The British Cycling Road Series Elite Men’s race that would happen over 3 laps of TT Mountain Course on 10th April, Sunday, is to be sponsored by the Zurich International Life.
The British Cycling Road Series is a yearly contest operated by the governing body of the sport in British Isles, consisting of 9 Grand Prix events for Elite category – men and women.
The event will be the very first pro cycle race to happen in the Isle of Man since the year 2003. Cycle riders who would be contending in island include two-times Olympic gold medal winner Ed Clancy MBE and local stars Jake Kelly and Mark Christian who would ride for a team handled by Sir Bradley Wiggins, the Olympic gold medallist as well as former Tour de France winner.
The event would be telecast on Eurosport and is being backed by Isle of Man Department of Economic Development as part of a designed bid to host 2018 National Championships. Several Zurich employees would also be offering at the event in a series of back roles, including marshalling across the TT course.
Merita Taylor, Zurich’s communications manager, told that Zurich is fabulously shook up to be contributing their backing to such a esteemed event, and mainly so given it is the first pro cycling race to take place in the island in over thirteen years. He added that the event is a fantastic scope to promote Isle of Man on a worldwide scale, and watch some of their talented Manx stars racing on home soil.