Elite Road Series to replace British Cycling’s Premier Calendar

The British Premier Calendar race series will be rebranded and revamped for 2014 as part of British Cycling’s ongoing plans to support the domestic racing scene.

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This means that the competition will be renamed the Elite Road Series, and will consist of the Spring Cup, between the first weekend of April and second weekend in May, and the GP Series that spans July and August.

Both series have their own individual and team classification, and those rankings will also be combined to give an overall series winner and best team.

The Lincoln Grand Prix (May 11) looks set to be the final round of the Spring Cup, while newer, BC-organised races such as the Leicester Castle Classic and UCS Ipswich and Coastal GP, are likely to feature in the GP Series.

For more on this story, see this week’s Cycling Weekly magazine (October 3 2013 issue).