Cycling Scotland Ingliston Criterium Series 2007 Preview
Six race series begins April 12
Royal Highland Showground hosts Round 1 Entry "on the line" only, no pre-entry
2007 Ingliston Criterium Series sponsored by Cycling Scotland kicks off on
Thursday 12 April at the Royal Highland Showground just west of Edinburgh.
Now in its 9th season and this year expanded to 6 events, the
series is expected to attract many of Scotlandís top elite, women and
junior riders. Established professional riders such as Alex Coutts, Evan
Oliphant, Jack Woodward and last yearís Premier Series winner Gary Hand
have cut their teeth at these events before going on to bigger things. In
the female category, British team members Jo Cavill and Kate Cullen
(Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist) have also been frequent entrants.
successful formula for the series events which regularly attract fields of
around 90 riders, is the same as in previous years with entry on the line
only. A new development for this series is to hold two events on Saturdays.
The first of these on 28 April will feature a womenís only race. The final
round on Saturday 26 May will host the Scottish Youth Criterium
Championships. The other rounds will be held on Thursdays April 12, and 19
and May 3 and 10, starting at 18.30
series which is promoted by Edinburgh RC-The Bicycleworks/Hilton Edinburgh
Grosvenor offers a prize fund valued around £1000. In addition to the main
sponsor, Cycling Scotland, support has been provided by Pedal power, ISO,
and David Banns Restaurant.
and people interested in taking up cycle racing are welcome at the events.
Admission is free.
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