Following the final round of The Pearl Izumi Tour Series we’ve been delving into the stats behind the Series. Here’s the second part of our findings.

After exploring the laps led by the different teams in the Series yesterday, today we look at our most successful riders by laps led.

Here’s the leader board showing the top ten riders to lead laps during The Pearl Izumi Tour Series. This was calculated from looking at the rider to have crossed the start/finish line first on each lap of the Series.

Thanks to his two impressive solo victories in Redditch and Ipswich Tom Scully leads the way, having led at least a lap in ever round apart from Aberystwyth.

Tom Scully Team Raleigh 61 laps
Chris Opie Team UK Youth 35 laps
Kristian House Rapha Condor JLT 34 laps
Roman Van Uden Node4 Giordana Racing 20 laps
Alexandre Blain Team Raleigh 19 laps
Tobyn Horton Team UK Youth 17 laps
Liam Holohan Madison Genesis 16 laps
Jon Mould Team UK Youth 16 laps
Yanto Barker Team UK Youth 14 laps
Lachlan Norris Team Raleigh 13 laps


Second placed Chris Opie’s laps come from just six rounds, two of which he won (Canary Wharf & Aylsham), the latter having led just three laps.

Third in the table Kristian House is another rider to have ridden at all 11 venues (including for extra hardness points in the non-championship Suffolk – Most Active County – Sprint Challenge in Ipswich), only failing to lead in Kirkcaldy and Aberystwyth.

In total 45 different riders led a lap of the Series at one stage or another, with eight of Team UK Youth and Team Raleigh’s squad leading a lap at some stage.


The most different leaders came in Torquay, where the race ended in a bunch sprint with 22 different riders hitting the front over the start/finish line. Impressively individual winner Ed Clancy (above) broke the tape first just once in South Devon, on the last of the 29 laps that mattered.

Seven riders share the honour of just leading a sole lap during the 2013 Series

Most laps led by a rider in a round = 19 by Tom Scully, Round 7 Redditch
Most riders to lead a round = 22 riders, Round 5 Torquay
Average number of riders to lead a round = 12.5 riders
Most riders from a squad to lead a round = 8, UK Youth and Team Raleigh

On Monday we’ll unveil who would have won The Pearl Izumi Tour Series if it had been for individuals as well as looking at which was our fastest round.

And if you missed Part One of our review, then click here to find out which team led the most laps.