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Brother Cycling: 2017 Highlights

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Brother UK has been at the forefront of elite cycling this year including a presence at The Tour Series, the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain and The National Road Championships.

As official print and results partner of the events and sponsor of world-class cycling teams, Brother UK was ‘At Your Side’ for some of the most thrilling finishes and dynamic examples of teamwork. Here, we take a look back at some of the most exciting moments from the 2017 cycling season.

OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Great performance

cyclist wins race stage and celebrates with arms in the arm
Victorious – OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Stage 4: The London Stage, Sunday 11 June
women's tour stage cycling winner celebrates with champagne
Champagne celebrations – OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Stage 5: The London Stage, Sunday 11 June

Teamwork

Team Drops pose on bikes before the race
Smiles all round – HSBC UK British Cycling National Road Series: Alexandra Tour of the Reservoirs, Sunday 2 July
Team Drops cyclists offering support from the pits
Showing their support – HSBC UK British Cycling National Road Series, Alexandra Tour of the Reservoirs, Saturday 1 July

Results matter

OVO Energy Women's Tour stage winner celebrates on the podium
Flying the flag - OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Stage 4: The Chesterfield Stage, Saturday 10 June
cycling race winner smiles with flowers
Winning smile – OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Stage 1: Daventry to Kettering, Wednesday 7 June

Speed

cyclists speed round corner with JCB's displaying the union flag
All a blur – OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Stage 2: Stoke-on-Trent, Thursday 8 June
cyclist at full speed
Full speed ahead – Tour de Yorkshire, Women’s Race, Tadcaster to Harrogate, Saturday 29 April

OVO Energy Tour Of Britain

Making it look easy

cyclist adjusts glasses ahead of the start of the race
Keeping cool – Stage 8: Worcester to Cardiff, Sunday 10 September
Mark Cavendish calm and relaxed before a race
Calm before the storm – Stage 7: Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham, Saturday 9 September

Dynamic and competitive

cycling battling for position
Battling it out – Stage 3: Normanby Hall Park to Scunthorpe, Tuesday 5 September
cyclists reaching the peak of a climb
Capturing the moment – Stage 2: Kielder Water to Blyth, Monday 4 September

Results matter

cyclist celebrates tour stage win in Scunthorpe with champagne
The obligatory spray – Stage 3: Normanby Hall Park to Scunthorpe, Tuesday 5 September
cyclists celebrates with arms in the air after crossing the line in first place
Taking it all in – Stage 6: Newmarket to Aldeburgh, Friday 8 September

Speed

team sky cyclist at top speed with sun glinting from spokes
The speed of light – Stage 5: The Tendring Stage, Individual Time Trial, Thursday 7 September
a cyclists passes supporters at speed
Keeping focussed – Stage 5: The Tendring Stage, Individual Time Trial, Thursday 7 September

HSBC National Road Championships

Agility

cyclists negotiate a corner in road race
Around the corner – Isle of Man, Men’s Road Race, Sunday 25 June
cyclist looks behind to check for competition
Keeping an eye on the competition – Isle of Man, Women’s Road Race, Sunday 25 June

Great performance

cyclist gives high fives to fans along the race perimeter
High five – Isle of Man, Men’s Road Race, Sunday 25 June
cyclist making a move
Keep peddling – Isle of Man, Women’s Road Race, Sunday 25 June

Dynamic and competitive

a cyclist leading with the chasing pack advancing in the background
Leading the way – Isle of Man, Women’s Road Race, Sunday 25 June
cyclist crosses the line with support vehicles behind
Crossing the line – Isle of Man, Men’s Time Trial, Sunday 25 June

Results matter

Lizzie Deignan celebrates by lifting the trophy
Lifting the trophy – Isle of Man, Women’s Road Race, Sunday 25 June
close up photo of a cyclist in the aero position
Striving for the best – Isle of Man, Men’s U23 Time Trial, Thursday 22 June

Tour Series

Highly industrious

busy peloton of cyclists on the road
The peloton in action – HSBC UK British Cycling Men’s Grand Prix Series: Tour of the Reservoir, Edmundbyers, Sunday 2 July
cyclist digs deep
A productive performance – Tour Series Round 7, Motherwell, Tuesday 23 May

Teamwork

view from behind the podium as a team lift the trophy for the tour series win
Behind the scenes – Tour Series Final Round, Stevenage, Monday 29 May
cycling team in perfect order on the front of the peloton
Front of the pack – Tour Series Round 8, Aberdeen, Thursday 25 May

Making it look easy

cyclist refuels with a drink
A well-earned drink – HSBC UK British Grand Prix Series: Tour of the Reservoir, Edmundbyers, Saturday 1 July
cycling teammates celebrate crossing the line together
Good things come in threes – HSBC UK British Grand Prix Series: Tour of the Reservoir, Edmundbyers, Saturday 1 July

Agility

cyclist gets low to increase aerodynamics
The look of determination – HSBC UK British Grand Prix Series: Tour of the Reservoir, Edmundbyers, Sunday 2 July
cycling race in the dark
Pictures courtesy of Simon Wilkinson and the team at SWPix.

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