USA Pro Challenge - Race Preview - 10/08/14
Rapha-Condor-JLT will be travelling to America to take part in the USA Pro Challenge, which takes place from the 18th to the 24th of August.
The seven-stage race, which is based in Colorado on the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains, is one of only two 2.HC-ranked races in the United States, and is regarded as one of the most important races in the U.S. This year’s event will see 16 world-class professional teams participate. Rapha-Condor-JLT will line up against the likes of World Tour giants BMC racing, Garmin-Sharp and Tinkoff-Saxo.
1-2-3 kicks off a Busy weekend for RCJ - 04/08/14
Eventual winner Luke Mellor leads teammate Ed Clancy at the Staffordshire Criterium.
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With riders competing both at home and abroad it was a busy weekend for Rapha Condor JLT.
Things kicked off in style on Friday night when Luke Mellor led home a 1-2-3 for the Men in Black at the Staffordshire criterium.
Mellor beat teammate Ed Clancy, fresh from taking a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games, and Chris Opie, who took his third trip to the podium in six days.
Briggs wins Wales Open Criterium - 31/07/14
Graham Briggs rounded off the Elite Circuit Series with a win in the Wales Open Criterium in Chepstow last night.
Briggs, who also won the third round of the series in Colne earlier in the month, put his sprint finish to good use taking a clear win ahead of George Atkins of Team Raleigh, and Rapha Condor JLT teammate Chris Opie, who took third spot.
Opie second at the Circuit of the Fens - 28/07/14
Chris Opie took another podium place for Rapha Condor JLT, sprinting to second at the Circuit of the Fens in Peterborough yesterday.
Opie, a recent silver medalist at the National Criterium Championships, was unable to get the better of former World Tour rider Adam Blythe in the twelve-man sprint that decided the latest round of the Elite Road Race Series.
House wins Sheffield G.P. - 24/07/14
Kristian House took victory in the penultimate round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series in Sheffield last night.
House outsprinted national criterium champion Adam Blythe as well as the fast finishing Tobyn Horton to take his first win in the Sheffield event. The 34 year-old had been part of a five-man move that went clear at just over half distance.
Two Rapha Condor JLT riders will represent England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Ed Clancy will take part in several events on the track, including the team pursuit where he will team up with Sir Bradley Wiggins, and Tom Moses will line up as part of a very strong England team for the road race.
While double Olympic gold medalist Ed Clancy is no stranger to major international competitions, for Moses Glasgow 2014 will be his first games. The 22 year-old is one of only two UK based riders selected for the Team England road squad, and was naturally delighted with his selection.
It’s great to get the call up for the England team for the Glasgow games. It is pretty close to being a home games, so it is pretty special.