Fast cyclists to return to Peterborough in June

Last year's  Pearl Izumi Tour Series race in Peterborough

Last year's Pearl Izumi Tour Series race in Peterborough

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Some of the fastest cyclists in Britain will speed through Peterborough city centre this summer as the Tour Series returns.

The annual race will be making a sixth appearance in Peterborough on Tuesday, June 9.

Previous races have seen Olympic champions racing along Bridge Street, Bourges Boulevard and through Cathedral Square.

This year brand new Team WIGGINS formed by 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins and the ONE Pro Cycling team of England cricketer Matt Prior join the list of entrants.

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series visits 10 locations across the country - from the Isle of Wight to Durham.

Peterborough will host the ninth round of the championship this year. All 10 rounds will receive television coverage on ITV4.

Mick Bennett, Race Director of Series organisers SweetSpot said: “The season ahead is certainly going to be highly-competitive and we look forward to what will be an action packed five weeks of competition with Britain’s fastest teams vying for the title.”