Price hoping to get it right to boost Gibb
CITY cyclist Ben Price is hoping to boost the PremierCycle.com - Metaltek team’s hopes of providing the winner on Tuesday.
Price, who lives near to the city centre, did not ride in the opening four races of the Tour Series but competed in Southport and Kettering earlier this week.
And he will again be in action in the city centre on Tuesday, hoping to help sprint ace Tony Gibb to victory.
Gibb has world and Commonwealth medals to his name and the CyclePremier. com team will be trying to set him up for victory on Tuesday.
Team manager Rod Freeman said: “Each team has five riders and the first three score, so Ben’s role will be to help us get three guys up there.
“We will be trying to keep the field together so that Tony can use his sprinting qualities to good effect at the end.
“The Peterborough course should suit Tony so we’re trying to set it up for him to win.
“I wouldn’t expect Ben to be one of our three scorers although he is progressing well.
“I think Southport was a baptism of fire for him. It was a race where the average speed was 36 miles per hour and he struggled a bit, but he made progress and moved up at Kettering on Thursday and we’re hoping for further progress on Tuesday.”
Cycle.Premier also had a local rider on the Tour last year when former Werrington resident Mike Cowland rode for them, although he failed to finish the Peterborough stage.