Arguably the rider of the series, Kiwi Tom Scully has flown the Raleigh flag throughout the Tour Series and came out of it with a lot more fans than he had at the start.

Interview by Gordon Wiseman

Whilst Team UK Youth may have swept all before them in this year’s Tour Series team competition, the raison d’être of the SweetSpot organised extravaganza that dominates this part of the domestic racing calendar, Tom Scully (Team Raleigh) and former National Road Race champion Kristian House (Rapha Condor JLT) have fought tooth and nail for the honour of winning the IG Sprints Jersey with Scully clinching the gold jersey with the final race at Ipswich still to be run.

The 23 year old New Zealander started the Series in style taking second place in the opening round at Kirkcaldy but even his own placing was topped by Team Raleigh taking the team prize that evening.

Scully won the IG Sprints competition at the third round in Stoke and from that point onwards the youngster from Invercargill – the southern most city in New Zealand – was never outside of the top three in the chase for the gold jersey. But Team Raleigh clearly had Series long designs on Sprints honours with Alexandre Blain and Richard Lang also winning three rounds of the mid race competition between them as well.

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