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Tour Series 2017 calendar unveiled, including a new circuit at Wembley Stadium

The Tour Series 2017 calendar also includes an expanded women's race series

The Tour Series returns for a ninth season, and the 2017 list of events has been unveiled at an event in Wembley. This year all rounds will take place over just three weeks in May and will end in Stevenage on Bank Holiday Monday.

Unfortunately, the race is not due to return to the Isle of Wight where its visit in 2015 proved particularly popular. There will, however, be three new host locations with Wembley Park, Aberdeen and Northwich in Cheshire welcoming the race for the first time.

Also new to the series is the inclusion of Saturday night racing, and Bath and Durham will host these events on 20th and 27th May respectively.

The new Wembley circuit will be 1.5km in length and take riders up the concourse of Wembley Stadium.

The women's Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series will grow to eight events in 2017, and 13 teams are set to take the start line at each.

'There are more women's teams than ever before, reflecting the growth of the women's sport,' said Race Director Mick Bennett at the launch.

The men's races will be contested by seven teams, including 2016 series winners JLT Condor and One Pro Cycling, who have returned to domestic racing after a year at Pro Continental level.

As with previous years, the races will be broadcast on ITV4.

Tour Series 2017: Rounds and venues

Round 1: Redditch (including team time trial) - Tuesday 9th May
Round 2: Stoke-on-Trent - Thursday 11th May
Round 3: Northwich - Friday 12th May
Round 4: Wembley - Tuesday 16th May
Round 5: Croydon - Thursday 18th May
Round 6: Bath - Saturday 20th May
Round 7: Motherwell - Tuesday 23rd May
Round 8: Aberdeen - Thursday 25th May
Round 9: Durham - Saturday 27th May
Round 10: Stevenage - Monday 29th May

Tour Series 2017: Teams 

JLT Condor
Bike Channel Canyon
Madison Genesis
Metaltek Kuota
Morvélo Basso
One Pro Cycling
Raleigh GAC

Women's Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series 2017: Rounds and venues

Round 1: Redditch - Tuesday 9th May
Round 2: Stoke-on-Trent - Thursday 11th May
Round 3: Northwich - Friday 12th May
Round 4: Wembley - Tuesday 16th May
Round 5: Croydon - Thursday 18th May
Round 6: Bath - Saturday 20th May
Round 7: Motherwell - Tuesday 23rd May
Round 8: Stevenage - Monday 29th May

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