JLT-Condor dominate opening races of Tour Series

Chris Lawless won the opening criterium of the series in the Ramsey after his JLT-Condor team were the team time trial victors

JLT-Condor won both the team time trial and the opening criterium of the 2016 Pearl Izumi Tour Series in the Isle of Man on Thursday.

The men in black covered the 1.5km circuit in 3:54.520 in the TTT, just under two seconds quicker than defending champions Madison-Genesis.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.