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Tour Series venues announced

The 2011 Tour Series has been downsized to eight venues after Chester and Kettering withdrew as host towns.

Durham hosts the series opener on Tuesday May 24 before Aberystwyth becomes the first ever Welsh venue two days later. 

Oldham, the setting for round six on Thursday June 9, also hosts the Tour Series for the first time. Canary Wharf, the venue for last year’s first round, is the setting for the series finale on Thursday June 16.

Nine teams will contest the series – CyclePremier.com-Metaltek, 
Endura Racing

, Motorpoint, Pendragon-Le Col-Colnago

, Rapha-Condor-Sharp, 

Sigma Sport-Specialized, 

Team Raleigh

, Team UK Youth, Twenty3c-Orbea

Wilier-GoSelfDrive.com

.

Felt-Colbournes, Corley Cycles and Team Herbalife Wheelbase will race two rounds as guest teams. 

The women’s Tour Series will feature four rounds alongside the men’s racing in Peterborough, Stoke, Oldham and Woking.

Tour Series dates

Round one – Durham – Tuesday May 24

Round two – Aberystwyth – Thursday May 26
Round three – Peterborough – Tuesday May 31
Round four – Colchester – Thursday June 2

Round five – Stoke-on-Trent – Tuesday June 7
Round six – Oldham – Thursday June 9
Round seven – Woking – Tuesday June 14
Round eight – Canary Wharf – Thursday June 16

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