Lawless continues GB junior success

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Chris Lawless continued the British juniors run of success winning stage two of the Trofeo Karlsberg in Germany, the latest round of the Nations Cup.

Lawless won a bunch sprint on Friday at the end of a 100km stage to take the yellow jersey. The British team also took the lead in the team classification.

Lawless lost the jersey in the Saturday morning 11.5km time trial, losing 43 seconds to Dane Mads Pedersen. Matthew Gibson was the best placed Briton in the time trial, in tenth, at 24 seconds.

There are two stages remaining, a 79km road stage Saturday afternoon and a 100km stage on Sunday. The race runs on the eastern border of Germany, near the French town of Metz.

The rest of the British team is Tao Geoghegan Hart, Scott Davies, Joe Evans and Germain Burton.

Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach Matt Winston tweeted pictures from the podium on Friday.

Chris Lawless on top step of podium. Picture courtesy @Mattw1nston

Great Britain team lead team classification after stage two. Picture courtesy @Mattw1nston

Simon Richardson
Simon Richardson

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. In that time he has written product reviews, features and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. Once an aspiring bike racer himself, he can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer.