Lampier bid­ding for Tour Se­ries suc­cess tonight

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

CY­CLING: Eye pro­fes­sional Steve Lampier looks to im­press in the Hal­fords Tour Se­ries again when the pop­u­lar event gets un­der way in Kirk­caldy, Fife tonight.

Lampier (be­low) won the sprints ti­tle in last year’stour but had not ex­pected to com­pete in enough races this year to chal­lenge for that hon­our.

But a change of plans means he will now line up in Scot­land tonight and then Durham on Thurs­day and by the time the pop­u­lar se­ries ar­rives in Peter­bor­ough on May 29 - the sixth race of the­tour - he hopes to be fly­ing.

He said: “I was due to ride the An Post Ras in Ire­land but in­stead I’m now stay­ing here and con­cen­trat­ing on cri­terium races such as the Tour Se­ries and the Hilling­don In­ter­na­tional GP, which is a high qual­ity race is of a sim­i­lar level to the­tour Se­ries but over 100k.

“My form is good and since learn­ing three weeks ago that I wasn’t do­ing the ‘Ras’ I have been putting my­self through a pun­ish­ing ‘crit’ train­ing regime with lots of sprints and over-geared thresh­old work.

“I’m re­ally keen to do well in the­tour Se­ries again so hope­fully I’ll get off to a good start tonight.”

LINKED WITH POSH: Michael Bost­wick (left) who saw his play-off dreams ended last night when Sh­effield United beat Steve­nage 1-0.

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