If April was for Ardennes, then May was for manic street racing as our attentions turned to the Giro d’Italia and the Tour Series.
We’ve already wrapped up all the action from the Giro d’Italia, so now’s the time to look what’s been happening away from Six Day.
Britain in May and June, for the last eight years has meant criterium-style racing around the nation’s towns and cities for ten evenings across a four week period.
This year all the action was focussed in May, with Six Day Series rider Sebastian Mora Vedri romping to victory in the sprinters points competition.
The Spaniard led the competition from start to finish, wrapping up the jersey with two rounds left to ride as he won the points competition on five of the ten race nights.
Mora Vedri’s Raleigh GAC Team also saw Yoeri Havik riding, as well as Six Day London’s Talent Cup winner Grant Martin.
In the women’s competition there was a race victory for Katie Archibald in round two, having already finished second in the round one event, ahead of Elinor Barker in third.
Round five saw Neah Evans finish second for Storey Racing, and she backed that up with a third in round six, while her compatriot Archiibald came back in round seven with a third place, before leading her team to a time trial victory in round eight and taking third on the final individual race – again one place ahead of Barker.
Over in America there were Tours of California for both men and women, as their respective WorldTour’s continued apace.
In the women’s race Giorgia Bronzini got onto the podium in stage three, before signing off from the week with a win in stage four to seal a 38th place finish overall.
While in the men’s competition Jon Dibben got his first ever WorldTour victory, in his first season with Team Sky, as he won the stage six time trial by seven seconds to finish 50th in the general classification.