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Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 3
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/21/2013
Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 3
2013 Daily Peloton

Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 3

Stoke-on-Trent 21 May 2013: Team UK Youth take Series lead after individual win for Barker in Stoke-on-Trent

Team UK Youth overhauled Team Raleigh to move in to the lead of The Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday night under the watchful gaze of team owner and Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell. Captain Yanto Barker took his second individual victory of the season, to help Team UK Youth to their first team win of 2013 and with it the Series lead and the five red Pearl Izumi jerseys.

Yanto Barker Tour Series

Yanto Barker © Tour Series

Barker held off Dean Downing and teammate Tobyn Horton for the win, as Madison Genesis also put in an impressive team race to take second on the night with all five of their riders finishing in the top twenty, while despite placing four riders in the top ten, Rapha Condor JLT could only come third.

Previous leaders Team Raleigh, the winners of Rounds One and Two in Kirkcaldy and Durham, were badly effected by crashes, with debutant Eric Berthou their top man in twelfth, losing the jerseys to UK Youth on countback.

Five riders had shaped the race, going clear and building a maximum lead of just under 30 seconds.  Liam Holohan, Gruff Lewis, Tobyn Horton, Felix English and Lachlan Norris worked well together, but then in a frentic five-minute period were reeled in after a concerted effort from Team UK Youth and Madison Genesis as crashes split the main field.

Raleigh were the main casualties, handing the advantage to UK Youth who drew level on points thanks to the finishes of Barker, Horton and seventh placed Ian Wilkinson, taking the lead thanks to having taken team victory on the night.

Madison Genesis also moved to within two points of the lead, with 2011 Champions Rapha Condor JLT just a further two in arrears. There was also an excellent result for Metaltek – Knights of Old’s Welsh duo of Dale Appleby and Gruff Lewis, finishing eight and eleventh to help their team to a surprise fourth on the night, with the next race coming in Lewis’ hometown of Aberystwyth.

Kiwi Tom Scully did provide some reward for Raleigh, taking over the IG Sprints Jersey from Kristian House with a six point lead, while Barker’s last lap effort ensured the Costa Express Fastest Lap went to Team UK Youth for the third successive race.

Round Four of the Series takes place in Aberystwyth as a part of the Aberystwyth Cycle Fest on Friday 24th May.

Round Three Stoke-on-Trent, Individual Result
1) Yanto Barker, GBR, Team UK Youth
2) Dean Downing, GBR, Madison Genesis
3) Tobyn Horton, GBR, Team UK Youth
4) Andy Tennant, GBR, Madison Genesis
5) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT
6) Felix English, IRL, Rapha Condor JLT
7) Ian Wilkinson, GBR, Team UK Youth
8) Dale Appleby, GBR, Metaltek - Knights of Old
9) James McCallum, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT
10) Ed Clancy, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT

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

Team Standings, post-Round Three
1) Team UK Youth, 26pts
2) Team Raleigh, 26pts
3) Madison Genesis, 24pts
4) Rapha Condor JLT, 22pts
5) Node4 Giordana Racing, 20pts
6) Metaltek - Knights of Old, 14pts
7) Team Hope Factory Racing, 11pts
8) MG Maxifuel, 10pts
9) Team IG Sigma Sport, 8pts
10) Spin Rotor - Primal - C-Originals, 3pts

IG Sprints winner Round Three Stoke-on-Trent: Tom Scully, NZL, Team Raleigh

Costa Express Fastest Lap Stoke-on-Trent: Yanto Barker, GBR, Team UK Youth, 1:31.0

IG Sprints standings, post-Round Three
1) Tom Scully, NZL, Team Raleigh, 24pts
2) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT, 18pts
3) Felix English, IRL, Rapha Condor JLT, 12pts

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

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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