The victory came in the fourth stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic, with Jon Mould crossing the line at the head of a six-rider breakaway group, also moving himself up into fourth in the overall standings.
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Mould rode a courageous race, attacking solo after 40km, before being joined by five other riders with 50km in foul conditions in New Zealand.
Also in that group was Mould’s Irish team-mate Robert McCarthy, and the group worked well together to open a lead of a minute and a half over the peloton.
With 5km Mould and Jordan Kerby followed an attack by Joe Cooper (IsoWhey-Swiss Wellness), with Mould coming out on top in the final sprint, while Cooper took the overall lead.
The UCI 2.2 race finishes on Thursday with a 120km criterium around Masterton.
However, despite this being Britain’s first win in a UCI race in 2017, Mould can’t claim to be the first British winner on the road, as team-mate Ian Bibby won the non-UCI sanction Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic criterium series in Australia at the start of January.