JLT Condor sign Australian rider Brenton Jones to complete 2017 line up

Brenton Jones makes the move to the UK from Drapac Pro Cycling

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British Continental team JLT Condor has completed its 2017 race squad with the signing of Brenton Jones from Drapac Pro Cycling.

The 24-year-old will be one of three Antipodean riders on the team next year, alongside fellow Australian Robert-Jon McCarthy and New Zealand's Alex Frame, and will spend the first part of his reason racing Down Under at the Bay Crits and the Herald Sun Tour.

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Jones enjoyed a successful 2016 season, taking two stages and the points classification at the Tour of Korea, a display that clearly impressed JLT Condor team manager John Herety, who has signed Jones to head up the team's lead out train alongside Ed Clancy and Russell Downing.

Looking ahead to the new season, Jones said that he was looking forward to getting stuck in to the racing in the UK.

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"With the team coming to the Australia for the last few years I’m already familiar with how well its run. My team manager this year Tom Southam, who was, of course, a manager and rider with the JLT Condor in the past and he has spoke very highly of the set up.

"Moving to the UK scene will be a new and exciting challenge and one I’m really looking forward too. I think the combination of criteriums and UCI stage races that are such large part of the teams race program will suit my style and I can’t wait to get started."

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