Tyler Farrar heads London Nocturne elite men’s line-up

Garmin-Sharp man one of four WorldTour riders on start line

Garmin-Sharp’s Tyler Farrar heads the elite line-up for the London Nocturne, which takes place at Smithfield Market next Saturday (June 7).

Farrar and Garmin-Sharp team-mate Nathan Haas, who have been in action at the Giro d’Italia, will compete against the likes of defending champion Tom Scully (Madison-Genesis) on the 1.1-mile circuit.

Tyler Farrar will ride the London Nocturne less than a week of completing the Giro d’Italia (pic: Sirotti)

The American sprinter has finished in the top-ten on four stages so far and alongside Team Sky duo Josh Edmondson and Chris Sutton, the latter also fresh from the Giro, will represent the WorldTour teams on the start line.

Olympic champion Ed Clancy (Rapha Condor JLT), in-form Jon Mould (NFTO), British national criterium champion Russell Downing (NFTO) and last year’s British domestic number one Yanto Barker (Raleigh) are also confirmed for the elite men’s event.

The women’s event, meanwhile, will be headed by world team pursuit champion Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International).

The Scottish ace, who has won two rounds of the Matrix Fitness GP series, wears dossard number one in the absence of defending champion Hannah Barnes and last year’s runner-up Laura Trott.

Nevertheless, a strong line-up which also includes national cyclo-cross champion Helen Wyman (Matrix Fitness-Vulpine) is due on the Smithfield Market start line.

Alongside the elite races, the ever-popular Penny Farthing Race and Folding Bike Race return alongside, for the first time, a Barclays Cycle Hire Race.

The Condor Track Bike Criterium will include four touring Italian riders from Team Cinelli Chrome, while city firms and technology companies will do battle in the Ignitr City Criterium.

The Leigh Day Kermesse features 71 high-class amateur riders, while vintage bikes will be on show in the Brooks Retro Criterium.

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