix English (Rapha Condor JLT), Adam Blythe (NFTO), Lewis Atkins (Pedal Heaven), Steve Lampier (Velosure-Giordana), Liam Stones (Raleigh) and Liam Holohan (Madison Genesis). The other two teams are Metaltek and Starley Primal.

Stoke-on-Trent will host the opening round of the Series on Tuesday 13 May, after which Barrow, Peterborough, Aberystwyth, Durham, Edinburgh, Redditch, Canary Wharf and Woking will all host events, before the final round at Gorey on Jersey.

In addition to Edinburgh, Barrow and Jersey will also host rounds for the first time, while Stoke-on-Trent and Woking continue their unbroken record of having hosted a round in every year of the Series.

“This year’s Series has an outstanding list of venues, including rounds in the capital cities of both England and Scotland”, said Pearl Izumi Tour Series Race Director Mick Bennett.


Felix English interviewed by Matt Stephens during the launch.

“We have a great variety of venues and circuits which will test the teams and their tactics and ensure that whoever is crowned Champions on Jersey is rightfully the best British team of 2014.”

As well as ten circuit race or criterium rounds, teams will also contest an opening Team Time Trial at Round One in Stoke-on-Trent and a double-header final round on Jersey, which includes an individual hill climb above the beautiful setting of Gorey harbour.

Pearl Izumi, world leader’s in technical cycling, triathlon, running and active outdoor wear, will continue as title partners of The Pearl Izumi Tour Series for the next three years, thanks to Madison’s sponsorship, which was celebrated in the launch event at the final day of their iceBike show today.

Past winners of the competition are Team Halfords Bikehut (2009), Motorpoint Marshalls Pasta (2010), Rapha Condor Sharp (2011), Endura Racing (2012) and Team UK Youth (2013).


Adam Blythe arrived looking dapper indeed before changing into the lycra!

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2014
Venue 1 — Tuesday 13 May Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (includes Team Time Trial) *
Venue 2  – Thursday 15 May Barrow, Cumbria
Venue 3  – Tuesday 20 May Peterborough, Cambridgeshire *
Venue 4  – Friday 23 May Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Venue 5  – Tuesday 27 May Durham, County Durham
Venue 6  – Thursday 29 May Edinburgh, Lothian *
Venue 7  – Tuesday 3 June Redditch, Worcestershire *
Venue 8  – Thursday 5 June Canary Wharf, London
Venue 9  – Tuesday 10 June Woking, Surrey *
Venue 10   – Friday 13 June Gorey, Jersey (includes Hill Climb event)

1 Stoke-on-Trent 13 May 2014
2 Peterborough 20 May 2014
3 Edinburgh 29 May 2014
4 Redditch 3 June 2014
5 Woking 10 June 2014

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