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Team Qualification

Team Qualification

Britain’s six registered UCI Continental teams will once again battle for four places in the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain via a qualification process.

Britain’s six registered UCI Continental teams will once again battle for four places in the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain via a qualification process.

The qualification criteria is based upon the domestic calendar of major road and circuit series events in Britain that the teams in question are eligible to compete in.

Competing teams

In 2019 the six registered teams competing for selection for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain are Canyon DHB p/b Bloor HomesMadison GenesisRibble Pro Cycling, Swift Carbon Pro Cycling, Team WIGGINS Le Col and Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother.

Four places awarded to teams via an April to August competition, with final team selection confirmed on Monday 5 August following the Isle of Man Three-Day.

Selection will be made after the Isle of Man Three-Day event (2-4 August) in order to allow teams a minimum of four weeks’ preparation for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

Qualification events

The qualification events are as follows:

  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round one (East Cleveland Klondike GP), 14 April
  • Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic, UCI 1.2 race, 28 April
  • Tour de Yorkshire, UCI 2.HC race, 2-5 May
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round two (Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix), 12 May
  • OVO Energy Tour Series (overall team standing), 25 May
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round three (Lancaster Grand Prix), 9 June
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round four (Bristol), 16 June
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round five (Tour of the Reservoir), 22-23 June
  • HSBC UK | National Road Championships road race, 30 June
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round six (Beaumont Trophy), 7 July
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round seven (Stockton Grand Prix), 14 July
  • HSBC UK | National Circuit Series (overall individual standings), 24 July
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series, round eight (South Coast Classic), 28 July
  • HSBC UK | National Road Series (Manx International Stage Race), 2-4 Augus

Scoring system

The six eligible teams will score points on a 10-8-6-4-2-1 scale based on either their highest finisher (best placed general classification rider for the multi-day events), overall individual standing (HSBC UK | National Circuit Series) or overall team standing (OVO Energy Tour Series).

Teams will count their scores from all events, allowing for one dropped score.

In the event of a tie between one or more teams, the higher position will be awarded using count back to the team with the most maximum scores. If teams still remain level count back will go to the most second place scores, third place scores and so on down to sixth place scores.

The regulations and the scoring system has been agreed upon to ensure that the qualification process is as easy for teams, riders, sponsors and fans alike to understand as possible.

Team qualification standings

The latest standings will appear here 48 hours after the finish of each qualification event.

Click here to download the standings after round one – East Cleveland Klondike GP, 14 April

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