Published: 14 March 2013
British Cycling athletes will be amongst a strong line-up of cycling talent when The Tour Series reaches the climax of its fifth season of racing in East Anglia this June, as Aylsham, Norfolk and Ipswich, Suffolk make their debuts as venues.
The events in Aylsham and Ipswich will go back to back on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June, making for a spectacular and action packed double hit of top-class cycle racing in both counties for fans to enjoy.
Great Britain Cycling Team athletes Ed Clancy, Ross Edgar and Andy Tennant are expected to compete in the series with their respective teams.
The Tour Series is a unique team based series, pitting ten of Britain’s leading teams against each other, with the all-important team victory on the night being the ultimate goal in the eleven round series.
“We are very happy to be continuing our partnership with Adnams, Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council in 2013, this time through The Tour Series,” said race director Mick Bennett.
“Spectators across East Anglia can look forward to two exciting events, and can look forward to this year’s Tour Series Champions being crowned in Ipswich on the Friday night.”
The Tour Series celebrates its fifth season of competition in 2013. Past winners of the unique competition include Team Halfords Bikehut (2009), Motorpoint Marshalls Pasta (2010), Rapha Condor Sharp (2011) and Endura Racing (2012).
Southend-on-Sea, Woking, Canary Wharf and Stoke-on-Trent have previously hosted the final round of The Tour Series in previous seasons.
Aylsham and Ipswich join Kirkcaldy, Redditch, Torquay and Colchester as rounds officially announced by organisers SweetSpot Group, with the full 2013 calendar to be revealed next week.