Jon Mould wins Motherwell Tour Series to extend JLT Condor's overall lead

Jon Mould (JLT Condor) and Eileen Roe (Lares Waowdeals) were the big winners of round two of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Motherwell on Tuesday

Tom Mould after winning the Motherwell round of the Tour Series (Andy Jones)
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

JLT Condor made it three wins from three in the 2016 Pearl Izumi Tour Series with Jon Mould crossing the line first in Motherwell on Tuesday evening.

Mould crossed the line ahead of Raleigh GAC's Albert Torres and Condor teammate Ed Clancy to continue the team's excellent start to the Tour Series and increase their lead over Madison Genesis to five points.

Condor won both the team time trial and the criterium race in the opening round on the Isle of Man on May 12, with Mould continuing his streak of individual wins.

"Four years on the trot now that I've won an individual round since I started in 2013 with the first Tour Series I rode, it's a nice habit to keep going," he said after the race.

"It's nice, it adds a bit more to it. It's harder to win in the leader's jersey to be honest. The team takes precedent over everything else, so when you've got an opportunity to win in it it's really nice.

"We need to keep going, it's only two rounds in and there's a long way to go. One mistake or one problem and you're on the back foot and chasing for the rest of the night.”

Eileen Roe at the Motherwell round of the Tour Series (Andy Jones)

Eileen Roe at the Motherwell round of the Tour Series (Andy Jones)
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

There was also a popular win for Scottish rider Eileen Roe in the Matrix Fitness GP series, beating Lincoln GP winner Alice Barnes (Drops Cycling), national crit champion Nikki Juniper (Ford Ecoboost) and Annasley Park (Team Breeze).

Drops Cycling lead the overall standings in the competition by 19 points from Team Breeze after the first round.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.