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Tour Series cycling to return to Durham.

Top cyclists will go wheel to wheel on the cobbled streets of Durham for not one, but three exciting races as the Tour Series returns.

In an evening of exciting sporting action on 22 May 2018 the men's criterium will be joined by the Tour's first ever hill climb race - a gruelling 500m up the cobbles of South Street - and a new race pitting some of the country's finest female riders against each other.

Now in its tenth season, The Tour Series - which is organised by the team behind the Tour of Britain - is a unique team-based, televised series of city centre cycle races.

Durham has hosted the Tour's men's races since 2010, and previous contests have seen stars such as Olympic, World and European team pursuit champion Ed Clancy, Teesside's Harry Tanfield - who this week won a Commonwealth Games silver medal - and UCI Road World Championships junior time trial champion Tom Pidcock battling it out for one hour of racing, plus 5 laps.

Last year thousands of spectators lined the criterium's course as riders rode laps of Cross Street, South Street, Grove Street and Margery Lane, at up to 50 kilometres per hour.

The historic city will play host to both rounds four and five of the men's ten race series, and a round of the women's series, on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Details of the teams and riders for this year's race will be announced in the coming weeks.

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