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Stevenage will once again be hosting some of Britain's best male and female cyclists, as part of the OVO Energy Tour Series.

The ITV-4 televised event will see a full day of racing on a one-kilometre circuit around Old Town this May Bank Holiday (28th May, 2018).

The Tour Series is unique, with teams taking part battling for the overall title based on the performance of all five of their riders in each event.

Commenting on the return of the Series to Stevenage, Race Director Mick Bennett said: "Stevenage's Old Town provides a beautiful setting for an OVO Energy Tour Series round, so we're looking to returning once again on 28 May. We've always had great support from local residents and we're hoping that they come out in force to support the event once again this year. With a men's and women's race forming part of the night's schedule, it promises to be a fantastic evening of sporting action!"

Last year's men's race was won by Madison Genesis, whose rider Connor Swift claimed a memorable solo individual victory.

Meanwhile, Drops demonstrated their series-long dominance in the women's event, as Rebecca Durrell and Lucy Shaw finished one-two to help them win the night's team prize.

"It will be great to head back and race again in Stevenage," said Connor Swift. "Obviously the town has some very good memories for me; not just for the result, but also because of the support I received on the night. The course was lined with fans and the reception I got coming down the finishing straight was unreal!".

Rebecca Durrell, who now rides for Storey Racing, added: "It's great to hear that Stevenage is once again hosting a round of the OVO Energy Tour Series in 2018. The circuit is flat and fast, which makes it really exciting for both us riders and the spectators!"

 

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