Tom Stewart dropped his chain in the penultimate lap as Jon Mould raced to his third consecutive win.
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In-form Tom Stewart (Madison-Genesis) suffered a dropped chain with a lap-and-a-half to go as Jon Mould won his third successive Tour Series round in Durham on Tuesday night.

JLT-Condor’s Mould took advantage of Stewart’s misfortune which occured on the penultimate climb of the city’s cobbled ascent of South Street when he had an 11 second – and surely unassailable – advantage.

Mould, a winner in Durham in 2014, pounced to earn his fourth victory in this year’s series and his ninth in the competition’s history – a new record that eclipses his teammate Ed Clancy’s eight. Local rider Harry Tanfield (Pedal Heaven) finished second.

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Raleigh-GAC took the team prize on the night with four riders in the chasing bunch, but it is still JLT-Condor at the summit of the overall team classification. Their nearest rivals Madison-Genesis suffered a rare night off and JLT now lead by six points with four rounds to go.

The seventh round takes place in Stoke on Thursday, a venue in which Mould has won before.

“It’s hard to do [winning frequently],” Mould said. “It’s a really good year and I can’t complain about it.

“I have one more [win than] Ed which is good. It’s good for banter but he’s busy with the Olympics this year so I’ll let him off!”

Tom Stewart, Tour Series 2016 Durham

Tom Stewart, Tour Series 2016 Durham

JLT Condor on the podium, Tour Series 2016 Durham

JLT Condor on the podium, Tour Series 2016 Durham

Tour Series 2016 Durham

Tour Series 2016 Durham

Raleigh-GAC, Tour Series 2016 Durham

Raleigh-GAC, Tour Series 2016 Durham