Yodel, the official logistics partner and YodelDirect sprints sponsor of the Friends Life Tour of Britain has today unveiled the new YodelDirect sprints jersey. The announcement comes ahead of the Tour, which starts on 7 September in Liverpool and finishes in London on 14 September.
The 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain marks the fifth year that the UK’s biggest professional cycle race sponsored by parcel carrier Yodel.
Commenting on the launch, Yodel’s chief commercial officer, Nick Porter said; “Just like the Tour, our service is all about teamwork, speed and efficiency and the event is a fantastic way to take our vibrant YodelDirect brand on the road. Each year the Tour attracts more roadside spectators and television viewers and this year looks set to be more exciting than ever.”
Manufactured by the Tour’s official clothing partners Dare2b, the highly distinctive green jersey, bearing YodelDirect branding will be presented each day to the rider leading the YodelDirect Sprints classification.
Riders will compete for points towards the jersey in 22 YodelDirect Sprints across the eight stages, the first and last in the iconic locations of the Strand in Liverpool and Whitehall in central London, respectively.
Points will be awarded on a 3-2-1 basis at each YodelDirect Sprint to the first three riders across the line, with accompanying time bonuses on the same basis.
The locations of the 22 YodelDirect Sprints are as follows:
Stage One, Liverpool
Sunday 7 September
· Finish Line, Laps 2, 4 and 6
Stage Two, Knowsley to Llandudno
Monday 8 September
· Widnes (outside Wade Deanes School)
· Marchwiel (outside Red Lion PH, Wrexham Road)
· Mold (High Street)
Stage Three, Newtown to the Tumble
Tuesday 9 September
· Llyswen (A470)
· Abergavenny (A40)
· Monmouth (Rockfield Road)
Stage Four, Worcester to Bristol
Wednesday 10 September
· Evesham (High Street)
· Broadway (Leamington Road)
· Rangeworthy (B4058)
Stage Five, Exmouth to Exeter
Thursday 11 September
· Powderham Castle (outside entrance)
· Chudleigh (Fore Street, outside Globe PH)
· Credition (High Street, outside school)
Stage Six, Bath to Hemel Hempstead
Friday 12 September
· Devizes (Bath Road, outside Black Horse PH)
· Blewbury (London Road)
· Princes Risborough (Wycombe Road)
Stage Seven, Camberley to Brighton
Saturday 13 September
· Horsham (Albion Way)
· Newick (outside Bull on the Green PH)
· Hailsham (High Street)
Stage Eight, the London Stage presented by Transport for London
Sunday 14 September
· Finish Line (Lap 5)
Action from the Friends Life Tour of Britain will be televised with three hours of live coverage per stage and a daily highlights show on ITV and British Eurosport, with full schedules to be announced shortly, plus details of global coverage.
To find out more visit www.tourofbritain.co.uk and www.yodel.co.uk. To buy a limited edition YodelDirect sprints jersey, visit The Tour’s official clothing partner Dare2b and their exclusive Tour of Britain online store at www.dare2b.com/tour-of-britain from 5 September 2014.