News: Tour Series 2018

As previewed a few weeks ago here on VeloUK, the Tour Series 2018 will be eight venues of which seven have been announced

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News: Tour Series 2018

As previewed a few weeks ago here the Tour Series 2018 will be eight venues of which seven have been announced. First run in 2009, kicking off in Milton Keynes, this season’s racing in the Tour Series will be the 10th year and every round will have men’s and women’s racing for the time.

The 2018 series will be:
10 May – Redditch, Worcestershire (Thursday)
15 May – Motherwell, Scotland (Tuesday)
17 May – Aberdeen, Scotland (Thursday)
22 May – Durham, (including men’s hill-climb) (Tuesday)
26 May – Aberystwyth, Wales (Saturday)
28 May – Stevenage, (including men’s team time trial) (Monday)
29 May – Wembley, (Tuesday)

Grand Final – Date and South of England location to be announced in due course

Chris Opie of Canyon Eisberg opened the series last year with a win at round 1, Redditch

For the second year running, Redditch will host the Series opener, with the challenging climb of Unicorn Hill likely to play a part in deciding which teams will claim the first jerseys of this year’s Series. Scotland will again host a pair of rounds, with Motherwell welcoming the Series for a fourth year on Tuesday 15 May and Aberdeen on Thursday 17 May, the latter of which will feature a women’s race for the first time to build on the success of 2017’s inaugural event.

Tuesday, May 20, will see both the men’s and women’s teams in action on the testing Durham circuit. In a Series first, the County Durham city will also hold a 500m men’s individual time trial up the cobbled South Street hill.

In 2017, Tom Pidcock made light work of Durham, winning the round whilst still a junior

After a year’s absence, Tour Series will return to Wales, with the popular Aberystwyth round taking place on a Saturday night for the first time, as a part of the Aberystwyth Cycle Festival, on 26 May. Stevenage retains its popular Whitsun Bank Holiday position on Monday 28 May, with a fan-friendly day of racing featuring a two-lap men’s team time trial in addition to the two circuit races.

Riders will then take a short hop to Wembley for the penultimate event on Tuesday 29 May, where they will tackle a challenging new circuit that finishes alongside Arena Square and the imposing backdrop of Wembley Stadium. The Series’ visit to Wembley Park is the only round in London in 2018. The grand final round is at a venue and on a date yet to be announced.







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