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.
1-2 for Handley and Cuming at the Ryedale GP - 21/07/14
Rapha Condor JLT duo Richard Handley and Mike Cuming pulled off an impressive one-two in the latest round of British Cycling’s Elite Road Series at the Ryedale GP on Sunday.
Handley and Cuming originally had teammate Hugh Carthy for company in the nine-man move that went clear after an hour of racing. As the pressure was applied from the chase behind the break soon fragmented, leaving just the three Rapha Condor JLT riders alone in front with one lap remaining.
Briggs takes Colne GP - 17/07/14
Graham Briggs took his 8th win of the 2014 season last night when he claimed the bunch sprint to win the Colne GP for Rapha Condor JLT.
Briggs came around former Rapha Condor star Dean Downing to take the win just fifty metres from the line, after a tough hour of racing.
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Rapha Condor JLT’s Chris Opie came close to taking his first national title last night, when he finished second to Adam Blythe in the National Circuit Race Championships.
After winning two rounds of the Tour Series in 2013, Opie had struggled with form throughout this season following an ongoing illness that had sidelined the fast finishing Cornishman since the Tour of Normandy in March.
Laverack wins National U23 Road Race title - 30/06/14
Rapha Condor JLT’s Ed Laverack added a national title to the team’s list of successes in 2014 by taking an unexpected win in the National U23 Road Race Championships on Sunday.
Nineteen year-old Laverack, who is only in his second season of full time riding, finished in a select chase group behind the main break of the day that decided the win in the Elite championship, won by Sky’s Peter Kennaugh. With the two titles being run together, Laverack’s 13th place in the main event was enough to see the young Welshman take the U23 title.