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Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 5
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/28/2013
Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 5
 
2013 Daily Peloton

Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 - Round 5

Torquay 28 May 2013: Ed Clancy pips Dean Downing on the line in Torquay take back to back wins.


Ed Clancy took his second consecutive Pearl Izumi Tour Series win at Round Five in Torquay, pipping Dean Downing after battling through from eight back in the sprint out of the final corner.

Ed Clancy wins in Torquay Tour Series

Ed Clancy wins in Torquay © Tour Series

Clancy gave Downing further reason to be aggrieved, as he draws level with the Madison Genesis rider as the most successful individual in Pearl Izumi Tour Series history, with both riders on five wins a piece since the unique team based Series was created in 2009.

Downing hit out with 250 metres to go, but the double Olympic Champion pegged him back, taking the lead just feet from the finish line.  There was consolation for the Madison Genesis team however, as they finished third behind Team UK Youth on the night to move into second in the standings.

Aberystwyth

Ed Clancy © Tour Series

UK Youth stretch their Series lead to five points, with Madison Genesis one ahead of Team Raleigh and Rapha Condor JLT a further two in arrears in fourth.

For the first time in the 2013 Pearl Izumi Tour Series the field remained together throughout the race held on South Devon’s Beautiful Bay.  With five laps to go Rapha Condor JLT hit the front and began to wind up the pace with Team UK Youth taking over in their red Pearl Izumi Tour Series leader’s jersey.

Wilkinson led the sprint out from the final hairpin, but as he began to fade Downing took over, only for Clancy to slide past in the closing metres having battled his way through the pack.

Behind the leading duo, Liam Stones picked up an excellent third for MG Maxifuel, helping them to fourth on the night, with Chris Opie and Wilkinson taking fourth and fifth to help Team UK Youth to team victory.

Clancy also once again took the Costa Express Fastest Lap on the final tour of the Torquay event, while Alexandre Blain retained the IG Sprints jersey, winning the IG Sprint competition in Round Five to end the night seven points clear in the standings.


The Pearl Izumi Tour Series, Round Five Torquay, Provisional Results

Round Five Torquay, Individual Result
1) Ed Clancy, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT
2) Dean Downing, GBR, Madison Genesis
3) Liam Stones, GBR, MG Maxifuel
4) Chris Opie, GBR, Team UK Youth
5) Ian Wilkinson, GBR, Team UK Youth
6) Felix English, IRL, Rapha Condor JLT
7) Alex Peters, GBR, Madison Genesis
8) Tom Scully, NZL, Team Raleigh
9) Alexandre Blain, FRA, Team Raleigh
10) Will Bjergfelt, GBR, MG Maxifuel

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

Team Standings, post-Round Five
1) Team UK Youth, 46pts
2) Madison Genesis, 41pts
3) Team Raleigh, 40pts
4) Rapha Condor JLT, 38pts
5) Node4 Giordana Racing, 28pts
6) Metaltek - Knights of Old, 25pts
7) MG Maxifuel, 22pts
8) Team IG Sigma Sport, 15pts
9) Team Hope Factory Racing, 12pts
10) Spin Rotor - Primal - C-Originals, 7pts

IG Sprints winner Round Five Torquay: Alexandre Blain, FRA, Team Raleigh

Costa Express Fastest Lap Torquay: Ed Clancy, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT, 2:15.05

IG Sprints standings, post-Round Five
1) Alexandre Blain, FRA, Team Raleigh, 37pts
2) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT, 30pts
3) Tom Scully, NZL, Team Raleigh, 28pts



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

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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