Alba Series closes with spectacular breakaway

Alba Series closes with spectacular breakaway


The Scottish Cycling Alba Road Race Series came to a close at the weekend (23rd July), with the riders battling it out from the start to claim the winner’s jersey at Tour of the Glens.

It was John Archibald, Pro Vision Scotland who came out on top, in the final round and the overall competition, after a spectacular breakaway for 100km of the 125km race – finishing in 3 hours 16 minutes and 57 seconds.

Harry Tanfield, BIKE Channel Canyon came across the line with Evan Oliphant, Wheelbase Altura, just 1 minute and 44 seconds later taking the round 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

The final event, organized by Dundee Thistle, had a full field with 56 riders taking to the start line – and 29 finishing the race overall.

The route opened with 5 laps of a small circuit covering the opening miles around Lintrathen reservoir and then moved North over the main climb over Kilry moors to then cover two laps of a larger circuit around Mount Blair before returning to finish on Backwater Reservoir dam wall – taking in some spectacular scenery along the way.

However, once the overall results were totted up it was John Archibald’s teammate Rob Friel who took second place in the series standings, with Harry Tanfield BIKE Channel Canyon in third place.

The Series has taken Scotland’s best riders from Strathaven, to Garelochead, Callander, Lanark and Blairgowrie this year. Scottish Cycling would like to thank all clubs and organisers for their commitment in delivering the series. We look forward to next year!

Full series table to follow.