PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro Cycling : Rapha Condor JLT: Tour Series Round 1

Now On Pez
Daily Distractions!
Tech N Spec
Kuala Kangsar - Malaysia  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Songezo Jim (Dimension Data)  pictured during Tour de Langkawi 2016 - stage 3 from Kulim to Kuala Kangsar 107.8 km  - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
Roma - Italy - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Fausto Coppi stockphoto BC - photo Cor Vos © 2013
Pez Videos
<iframe id="ytplayer" type="text/html" width="280" height="150" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Readers' Rigs
London - England - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nicole Cooke - Elizabeth Armistedt - Lucy Martin and Emma Pooley (GBR) pictured during road race elite women Olympic Games 2012 - foto Cor Vos ©2012 *** local caption *** 00906546
05-05-2016 Presentazione Squadre Giro D'italia 2016; 2016, Gazprom - Rusvelo; Apeldoorn;
Arnhem - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - The Devol and Marcel Kittel (Germany / Team Etixx - Quick Step) pictured during stage 3 of th 99th Giro d'Italia 2016 from Nijmegen to Arnhem in the
Rapha Condor JLT: Tour Series Round 1
rcjlogo Rapha Condor JLT had a solid start to their Tour Series campaign on the opening night in Kirkcaldy last night.

As always in the fast paced series the action started from the moment the flag was dropped, with the peloton immediately strung out under the impetus of constant attacking. It wasn’t until almost forty minutes of racing had been covered that the winning move four-man move, that included Rapha Condor JLT’s Felix English, managed to escape.

With a concerted chase behind never allowing the four riders more than a slender 15 second lead, the pressure was on for the break, and eventually it was English who paid for his efforts, suffering from cramp and dropping out of contention. Remarkably, the Irish criterium champion still managed to hold off the charging peloton and claim 4th on the night and Rapha Condor JLT’s first counting place of the series.

Team manager John Herety was quick to praise English’s ride, “I’m pretty happy with Felix tonight. He was way ahead of where he was in these races last year, so that was a huge improvement. It was disappointing that he cramped, but it was a genuine issue and once we work out what caused it, I think with him Ed and Jimmy, we’re going to be right there all series.”

After Yanto Barker sealed the individual win from the remaining riders in the break, the action in the peloton behind heated up for the team victory. Following a lead out from House, Rapha Condor JLT placed Ed Clancy 9th and James McCallum 12th putting the team third on the night.

Team manager John Herety was satisfied with the team’s overall performance,

“It was a very positive night for us, we could have done better obviously, and had Felix not cramped, thing might have looked quite different. But it’s good to get the series underway and we can start working out what we are going to do from here now.”

The second round of the Tour Series takes place on Thursday on the tough Durham course, which was won last year by Kristian House.


Pez Comments

Related Stories