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Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 8
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 6/7/2013
Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 8
 
2013 Daily Peloton

Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 8

Canary Wharf, 6 June 2013: Team UK Youth extend their lead in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series with an Individual win by Chris Opie and a further three of the top six places taken by teammates


Chris Opie took his first ever Pearl Izumi Tour Series victory, winning the bunch sprint at Canary Wharf, heading home Olympic Champion Ed Clancy and New Zealander Roman Van Uden. The Cornishman’s win, with teammates Marcin Bialoblocki, Tobyn Horton and Yanto Barker taking fourth, fifth and sixth to secure Team UK Youth’s fifth team win of the 2013 Series.

Chris Opie Tour Series

Chris Opie wins in Canary Wharf © Tour Series

The victory, combined with sixth place on the night for nearest challengers Team Raleigh, moved UK Youth ten points clear with four rounds, including the Grand Final double-header at Ipswich, remaining. Madison Genesis, who took victory in the night’s curtain raising Cyclist Magazine Canary Wharf Corporate Grand Prix alongside the Madison corporate team, lie third a further two points in arrears on 61.

Opie also took out the evening’s Costa Express Fastest Lap, recording a 1:13.3 on the final tour, and won the evening’s IG Sprint’s competition, with Raleigh’s Tom Scully remaining the overall leader and wearer of the IG Sprint jersey.

Chris opie Tom Scully Tour Series

Chris Opie & Tom Scully duel for the points © Tour Series

Chris opie Tom Scully Tour Series

Series Leaders Team UK Youth © Tour Series


The Pearl Izumi Tour Series, Round Eight Canary Wharf presented by Cyclist Magazine, Results

Round Eight Canary Wharf presented by Cyclist Magazine, Individual Result
1) Chris Opie, GBR, Team UK Youth
2) Ed Clancy, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT
3) Roman Van Uden, NZL, Node4 Giordana Racing
4) Marcin Bialoblocki, POL, Team UK Youth
5) Tobyn Horton, GBR, Team UK Youth
6) Yanto Barker, GBR, Team UK Youth
7) Dan Barry, NZL, Node4 Giordana Racing
8) David McGowan, GBR, Metaltek - Knights of Old
9) Jack Pullar, GBR, Madison Genesis
10) Tom Murray, GBR, Metaltek - Knights of Old

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

Team Standings, post-Round Eight
1) Team UK Youth, 73pts
2) Team Raleigh, 63pts
3) Madison Genesis, 61pts
4) Rapha Condor JLT, 57pts
5) Node4 Giordana Racing, 53pts
6) Metaltek - Knights of Old, 46pts
7) MG Maxifuel, 35pts
8) Team Hope Factory Racing, 21pts
9) Team IG Sigma Sport, 20pts
10) Spin Rotor - Primal - C-Originals, 11pts

IG Sprints winner Round Eight Canary Wharf presented by Cyclist Magazine: Chris Opie, GBR, Team UK Youth

Costa Express Fastest Lap Canary Wharf: Chris Opie, GBR, Team UK Youth, 1:13.3

IG Sprints standings, post-Round Eight
1) Tom Scully, NZL, Team Raleigh, 63pts
2) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT, 50pts
3) Alexandre Blain, FRA, Team Raleigh, 37pts



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 - complete

Round Four

 Friday 24th May

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion - complete

Round Five

Tuesday 28th May

Torquay, Devon - complete

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

Links

You can follow The Pearl Izumi Tour Series on Twitter @TourSeries or Facebook or via the official website at www.thetour.co.uk


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