Raleigh-GAC’s Morgan Kneisky isn’t the first, and definitely won’t be the last rider to prematurely celebrating a victory that he doesn’t actually take.
The three-time world champion on the track thought he’d taken the individual win in round two of this year’s Tour Series in Redditch last night – only to realise that an onrushing Jon Mould (One Pro Cycling) was sprinting to his right.
Kneisky realised his mistake before the line, but not in time to prevent Mould from taking his fifth individual victory in the event’s history. The 24-year-old now sits equal with Dean Downing’s series haul, and one off Ed Clancy’s all-time best of six.
…as Mould celebrates and fans on the finish line take joy in Kneisky’s faux-pas
Despite Mould’s victory, which came after four riders broke clear on the final lap, Madison-Genesis took the team win to move into the series lead. Surprise packages of this year’s series, Pedal Heaven, placed second on the night – their best ever result in the event. One Pro Cycling sit one point behind Madison overall after finishing fourth.
The opening round of this year’s Matrix GP Series preceded the men’s event, and saw Laura Trott take her first win in the event.
Trott (Matrix Pro Cycling) beat fellow Olympic team pursuit champion Dani King (Wiggle-Honda) and Nikki Juniper (Team Giordana Triton) to the victory.
Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2015, round two: Redditch
1. Madison Genesis
2. Pedal Heaven
3. Team Raleigh – GAC
1. Jon Mould (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling
2. Morgan Kneisky (Fra) Raleigh-GAC
3. Mike Northey (NZl) Madison-Genesis
Overall standings after round two
1. Madison-Genesis 28pts
2. ONE Pro Cycling 27pts
3. Raleigh-GAC 22pts
4. Pedal Heaven 21pts
5. NFTO 20pts
6. SportGrub-Kuota 15pts
7. JLT-Condor 13pts
8. Velosure-Starley Primal 10pts
9. Team Wiggins 6pts
Matrix GP Series, round one: Redditch
1. Laura Trott (GBr) Matrix Pro Cycling
2. Dani King (GBr) Wiggle-Honda
3. Nikki Juniper (GBr) Team Giordana Triton
Individual Standings after round one
1. Laura Trott (GBr) Matrix Pro Cycling 20pts
2. Dani King (GBr) Wiggle-Honda 19pts
3. Nikki Juniper (GBr) Team Giordana Triton 18pts