U23 men's road series launched in the UK to offer greater opportunities for young riders

Riders and teams have long since called for a similar series to be set up

U23 racing at 2021 Worlds in Flancders
(Image credit: Getty)

British Cycling have announced the launch of a pilot national road series for U23 male riders.

The five-part series will begin in mid-April and conclude at the end of August with an overall series winner crowned.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.