Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International) and Kristian House (JLT Condor) emerged victorious after the 2015 Tour Series visited Motherwell, Scotland, on Tuesday evening.
Archibald put in a thoroughly dominant performance in the second round of the Matrix Fitness GP Series, attacking in the early stages of the women’s race, and subsequently catching the back of the peloton as she took the victory.
Nicola Juniper (Team Giordana Triton) won the bunch sprint for second place ahead of Eileen Roe (Wiggle Honda) to continue her overall series lead.
In the men’s race, fourth round of the 2015 Tour Series, House won from a three-rider escape group, with Chris Opie (One Pro Cycling) in second and Mike Northey (Madison Genesis) in third.
Northey’s Madison Genesis team continues to lead the overall standings.
The next rounds of the 2015 Tour Series takes place in Durham on Thursday, May 28, and Barrow on Friday, May 29.
Television highlights of the Motherwell round will be shown on ITV4 at 10.15pm on Wednesday, May 27.
Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series (women)
Round Two, Motherwell
1. Katie Archibald, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
2. Nikki Juniper, Team Giordana Triton
3. Eileen Roe, Wiggle Honda
Team standings after round two
1. Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, 69pts
2. Team Giordana Triton, 65pts
3. Team WNT, 35pts
Individual Standings after round two
1. Nikki Juniper, Team Giordana Triton, 37pts
2. Katie Archibald, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, 36pts
Pearl Izumi Tour Series (men)
Round Four, Motherwell
1. Kristian House, JLT Condor presented by Mavic
2. Chris Opie, ONE Pro Cycling
3. Mike Northey, Madison Genesis
Pearl Izumi Tour Series Standings after round four
1. Madison Genesis, 56pts
2. One Pro Cycling, 53pts
3. Pedal Heaven, 45pts
4. Team Raleigh-GAC, 41pts
5. NFTO, 38pts
6. SportGrub Kuota, 30pts
7. JLT Condor presented by Mavic, 25pts
8. Velosure Starley Primal, 24pts
9. Team Wiggins, 12pts
Pearl Izumi Tour Series rounds
Round one – Thursday May 14, Ryde, Isle of Wight (including Team Time Trial)
Round two – Tuesday May 19, Redditch
Round three – Friday May 22, Aberystwyth (including Hill Climb)
Round four – Tuesday May 26, Motherwell
Round five – Thursday May 28, Durham
Round six – Friday May 29, Barrow
Round seven – Tuesday June 2, Croydon
Round eight – Thursday June 4, Canary Wharf
Round nine – Tuesday June 9, Peterborough
Round ten – Thursday June 11, Bath