Tour Series: Circuit for Aberdeen Revealed

The course for the Tour Series round in Aberdeen has been revealed by the organisers

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Tour Series: Circuit for Aberdeen Revealed

Thursday 25 May will see the centre of Aberdeen transformed to welcome The Tour Series for the first time, turning the city centre into a race circuit for the likes of former champions JLT Condor and Madison Genesis

The 1.2-kilometre circuit around the compact city centre will provide a stunning backdrop say the organisers to a fast and furious night of criterium racing, with the architecture and vocal Scottish crowds setting the scene as the race is broadcast around the world.

Aberdeen is hosting Round Eight of the nationwide Series.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam said: “This event will ignite the city’s heart as the cyclists are put to the test racing past some of Aberdeen’s historic landmarks, such as Aberdeen Art Gallery, His Majesty’s Theatre with the start and finish on the city’s iconic Union Street.

In total ten teams will take to the Aberdeen circuit, including a Scottish national team, and race it out in the hour long race starting at 19:30. Earlier in the day an exciting programme of races will take place on a revised version of the circuit, with events between 13:00 and 18:00 using a route, that takes in Belmont Street and Little Belmont Street that will provide a stunning backdrop to the competitive races across the day.
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Commenting on the circuit, Tour Series Race Director Mick Bennett said; “We are looking forward to bringing The Tour Series to Aberdeen this May. The circuit will showcase the heart of Aberdeen combining a very fast, flowing opening half of the lap with a more technical finale, including the slow last corner and a deceptive drag to the finish line on Union Street.”

Aberdeen is one of two Scottish venues hosting rounds of The Tour Series in 2017, with Motherwell hosting Round Seven on Tuesday 23 May. It will be the third time that the Series has visited the North Lanarkshire venue.

The Tour Series will get underway at Redditch in Worcestershire on Tuesday 9 May, finishing three weeks later in Stevenage on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 May.

Round One Tuesday 9 May Redditch
Round Two Thursday 11 May Stoke-on-Trent
Round Three Friday 12 May Northwich
Round Four Tuesday 16 May Wembley Park presented by Jurys Inn
Round Five Thursday 18 May Croydon
Round Six Saturday 20 May Bath
Round Seven Tuesday 23 May Motherwell
Round Eight Thursday 25 May Aberdeen
Round Nine Saturday 27 May Durham
Round Ten Monday 29 May Stevenage



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