More than one prize will be at stake for some of the riders competing in the Maldon Dengie Tour, the opening round of British Cycling’s Premier Calendar series on Sunday (1).
Riders who completed the early-season Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race and the Wally Gimber Trophy events, and who finish Sunday’s Maldon Dengie Tour, will be in the running for the Rouleur King of the Early Classics trophy.
The title, supported by Rumm Employment Law, will be handed to the rider with the highest aggregate score after finishing all three events.
Ian Cleverly of Rouleur said: “We have been supporters of Alan Rosner’s Dengie race since it began and it’s an event we are proud to be associated with. It’s great to see it grow so fast and now attract the biggest teams in domestic racing as a Premier Calendar event.
“The Maldon Dengie Tour, in conjunction with the historic early season races of the Jock Wadley and the Wally Gimber, makes a tough trio of races. The winner of the Rouleur King of the Early Season Classics will be a hardman indeed – just the kind of guy we like!”
A distinctive winner’s trophy will feature a Belgian cobble mounted on an engraved plinth. Rumm Employment Law will offer £100 prize.
Points will be awarded to the top 20 finishers of the Maldon Dengie Trophy, providing they have finished the two regional classics.
Matt Jones (Team Corley Cycles-RT Blue), the winner of the Wally Gimber Trophy, leads the standings after two events.