Th OVO Energy Tour Series concludes in Salisbury tonight.(31st)
Salisbury will show the world that it is open for business following the nerve agent attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal back in March, by hosting the Grand Final of the OVO Energy Tour Series on Thursday (31 May).
The 10th edition of Britain’s leading televised cycle race series has also been the closest ever, with three out of our four main competitions still up for grabs in the Cathedral City.
The 1.2-kilometre circuit in Salisbury is the only new course on the 2018 calendar, with riders passing by such sites as Salisbury’s Grade II-listed Guildhall and Poultry Cross.
Commenting on the Series’ visit to Salisbury, Race Director Mick Bennett said: “Given the grandeur and the history of Salisbury, not to mention the stunning backdrop of the city’s Guildhall that riders will pass repeatedly, I cannot think of a more fitting place to host the Grand Final of the 10th edition of the OVO Energy Tour Series.
“I’m excited to see how Britain’s best teams respond to the challenge of a new circuit, especially when the Series titles will be on the line. It promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment – and it’s completely free for spectators!”
OVO Energy Tour Series standings ahead of Thursday’s Grand Final.
Women’s Team Standings.
1) Team Breeze, 61pts
2) NJC-Biemme-Echelon, 58pts
3) Storey Racing, 57pts
4) Team OnForm, 43pts
5) Trek-Drops, 31pts
Eisberg Sprints Leader, post Round Seven
Nikki Juniper, GBR, NJC-Biemme-Echelon, 77pts
Men’s Team Standings.
1) Canyon Eisberg, 80pts
2) Madison Genesis, 79pts
3) JLT Condor, 74pts
4) Team WIGGINS, 62pts
5) ONE Pro Cycling, 60pts
Eisberg Sprints Leader.
Matt Gibson, GBR, JLT Condor, 68pts
GRAND FINAL – SALISBURY Thursday 31 May
SUPPORT RACES AND ACTIVITIES 13:00
OVO ENERGY TOUR SERIES WOMEN’S RACE 18:00
OVO ENERGY TOUR SERIES MEN’S RACE 20:00
PODIUM CELEBRATIONS 21:15
Free parking at all park and ride sites also will be running free services later than usual. The last free bus will leave the coach park in Mill Stream Approach at 11pm.