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2022 Tour Series has its first confirmed venue in Sunderland

The truncated 2021 Tour Series paid a visit to Sunderland for one of its races. Today, the Tour Series announces that it will be returning in 2022 as well. The best racers in the British peloton will be paying a visit on 10th May 2022. The evening of races generated over £70,000 for the local economy.

CAMS Basso’s Megan Barker wins
Photo Credit: Will Palmer/SWpix.com

In last year’s race, we saw CAMS-Basso rider Megan Barker take the victory in the women’s race. She beat future national circuit champion Jo Tindley on the night in a tight sprint finish. William Roberts won the men’s event for the Wales Racing Academy. He finished over a second ahead of Ollie Rees and Joe Holt. The Tour Series is a team-based competition though, so CAMS-Basso and Canyon dhb SunGod took the main team wins on the night.

Highlights of the 2022 race will be broadcast on ITV4.

The Tour of Britain has also confirmed that it is going to Sunderland in 2022. This is the first time that a Tour Series venue will also be a Tour of Britain stage host in the same year.

Sunderland Women’s Race 2021
Photo Credit: Will Palmer/SWpix.com

“Sunderland gave the Tour Series an unforgettable welcome in 2021, as the city generated a carnival-like atmosphere throughout the whole day of community activities and thrilling cycle racing. We cannot wait to return there this year – especially as the Tour Series will be a great appetiser for the Tour of Britain stage finish in the city later on in 2022!”

Mick Bennett, Tour Series race director

This year’s Tour Series will get underway on Monday 2 May, as the series returns to its traditional calendar period for the first time since 2019.  Details of further venues will be announced over the next few weeks.