Richard Handley takes first Tour Series victory in Durham (photos)

JLT Condor team take a one-two in Durham round of 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series. Madison Genesis continue series lead over One Pro Cycling by a slim margin. Photos by Andy Jones

Richard Handley (JLT Condor) took his first ever victory in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series on Thursday evening, soloing to the win in round five hosted by Durham.

Handley’s winning margin was an impressive one as he finished a minute ahead of the bunch led home by JLT team-mate and previous round winner Kristian House. Chris Lawless (Team Wiggins) completed the podium positions in third.

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Despite the JLT squad’s performance on the night, it was One Pro Cycling that took the team victory, meaning that they edge ever closer to current series leaders Madison Genesis.

The moment Richard Handley attacked to win Tour Series 2015 Durham round

The moment Richard Handley attacked to win the Tour Series 2015 Durham round

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Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy (JLT Condor) continued his dominance of the Costa Express Fastest Lap competition by scorching around the circuit in a fraction over two minutes.

Television highlights of the Durham Tour Series round will be shown on ITV4 at 9pm on Friday May 29, with a repeat at 8am on Saturday May 30.

Round six of the 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series takes place today (Friday, May 29) in Barrow, Cumbria. The 10-round series concludes in Bath on June 11.

Series leaders Madison Genesis after Tour Series 2015 Durham round

Series leaders Madison Genesis after Tour Series 2015 Durham round

Pearl Izumi Tour Series, found five, Durham
Individual Result
1. Richard Handley, JLT Condor presented by Mavic
2. Kristian House, JLT Condor presented by Mavic
3. Chris Lawless, Team Wiggins

Team Result
1. One Pro Cycling
2. Madison Genesis
3. Pedal Heaven

Pearl Izumi Tour Series Standings after round five
1. Madison Genesis, 65pts
2. One Pro Cycling, 63pts
3. Pedal Heaven, 53pts
4. NFTO, 45pts
5. Team Raleigh – GAC, 45pts
6. SportGrub Kuota, 33pts
7. Velosure Starley Primal, 30pts
8. JLT Condor presented by Mavic, 30pts
9. Team Wiggins, 14pts

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