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Rapha Condor Sharp crowned Halfords Tour Series Champions
Jonny McEvoy and Motorpoint take final round honours in Canary Wharf
Event: 16th June 2011
Promoted by: Tour of Britain/Sweet Spot
Venue: Canary Wharf, London
Report: Tour Series
Above: After battling it out in eight town centres across Britain, the Rapha Condor Sharp boys are crowned Halfords Tour Series Champions.
After their early round dominance wore off, Rapha Condor Sharp finally did enough to clinch their much sought after Halfords Tour Series title at Canary Wharf in the final round of the 2011 Series.
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Having come third overall for each of the past two seasons of the unique team based Series, the men of John Herety's team finally came good to take a popular and hard fought victory.
Defending Halfords Tour Series Champions Motorpoint Pro Cycling went out with a bang, thanks to Jonny McEvoy soloing to victory in the world famous business and shopping district, leading his squad to the team win on the night, their first of 2011.
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Behind Endura Racing came second on the night, to ensure the final deficit to Rapha Condor Sharp was just five points.
Lower down the standings CyclePremier.com - Metaltek used a final evening fifth place to overtake Team Raleigh in the standings for sixth overall, while Twenty3c Orbea leapfrogged the Pendragon Le Col Colnago team to come eighth.
In the curtain raising Canary Wharf Corporate Grand Prix, the team from Thomson Reuters took the win in the ProAm relay, helped on their way to victory by the CyclePremier.com - Metaltek team. Thomson Reuters headed off the challenge of teams from among others Clifford Chance, Saxo Bank, BP and Canary Wharf Group.
Highlights of the final round of The Halfords Tour Series from Canary Wharf will be shown on ITV4 at 20.00 on Friday 17th June, with a repeat on Saturday 18th June at 09.40
Top-class professional cycling returns to central London in September with the final stage of The Tour of Britain, the UK's biggest cycle race and the country's largest free-to-spectate live sporting event. The Tour reaches its climax on Whitehall on Sunday 18th September as part of a day of cycling festivities which includes The Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride London.
Round Eight, Canary Wharf, Results
1) Motorpoint Pro Cycling
2) Endura Racing
3) Rapha Condor Sharp
4) Sigma Sport - Specialized
5) CyclePremier.com - Metaltek
6) Team UK Youth
7) Twenty3c Orbea
8) Team Raleigh
9) Pendragon Le Col Colnago
10) Wilier GoSelfDrive.com
1) Jonny McEvoy Motorpoint Pro Cycling
2) Dean Downing Rapha Condor Sharp
3) Scott Thwaites Endura Racing
4) Magnus Backstedt Team UK Youth
5) Wouter Sybrandy Sigma Sport - Specialized
6) Paul Voss Endura Racing
7) Tobyn Horton Motorpoint Pro Cycling
8) James McCallum Rapha Condor Sharp
9) Ian Wilkinson Endura Racing
10) Marcin Bialoblocki Motorpoint Pro Cycling
Boardman Bikes Sprints winner
Jonny McEvoy Motorpoint Pro Cycling
Final Team Standings, after Round Eight
1) Rapha Condor Sharp 75pts
2) Endura Racing 70pts
3) Motorpoint Pro Cycling 56pts
4) Sigma Sport - Specialized 49pts
5) Team UK Youth 41pts
6) CyclePremier.com - Metaltek 38pts
7) Team Raleigh 37pts
8) Twenty3c Orbea 33pts
9) Pendragon Le Col Colnago 31pts
10) Wilier GoSelfDrive.com 10pts
Final Boardman Bikes Sprints standings, after Round Eight
1) Steve Lampier Sigma Sport - Specialized 32pts
2) Kristian House Rapha Condor Sharp 27pts
3) Dean Downing Rapha Condor Sharp 24pts
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The Halfords Tour Series is proud to be partnered with The Prostate Cancer Charity. For your chance to ride a Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride, replicating a stage of The Tour of Britain, please visit www.tourride.co.uk