The classics are done, and the race season is about to kick off. Here are the May races you won’t want to miss 🚴 🚴
3-6 May — Tour de Yorkshire
This 4-day event sees some of the UK’s best domestic teams like JLT Condor, Canyon-Eisberg, Madison Genesis and One Pro Cycling lineup against giants like Team Sky and Movistar to tame the hills and dales of Yorkshire.
It’s Cav’s first comeback to racing after his awful crash at Milan San Remo so will be looking to test his legs ahead of the summer schedule.
There are men’s and women’s events, with extensive coverage of both featuring on ITV4. If it rains this bank holiday, tune in.
4-27 May — Giro d’Italia
Kicking off in Israel this year, often the hilliest and most unpredictable Grand Tour begins. Can Chris Froome add the Giro to his palmares or will he struggle to match his 2017 form. We can’t wait to find out…
It’s also a great chance to see some of the awesome paint jobs Colourburn studio have done for Astana making some moves on screen!
10-31 May — OVO Energy Tour Series
The 10th edition of the Tour Series will showcase exciting racing from both men and women across all 8 stages.
Defending champions JLT-Condor, so far on stellar form this year will be looking to defend their men’s title, whilst Trek-Drops will be looking to try and equal or better last year’s 4 wins across 8 races to again take the women’s title.
The grand final this year will be held in Salisbury, which is close enough to us here in Bristol to dust off the cowbells and attend in person!
Highlights will be shown on each following evening on ITV4.
14 May — Lincoln Grand Prix
The last race in the HSBC UK | Spring Cup Series will see riders head up north to enjoy the sites, sounds (and sausages?) of Lincoln. The series is tough and challenging and the title is still up for grabs.
A classy win in the 159km East Cleveland Klondike ride by Tom Pidcock has set the series up for an exciting finale. On top of the tree is Madison Genesis rider Jonathan McEvoy, but will he take the title? Find out in Lincoln this May!