Tour Series title for JLT
JLT Condor were crowned Tour Series champions for the second successive year, defending their title to take their fourth Tour Series crown under the guidance of John Herety.
Two rounds of the series took place over the British bank holiday weekend. The first on the wet cobbles of Durham, where JLT Condor successfully extended their lead by three points over British team, Madison Genesis. Despite the buffer Monday's final round in Stevenage, Hertfordshire was anything but a formality for the riders.
John Herety admitted to feeling anxious in the build up to the race. "Whilst we had a three point lead, it was a little nerve wracking leading up to the finish. The riders rode very hard in Durham to secure the win, so they had to dig deep here in Stevenage. Again it was wet and four riders needed to finish the race in high positions."
Speaking after the final in Stevenage Brenton Jones, who took two individual wins in the series was delighted with the overall victory. "It was a hard race tonight, it started wet and fast, it was tough not to take risks as the pace ramped up. We lost Ali Slater in the final laps, but still had four riders. Madison Genesis won on the night and good on them, but we came here to win the series. It has been really tiring and they pushed us but we're really really happy to be overall champions."
Tour Series Team Standings after 10 rounds
1, JLT Condor, 101pts
2, Madison Genesis, 99pts
3, BIKE Channel Canyon, 83pts
4, ONE Pro Cycling, 82pts
5, Team Raleigh GAC, 72pts