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Pearl iZumi Tour Series 2016
May 12, 2016 - June 9, 2016
The Pearl Izumi Tour Series returns for its eighth season
The Tour Series was officially launched at the end of February 2016, and the ten venues revealed. This is the eighth season of this unique team-based cycle race series, were you will be able to watch some of Britain’s fastest teams compete. The circuit race format brings cycling to life on the roads and streets across Britain, giving cycling fans an unmissable chance to see all the action live and up close.
The women’s Series has been expanded for 2016 to take on six races running right up o the week before Britain’s largest women’s race, the Aviva Women’s Tour.
Fans will have the opportunity to get on their bikes and ride at Ramsey and Aberystwyth where the series becomes part of their weekend long cycle festivals. Cycling activities include Sportive and Grand Fondo events. You can find out more about the festivals at the abercyclefest and iomcyclefest websites.
For those who can’t make it to all the stages, don’t worry, ITV4 have it covered. Highlights of every event will again be shown on ITV4 in a one-hour highlights programme, screened the evening after each round.
How it works
Nine teams will battle it out over ten rounds, with each team picking five riders from a team of ten to race each round. The unique feature of the series is that it is about the teams. The rider that crosses the line in first position has glory of the individual win, but the team do not necessarily win the round. To bag the team win, the whole team of five must complete the race in the lowest cumulative time. In short, the fastest team wins the round.
- 12th Ramsey, Isle of Man (includes Team Time Trial)
- 17th Motherwell
- 19th Edinburgh
- 26th Redditch (includes Women’s Race)
- 27th Aberystwyth
- 31st Durham
- 2nd Stoke-on-Trent (includes Women’s Race)
- 6th Stevenage (includes Women’s Race)
- 7th Croydon (includes Women’s Race)
- 9th Portsmouth (includes Women’s Race)
Chain Reaction Cycles are proud to once again be an Official Partner of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in 2016. Keep an eye on the Pearl iZumi Tour Series webpage for all your Tour Series updates.