Tour Series: Opening Round in Guisborough 

After hosting the Tour Series for the first time in 2021, a town well known for its love of cycling, Guisborough, will host the opening round of the Tour Series for the second year running on Bank Holiday Monday (2 May)

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Tour Series: Opening Round in Guisborough 

Guisborough will host the opening round of the Tour Series for the second year running when it welcomes to the UK’s leading televised cycle race series on Bank Holiday Monday (2 May).

Matt Gibson solo’d to victory at Guisborough in 2021

The market town hosted the first-ever Yorkshire round of the team-based series in August 2021, which saw dramatic victories for eventual men’s champions Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling and the talented Great Britain Under-23 women’s team.

Following a day of community-focused events, the professionals will battle it out for glory on the same 1.3-kilometre (0.8-mile) circuit centred around the historic Westgate, Gisborough Priory and St Nicholas Church. Highlights of the event will again be broadcast on ITV4. Mick Bennett, Tour Series race director, said: “Guisborough will always hold a special place in our hearts because it hosted the first Tour Series round after the COVID-enforced break. The welcome everybody in the town gave us was truly uplifting and unforgettable.

Eluned King wins the sprint in the Women’s event at Guisborough

“The Tour Series teams are always eager to hit the ground running, so I know this year’s Guisborough round will produce a thrilling, free-to-watch spectacle from lights out to chequered flag on the May Bank Holiday Monday.”

The Tour Series’ return to Guisborough will be the first of two major cycling events to take place in the borough of Redcar & Cleveland this year: stage four of the Tour of Britain, the UK’s most prestigious cycle race, will start in nearby Redcar on Wednesday 7 September before heading south into North Yorkshire.

Last year’s Guisborough round was the first Tour Series event to take place in over 800 days owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 4,000 attended, with a peak audience of 219,000 viewers watching the series’ ITV4 highlights programme.

Guisborough joins Sunderland on the 2022 Tour Series schedule, with the northeast city also holding a round for the second successive year, this time on Tuesday 10 May. Details of the next round to join Guisborough and Sunderland on the Tour Series calendar will be made later this week.

RESULTS FROM 2021

Individual Classification
1. Eluned King Great Britain
2. Jo Tindley Pro-Noctis-Redchilli Bikes-Heidi Kjeldsen
3. Ellen McDermott Team Boompods
4. Abi Smith Great Britain
5. Harriet Dodd Team LDN-Brother UK
6. Samantha Stuart Crimson Orientation Marketing RT
7. Megan Barker CAMS – Basso
8. Amelia Sharpe Great Britain
9. Sophie Thackray CAMS – Basso
10. Frankie Morgans-Slader AWOL OShea

Women’s team result: 1. Great Britain 15pts
Brother UK Fastest Lap: Abi Smith, Great Britain, 1:53.971
Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition: Jo Tindley, Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 14pts

MEN
1. Matt Gibson Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
2. Joe Holt Wales Racing Academy
3. Leon Mazzone Crimson Orientation Marketing RT
4. Isaac Mundy Richardsons Trek DAS
5. Charles Page Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
6. Blake Quick TRINITY Racing
7. Owain Roberts Wales Racing Academy
8. Andy Tennant Canyon dhb SunGod
9. Matt King Team PB Performance
10. Reece Wood Canyon dhb SunGod

Men’s team result: 1. Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 13pts
Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition: Matt Gibson, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 18pts
Brother UK Fastest Lap: Finn Crockett, GBR, Scotland, 1:42.407

 



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