Lincoln chosen to host British Cycling road racing rounds

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Fierce British Cycling battles will be fought on the streets of Lincoln this summer as part of the city’s Festival of Cycling weekend.

Lincoln, which has a vibrant history of popular road cycling events, has been chosen to host the third and final round of this year’s HSBC UK Spring Cup Series and the opening round of the HSBC UK National Women’s Road Series on Sunday, May 13.

Large crowds are expected to line the streets to watch the star-studded races, which form part of the annual festival, between May 10 and May 13. 

Last year’s round of the men’s British Cycling event was won by JLT Condor’s Ian Bibby after a pulsating race through the historic city centre, while Bike Channel Canyon’s Rory Townsend claimed the overall series victory.

Alice Barnes of Drops Cycling was victorious in the women’s event, with Storey Racing’s Elizabeth Banks taking the overall series win.

Jonny Clay, British Cycling’s director of cycling, said:“It’s great to see a number of new races on this year’s road calendar, sitting alongside a host of incredibly popular and well-established events.

“The competition will no doubt be as fierce as ever, and I’m sure that all of the teams, riders and spectators are chomping at the bit to get started.”

The full Lincoln Festival of Cycling programme is expected to be released at a later date.