British Cycling National Road Series - East Cleveland Klondike
The British Cycling National Road Series kicked off in style back in April at the East Cleveland Klondike, despite the cold and windy conditions.
For the men’s peloton, it was the third edition of the hard, lumpy 169.1km race - a route which has proved unpredictable, with both a small group and a reduced bunch sprint powering to the line in previous years. Tom Pidcock, defending champion was not in action, but with Tour of Britain points up for grabs, as well as a brand new series to conquer this season, the racing was fierce.
Take a look at the highlights, broadcast on Eurosport.
For the women, it was the first ever edition of the race and a welcome addition to the calendar. Taking on the same laps as the men’s peloton, the women raced 111km on lumpy, tough terrain. The 2018 Women’s Road Series champion Sophie Wright has stepped up to World Tour level, racing for Bigla Cycling, but there was no absence of talent - Anna Henderson, second last season by just one point, world and Olympic track champion Elinor Barker and Britain’s most successful Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey were all in action, in a stacked women’s field.
Catch up on all the highlights here, broadcast on Eurosport.