The Tour Series – a world first for cycling

Posted: July 24, 2009 in cycling, Road
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2009 Tour Series Winners - Team Halfords Bikehut (Image by Joolze Dymond - www.joolzedymond.com)

2009 Tour Series Winners - Team Halfords Bikehut (Image by Joolze Dymond - http://www.joolzedymond.com)

Where in the world can you find a cycling racing series that relies on the team rather than on an individual performance? Well, in non other than the UK of course! The team at SweetSpot Group, the team behind The Tour of Britain, decided to revive the old city centre cycle racing that used to be the rage in the UK about 15-20 years ago and created The Tour Series. And boy, the teams taking part did not disappoint!

Throughout the 10-round series, all ten British-based teams battled for overall glory and gave the spectators and TV audiences wanting more on every evening of racing.

The bunch sprint in Southend

The bunch sprint at the final round in Southend (Image by Joolze Dymond - http://www.joolzedymond.com)

With spectator and TV viewing numbers in the hundreds of thousands, it looks like The Tour Series is set to come back in 2010 on an even bigger scale.

So mark your diaries for May and June next year and remember to look out for the best cycle racing the UK has ever seen.

Want to know the results from all ten rounds – then click here.

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