People line Stevenage High Street to catch Pearl Izumi Tour Series as Alice Barnes wins women’s race

Turning into Basils Road on the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Stevenage Old Town.

Turning into Basils Road on the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Stevenage Old Town. - Credit: Archant

Stevenage High Street has been lined with people this evening to cheer on cyclists in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, with Alice Barnes taking the win in the women’s race.

Camps Hill Cheerleaders

Camps Hill Cheerleaders - Credit: Archant

Children and adults alike had a chance to ride the circular route looping round the High Street and Church Lane, with the Camps Hill Cheerleaders among those to entertain the crowds.

Racing started in earnest at 6.30pm, as a large field of female cyclists got in the saddle for the multi-lapped road race.

Alice Barnes celebrates her Stevenage stage win in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series. Picture: @TourSeries

Alice Barnes celebrates her Stevenage stage win in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series. Picture: @TourSeries - Credit: Archant

After a series of unsuccesful attempts to break from the main field, it was Alice Barnes of Drops Cycling who eventually stole a lead and one that she saw through to the finish.

Her teammates Rebecca Durrell and Laura Massey helped Drops Cycling to a top three clean sweep, while Nikki Juniper of Team Ford Eco Boost was the sprint winner.


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The men’s twilight race is imminent – starting at 8.30pm before podium presentations at 10pm.

Stevenage High Street will remain closed until midnight.

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