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TOUR SERIES GRAND FINAL COMES TO MANCHESTER

On Tuesday 24 May Manchester will host the Grand Final stage of the 2022 Tour Series, Britain’s leading cycle race series.

Our city, home of British Cycling,  will be looking to continue the success of the memorable 2019 Tour of Britain finale, and will welcome both men’s and women’s champions of the event, now in its 13th year, to be crowned on Tuesday 24 May. 

This year's round is new for 2022 round, and will display on a one-kilometre circuit around the Deansgate area, with the start/finish line located next to the Great Northern leisure complex. The one-kilometre Manchester circuit will take riders down Quay Street, turning left onto Lower Byrom Street, before a second left-hander onto Liverpool Road in front of the iconic Science & Industry Museum. The final section of the lap will bring the riders through a fast turn back onto Deansgate for the sprint to the line. Each race will see the riders completing approximately 40 laps of the circuit. You can view a map of the circuit route here.

Race Day timings for the Grand Tour Final are as follows:

TUESDAY 24 MAY

- Women’s race start: 5pm
- Women’s race finish: 6:15pm
- Men’s race start: 7:30pm
- Men’s race finish: 8:45pm
- Final men’s and women’s podium ceremony: 9pm
 

WEDNESDAY 25 MAY

- ITV4 highlights show: 7pm
 

MANCHESTER is alive with sport once again

The Tour Series is cycling’s leading spectator-friendly event, with both hour-long men’s and women’s races on full display for fans. The race will  also feature alongside the usual DJ set and festival atmosphere that fans have come to expect from the event.

Highlights of both the men’s and women’s races will air live on ITV4 across the seven one-hour programmes. Also new to the 2022 race, every round of the Tour Series will also be streamed live on the Tour’s YouTube channel.

Supported by Manchester-based specialist sports travel operator Sportsbreaks.com, the Grand Final will also be used as a showcase for future editions of the series, with organisers SweetSpot inviting prospective host venues to attend with a view to taking the 2023 Tour Series into other major city centres across the UK.
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