UK Youth continue to dominate Tour Series with Colchester win

Jon Mould, Tour Series 2013

UK Youth's domination of the 2013 Pearl Izumi Tour Series shows little sign of ending as they raced to a fourth-consecutive victory in Colchester.

Jon Mould led the way for the team, taking the individual win from a three-man group who broke away approaching the second sprint of the day.

Mould outsprinted Richard Lang (Raleigh), while Roman Van Uden (Node4-Giordana) finished third after being distanced in the closing stages.

Mould's team-mate Tobyn Horton led the bunch home for fourth, and Niklas Gustavsson came eighth to wrap up the squad's fourth victory on the bounce. Only Rapha-Condor-Sharp in the 2011 series have won more rounds (five) consecutively.

Raleigh finished second on the night, despite having Lang in second, Tom Scully in fifth and Tom Moses in seventh - a result that would have won them the round at three of the previous five races in the 2013 series to date. 

They now trail UK Youth by seven points, with Madison Genesis a further point behind in third.

In round two of the Johnson Health Tech GP Series, Hannah Barnes lead a MG-Maxifuel one-two. Barnes soloed to the victory, having broken clear at the first sprint of the day, and was untouchable.

A select chase group formed behind, which led to recent Cheshire Classic winner Karla Boddy outsprinting Louise Mahe (MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport) for second. Barnes now leads the series, as well as the sprints competition, going into round three in Redditch on Tuesday.


Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 round six: Colchester

1. UK Youth 10pts

2. Raleigh 9pts

3. Node4-Giordana 8pts

4. Madison Genesis 7pts

5. Rapha-Condor-JLT 6pts

6. MG Maxifuel 5pts

7. Metaltek-Knights of Old 4pts

8. Hope Factory Racing 3pts

9. IG-Sigma Sport 2pts

10. Spin Rotor-Primal C-Originals 1pt

Individual result

1. Jon Mould (UK Youth)

2. Richard Lang (Raleigh)

3. Roman Van Uden (Node4-Giordana)

4. Tobyn Horton (UK Youth)

5. Tom Scully (Raleigh)

6. Yanto Barker (UK Youth)

7. Tom Moses (Raleigh)

8. Niklas Gustavsson (UK Youth)

9. Dean Downing (Madison Genesis)

10. Richard Hepworth (Node4-Giordana)

Costa Express Fastest Lap Competition

1. Tom Scully (Raleigh)

Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013 standings after round six

1. UK Youth 56pts

2. Raleigh 49pts

3. Madison Genesis 48pts

4. Rapha-Condor-JLT 44pts

5. Node4-Giordana 36pts

6. Metaltek-Knights of Old 29pts

7. MG-Maxifuel 27pts

8. IG-Sigma Sport 17pts

9. Hope Factory Racing 15pts

10. Spin Rotor-Primal-C-Originals 8pts

IG Sprint Competition

1. Kristian House (Rapha-Condor-JLT) 37pts

Johnson Health Tech GP Series 2013 round two: Colchester

Individual result

1. Hannah Barnes (MG-Maxifuel)

2. Karla Boddy (MG-Maxifuel)

3. Louise Mahe (MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport)

4. Natalie Creswick (MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport)

5. Gabby Day (Matrix Fitness Race Academy)

6. Clemence Copie (MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport)

7. Jessie Walker (Matrix Fitness Race Academy)

8. Annie Simpson (Hope Factory Racing)

9. Sarah Byrne (Champion System-Maxgear-Base)

10. Ella Hopkins (Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team)

Round two team winner: MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport

Round two combativity winner: Hannah Barnes (MG-Maxifuel)

Johnson Health Tech GP Series 2013 standings after round two

1. Hannah Barnes (MG-Maxifuel) 39pts

2. Natalie Creswick (MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport) 37pts

3. Louise Mahe (MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport) 36pts

4. Gabby Day (Matrix Fitness Race Academy) 31pts

5. Sarah Byrne (Champion Systems-Maxgear-Base) 28pts

Team standings after round two

1. MuleBar Girl-Sigma Sport 88pts

2. Matrix Fitness Race Academy 85pts

3. MG-Maxifuel 84pts

4. Hope Factory Racing 28pts

5. Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team 28pts

Sprints competition

1. Hannah Barnes (MG-Maxifuel) 19pts

Related links

UK Youth extend advantage in Aberystwyth

UK Youth top Tour Series standings after Stoke-on-Trent win

Gallery: Tour Series, Stoke-on-Trent, by Andy Jones

Gallery: Johnson Health Tech GP, by Andy Jones

Raleigh continue perfect Tour Series start in Durham

Raleigh take the honours in Tour Series opener

Gallery: Tour Series, Kirkcaldy, by Andy Jones

Pearl Izumi Tour Series 2013: Cycling Weekly's coverage index


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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.