If you’re visiting London this weekend to watch the opening stage of the Tour of Britain in Westminster, set your alarm a bit earlier and catch the London Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the Elite Men?s Circuit Race Series, which is held on the same Westminster circuit as the Tour of Britain.
Over 80 entries have already been received for Sunday?s London Grand Prix. Two strong eight rider line-ups from Rapha?Condor?Recycling.co.uk and Pearl Izumi?Planet X?High 5 Racing Team dominate the entry list, with Graham Briggs, Simon Holt for the former and Jeroen Janssen for the latter all still in with a chance of claiming the Series crown.
Briggs and Holt lie second and third in the series, and with championship leader Dean Downing riding The Tour of Britain, it will be a chance for the two youngsters to overtake their team leader at the top of the standings
A number of other top names who will be appearing, among them is Liam Holohan, fresh from his runner up spot in the Salford Nocturne last weekend and Sport Beans? Marcin Bialoblocki, who has been in good form in the Premier Calendar this year.
Racing gets underway at 10.30am, with a limited number of entries available on the line for the event, which takes place over 55 minutes and five laps on the Westminster Circuit.
Full details of the route and the rider list can be found by visiting www.tourofbritain.co.uk
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