Price hop­ing to get it right to boost Gibb

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

CITY cy­clist Ben Price is hop­ing to boost the PremierCy­ - 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.

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