The 2018 OVO Energy Tour Series ended with the most dramatic and stunning of Grand Finals on Thursday (31 May), as the historic city of Salisbury hosted the 2018 finale in style.

As well as being the location for the 100th round in Tour Series history, the Wiltshire city also celebrated the coronation of  first-time men’s and women’s champions. Having led from our curtain-raiser in Redditch, Team Breeze sealed a much-deserved title as Storey Racing pipped NJC-Biemme-Echelon for second overall. And Canyon Eisberg’s final week surge saw them hold off Madison Genesis’ bid to add to their 2015 championship win.

Take a look at what was the grandest of Grand Finals in Salisbury thanks to race photographers SWPix. Full results can be found here.

Incredible crowds watched the start of the women’s race around a scenic 1.2-kilometre circuit.

The historic city of Salisbury certainly looked the part for the OVO Energy Tour Series’ visit.

Eisberg sprints competition winner Nikki Juniper (NJC-Biemme-Echelon) did the red jersey proud once again, as she claimed the individual victory on the night.

Storey Racing certainly enjoyed their podium celebrations for taking the round victory.

Champagne! After three weeks of intense competition, women’s champions Team Breeze let their hair down on the podium, with Jess Roberts the main target for the bubbly!

Race Director Mick Bennett presents Chris Opie (Canyon Eisberg) with a bouquet of flowers; the Cornishman and three-time overall series champion retired from professional cycling after Thursday’s race.

Fans lined the course en masse, with turn two – in the shadow of Salisbury’s famous Poultry Cross – proving particularly popular.

Canyon Eisberg’s riders helped split the leading group early on, taking use of the slightly downhill start/finish line on Blue Boar Row. Only a dozen of riders could cope with the relentless pace.

Fans could get up close to the action on some of the narrower parts of the course.

Canyon Eisberg’s Tim Elverson signals team instructions from the pits as Madison Genesis’ team manager Colin Sturgess and British cycling legend Roger Hammond watch on.

Our Salisbury circuit was photogenic throughout.

What a sight! Ed Clancy (JLT Condor) sprints to the individual win in front of thousands of people.

Canyon Eisberg’s riders, staff and sponsors enjoy their title victory.

Before racing got underway, British riders past and present celebrated the 100th Tour Series round with Race Director Mick Bennett and Chairman Hugh Roberts.

L-R: Kristian House, Dean Downing, Jon Mould, Dame Sarah Storey, Mick Bennett, Hugh Roberts, Gabriella Shaw, Tobyn Horton, Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant.   

Click here for our race report from a dramatic Grand Final in Salisbury.