McCallum aims to go extra mile in Halfords Tour Series

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Lothians-based cyclist James McCallum will be looking to deliver a Scottish win when the high-profile Halfords Tour Series makes its first visit to Scotland tonight.

The 12-round competition kicks off in Kirkcaldy on a 1.4-kilometre circuit that includes a stretch along the seafront. The course should suit McCallum, a Commonwealth Games medallist and former British Criterium champion, who leads for the defending series champions Rapha Condor-Sharp. Among the riders supporting him will be Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy and world champion Andy Tennant.

Also keen to make a mark on home soil will be Endura Racing Team, the Livingston outfit that has dominated British road racing so far this season.

Meanwhile, Capital rider Evan Oliphant is expected to line up for Team Raleigh, whose squad includes circuit race champions from America, Australia and Denmark, as well as British title holder Graham Briggs.

A total of 13 nations will be represented when the racing gets under way at 7pm. Television highlights will be shown on ITV4 tomorrow evening and the competition continues in Durham on Thursday.