Wins for Briggs and Harris as Tour Series reaches Croydon

Wins for Briggs and Harris as Tour Series reaches Croydon

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Graham Briggs led JLT Condor to victory in the Croydon round of The Tour Series on Thursday night, the fifth leg of the 2017 competition, taking the individual win as JLT Condor moved two-points clear of Madison Genesis at the halfway point.

Briggs sprinted to victory in a rain-soaked race, grabbing his sixth Tour Series individual win to make him the third most successful rider in the history of the series, behind just teammates Jon Mould and Ed Clancy.

Briggs was followed across the line by ONE Pro Cycling's George Harper and Madison Genesis' Tobyn Horton as a 17-rider group contested the finish.

Graham Briggs wins round five of the Tour Series in Croyden

The team win, ahead of Madison Genesis, stretches JLT Condor's lead to two-points at the halfway stage, with the sixth round taking place in Bath on Saturday 20 May.

Storey Racing claimed the individual glory in the women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix, with Elizabeth Jane Harris leading teammate Neah Evans to a one-two, in a race again run off in wet conditions.

Drops remain top at the standings and increased their lead over Team Breeze thanks to another strong ride from Annasley Park, Rebecca Durrell and Alice Barnes.

Rory Townsend and Harris were the Brother Fastest Lap winners, while the Wiggle Points and Eisberg Sprints jerseys remain on the shoulders of Sebastian Mora (Team Raleigh GAC) and Ellie Dickinson (Team Breeze) respectively.

Action from the Croydon round of The Tour Series will be shown on ITV4 at 7pm on Friday 19 May.