Metaltek-Knights of Old dreaming big after strong Tour Series

Metaltek team winners, Tour Series 2013, round seven, Redditch

Metaltek-Knights of Old may have been the surprise package of this year's Pearl Izumi Tour Series, but team owner Andy Swain says he expected his squad to compete with the big name outfits.

Having taken their first ever round victory of the series in Redditch, Swain's team comfortably finished sixth overall, 15 points ahead of nearest rivals MG-Maxifuel and two places ahead of UCI continental team IG-Sigma Sport. 

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.