Colchester rules out Tour Series return in 2015

Council bosses say the town will not bid to host a stage of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in 2015 due to the cost of staging the event.

Colchester Council has ruled out the possibility of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in 2015, due to financial constraints.

The town hosted a stage in every year between 2009-2013, but council bosses decided against bringing the race back in 2014, with the £75,000 costs proving a stumbling block.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.