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2013 Tour Series Round Two Report & Results
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/17/2013
2013 Tour Series Round Two Report & Results
2013 Daily Peloton

Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013

Durham 16 May 2013: Team Raleigh retain the lead after Round Two of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series while Kristian House took the individual win for Rapha Condor JLT.

Kristian House took victory for the second successive year on Durham’s difficult circuit, soloing ahead of another winning team performance by Team Raleigh in The Pearl Izumi Tour Series. House bridged a gap to counter Ian Bibby’s move, then going clear alone for a lead that was never completely closed down despite the determination of the chasing group led by Raleigh and Team UK Youth.

Kristian House Tour Series

Kristian House © Tour Series

The former British Road Race Champion now has an enviable record of second, sixth, first and first from his four visits to Durham in The Pearl Izumi Tour Series.  The Rapha Condor JLT rider also took the IG Sprints prize on the night and with it the lead in the IG Sprints standings.

Team Ralieigh

Team Raliegh, leaders aftr Round 2 © Tour Series

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series lead remains Raleigh, who hold a four-point lead over Team UK Youth. In third spot is Madison Genesis, who recorded their best ever Pearl Izumi Tour Series result with second on the night.

A gradual whittling down of the field over the opening laps steadily reduced the peloton, with the first move of real significance being Madison Genesis’ Bibby going clear.  House, who had been at the front of the peloton throughout countered, crossing to Bibby ahead of the third and final IG Sprint, with the pair briefly circulating together. Mechanical woes shed Bibby from the lead, although such was the relentless nature of House’s riding he seemed destined to end in front alone, in a repeat of 2012.

Behind the lone leader a group of around 20 riders were engaged in an ultimately fruitless pursuit, led by Raleigh and UK Youth.  With four of their red-clad riders in the pack, Team Raleigh took a fifth, sixth, seventh for a second team victory of the week ahead of Madison Genesis, helped by top ten’s for Bibby and Andy Tennant.

Round Three of the Series takes place in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday 21May.

Round Two Durham, Individual Result
1) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT
2) Tobyn Horton, GBR, Team UK Youth
3) Roman Van Uden, NZL, Node4 Giordana Racing
4) Andy Tennant, GBR, Madison Genesis
5) Tom Scully, NZL, Team Raleigh
6) Evan Oliphant, GBR, Team Raleigh
7) Lachlan Norris, AUS, Team Raleigh
8) Ian Bibby, GBR, Madison Genesis
9) Steve Lampier, GBR, Node4 Giordana Racing
10) Richard Handley, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT

Round Two Durham, Team Result
1) Team Raleigh
2) Madison Genesis
3) Node4 Giordana Racing
4) Team UK Youth
5) Rapha Condor JLT
6) Team Hope Factory Racing
7) MG Maxifuel
8) Team IG Sigma Sport
9) Metaltek - Knights of Old
10) Spin Rotor - Primal - C-Originals

Team Standings, post-Round Two
1) Team Raleigh, 20pts
2) Team UK Youth, 16pts
3) Madison Genesis, 15pts
4) Node4 Giordana Racing, 15pts
5) Rapha Condor JLT, 14pts
6) MG Maxifuel, 8pts
7) Metaltek - Knights of Old, 7pts
8) Team Hope Factory Racing, 7pts
9) Team IG Sigma Sport, 6pts
10) Spin Rotor - Primal - C-Originals, 2pts

IG Sprints winner Round Two Durham: Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT

Costa Express Fastest Lap Durham: Niklas Gustavsson, SWE, Team UK Youth, 2:15.1

IG Sprints standings, post-Round Two
1) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT, 14pts
2) Tom Scully, NZL, Team Raleigh, 14pts
3) Alexandre Blain, FRA, Team Raleigh, 11pts
4) Mike Northey, NZL, Node4 Giordana Racing, 7pts
5) Roman Van Uden, NZL, Node4 Giordana Racing, 7pts

About The Pearl Izumi Tour Series

2013 will be the fifth season of The Pearl Izumi Tour Series, a unique team based, televised city centre cycling series organised by SweetSpot Group Ltd, the company behind the organisation and promotion of The Tour of Britain.  The Pearl Izumi Tour Series brings together the very best in British professional teams and riders, competing on town and city-centre circuits in front of packed crowds as a part of a full day of cycling activities.

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013

Round One

Tuesday 14th  May

Kirkcaldy, Fife - complete

Round Two

Thursday 16th May

Durham, County Durham - complete

Round Three

 Tuesday 21st May

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Round Four

 Friday 24th May

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Round Five

Tuesday 28th May

Torquay, Devon

Round Six

 Thursday 30th May

Colchester, Essex

Round Seven

Tuesday 4th June

Redditch, Worcestershire

Round Eigh

t Thursday 6th June

Canary Wharf, London

Round Nine

 Tuesday 11th June

Woking, Surrey

Round Ten

 Thursday 13th June

Aylsham, Norfolk

Round Eleven

 Friday 14th June

Ipswich, Suffolk


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