Welcome to Cycling Weekly’s coverage of the Tour Series 2011, which kicked off in Durham on Tuesday, May 24.

This page serves as a hub for all of our coverage of the 2011 event, from reports and exclusive rider blogs; from latest news to photo galleries from top cycling photographer Andy Jones.

Tour Series 2011: Race Introduction

Unlike the majority of other races, the Tour Series is primarily a team-based event, with the squad who has the lowest culmulative score for their first three riders across the line winning each round.

Individual glory is still on offer, and as such each race is battled out to the death, but the Tour Series requires even more teamwork and arguably greater tactical prowess than other events on the domestic calendar.

Consistency is also needed to take the overall victory; Rapha-Condor-Sharp have consistently taken individual and round victories, yet have never scored highly at all ten rounds.

Motorpoint won last year’s Tour Series, with the inaugural title going to Halfords BikeHut.

 Motorpoint win overall, Tour Series 2010 round 10 Woking

Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta, 2010 Tour Series winners

Tour Series 2011: Rounds

Round Date Location Winner/report Photos
One Tuesday, May 24 Durham Rapha-Condor-Sharp >>>>>
Two Thursday, May 26 Aberystwyth Rapha-Condor-Sharp >>>>>
Three Tuesday, May 31 Peterborough* Rapha-Condor-Sharp >>>>>
Four Thursday, June 2 Colchester Rapha-Condor-Sharp  
Five Tuesday, June 7 Stoke-on-Trent* Rapha-Condor-Sharp


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Six Thursday, June 9 Oldham* Endura Racing


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Seven Tuesday, June 14 Woking* Endura Racing


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Eight Thursday, June 16 Canary Wharf Motorpoint

 

(* Features a round of the Women’s Tour Series)

Tour Series 2011: Rider blogs


Round one, Durham: Ian Wilkinson (Endura Racing)



Round two, Aberystwyth: Andy Tennant (Rapha-Condor-Sharp)



Round three, Peterborough: Simon Wilson (Cycle Premier-Metaltek)



Round four, Colchester: Steve Lampier (Sigma Sport-Specialized)



Round five, Stoke-on-Trent: Jeroen Janssen (Team Raleigh)



Round six, Oldham: James Stewart (Team UK Youth)



Round seven, Woking: Chris Opie (Pendragon-Le Col-Colnago)



Round eight, Canary Wharf: Pete Williams (Motorpoint Pro Cycling)

Tour Series 2011: TV Coverage

ITV4 will once again be showing hour-long highlights of each round 24 hours after they take place.

Presented by Ned Boulting, viewers won’t miss a second of the important action, and will also see highlights of the Women’s GP Series, which will be held before the men’s race at Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent, Oldham and Woking.

Tour Series 2011, round one, Durham

ITV4 is available on Freeview (Channel 24), Freesat (Channel 117), Sky (Channel 120), Virgin Media (Channel 118) and online via www.itv.com/itv4.

The broadcaster’s on-demand service ITV Player service will also have the coverage available to watch online at a later date.

TV Schedule

Round Race date Location Highlights broadcast date Highlights repeat date
One Tuesday, May 24 Durham 8pm, Wednesday, May 25 11am, Thursday, May 26
Two Thursday, May 26 Aberystwyth 8pm, Friday, May 27 9.50am, Saturday, May 28
Three Tuesday, May 31 Peterborough 8pm, Wednesday, June 1 10.45am, Thursday, June 2
Four Thursday, June 2 Colchester 8pm, Friday, June 3 9.40am, Saturday, June 4
Five Tuesday, June 7 Stoke-on-Trent 8pm, Wednesday, June 8 11am, Thursday, June 9
Six Thursday, June 9 Oldham 8pm, Friday, June 10 11am, Saturday, June 11
Seven Tuesday, June 14 Woking 8pm, Wednesday, June 15 10.40am, Thursday, June 16
Eight Thursday, June 16 Canary Wharf 8pm, Friday, June 17 9.40am, Saturday, June 18

Tour Series 2011: Related links



Tour Series announces venues



Tour Series team announced



Gaywood gutted at Tour Series omission



Women’s Tour Series launched





Motorpoint looking to set things right in Tour Series week two


Tour Series 2011 round three photo gallery



Endura and Motorpoint vow to hit Rapha back at Tour Series



Herety: All to play for in the Tour Series



Garner not getting carried away before Women’s Tour Series finale



Wyman wins Women’s Tour Series

Tour Series 2011: Last year’s reports



Round one, Canary Wharf: First blood to Rapha in Tour Series round one



Round two, Durham: Elliott wins Tour Series round in Durham



Round three, Portsmouth: Bibby leads Motorpoint into Tour Series lead



Round four, Exeter: Rapha return to winning ways in Exeter



Round five, Southport: Blain wins Tour Series round five



Round six, Kettering: Kristian House helps Rapha-Condor-Sharp dominate Tour Series in Kettering



Round seven, Peterborough: Rapha dominates Peterborough Tour Series to take overall lead



Round eight, Stoke-on-Trent: Bibby takes second Tour Series victory



Round nine, Chester: Jack Bauer and Endura power to victory in Chester Tour Series round



Round ten, Woking: Motorpoint seals 2010 Tour Series Victory

Tour Series 2011: Miscellaneous



Halfords-BikeHut win Tour Series on final night