2011 champions Rapha Condor-JLT retook the lead of this year’s Tour Series after finishing second behind Madison-Genesis in Barrow last night.
Graham Briggs took the individual win for Rapha, although Roger Hammond’s Madison team managed to place riders in second, sixth and seventh to claim their second round victory in as many days.
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Briggs escaped with Kiwi Tom Scully halfway through the race, before outsprinting him at the finish.
NFTO led the way after the event’s opening two rounds in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday, but finished a lowly sixth in the team result on the night and relinquished their red and yellow leaders’ jerseys.
Peterborough, returning to the series after a year’s absence, hosts round three on Tuesday. A round of the women’s Matrix GP Series also takes place in the cathedral city.
Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2014 round two: Barrow
2. Rapha Condor-JLT
5. Great Britain
7. Starley Primal
9. Pedal Heaven Colbornes
1. Graham Briggs (GBR) Rapha Condor JLT
2. Tom Scully (NZL) Madison-Genesis
3. Matthew Gibson (GBR) Great Britain
4. Richard Hepworth (GBR) Node4-Velosure
5. Adam Blythe (GBR) NFTO
6. Mike Northey (NZL) Madison-Genesis
7. Tobyn Horton (GBR) Madison-Genesis
8. Felix English (IRL) Rapha Condor-JLT
9. Yanto Barker (GBR) Raleigh
10. Andy Tennant (GBR) Madison-Genesis
Round Two Sprint Winner: Tom Scully, Madison-Genesis
Overall team standings after round three
1. Rapha Condor-JLT 30pts
2. Madison-Genesis 29pts
3. NFTO 21pts
4. Raleigh 21pts
5. Node4-Velosure 19pts
6. Great Britain 18pts
7. Metaltek-Kuota 13pts
8. Starley Primal 10pts
9. Pedal Heaven Colbornes 6pts
Overall Sprint Standings, post-Round Two
1. Jon Mould, NFTO, 18pts
Graham Briggs took the win in Barrow, the second round of the 2014 Tour Series. Photos by Andy Jones
Selection of photos from the opening rounds of the 2014 Tour Series and Matrix Fitness Grand Prix in Stoke-on-Trent. Photos
NFTO lead series after first two rounds of men's event, Archibald tops women's leaderboard.