Briggs wins Tour du Loir et Cher - 21/04/14
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Rapha Condor JLT’s Graham Briggs became the first ever British winner of the Tour du Loir et Cher, after he successfully defended the lead he took on the third stage all the way to the finish on Sunday.
The highly regarded five-day French stage race has been running since 1960, and boasts an extremely competitive international field. Briggs’ victory here is significant one for the 30 year-old as well as his Rapha Condor JLT team.
Tour of the Reservoir Two Day - 14/04/14
Graham Briggs and Tom Moses were the standout riders for Rapha Condor JLT in the first round of the British Cycling Elite Series, the Tour of the Reservoir, on the weekend.
The in-form Rapha Condor JLT duo helped force the decisive nine-man split that decided the overall race, when Briggs had powered ahead of a wind-ravaged peloton at the summit of the first climb of the day, on stage one.
Handley Second on Mzansi Tour stage one - 09/04/14
Richard Handley took a strong second place at the end of a tough first stage for Rapha Condor JLT at the Mzansi Tour today.
Following the team’s win in the prologue team time trial yesterday, the Men in Black were seemingly well poised to defend Kristian House’s yellow jersey on the hilly 140km first stage.
However a number of early crashes and some aggressive riding by MTN-Qhubeka saw the race split asunder and six riders, including Handley, build up a four-minute lead by the 90km mark.
Former Tour of South Africa winner Kristian House leads the Mzansi Tour in South Africa, after a brilliant performance by Rapha Condor-JLT saw them take victory in prologue team time trial in Emmarentia Park, near Johannesburg.
The six-man Rapha Condor JLT squad comprising of House, Mike Cuming, Richard Handley, Hugh Carthy, Elliott Porter and Luke Grivell-Mellor, completed the 5km course 4” faster than nearest rivals, the South African MTN-Qhubeka team.
The Tour of Normandy concluded on Sunday, with Rapha Condor JLT’s Tom Moses slipping down to a final 18th place on the overall classification, following a windswept stage along the Normandy coastline.
Moses, who led the race for three days following his brilliant solo win on stage one, was caught out along with a number of well placed riders – including the race leader – when the race was blown apart on crosswinds on in the first ten kilometres of the final stage.
Briggs Takes Third in the OCBC Criterium - 31/03/14
Briggs, seen here in the Eddie Soens handicap, scored another podium place for Rapha Condor JLT
Graham Briggs scored an impressive podium place for Rapha Condor JLT at the OCBC Criterium in Singapore, on Friday night.
At the end of an intense ninety minutes of racing, Briggs had been ready to lead out teammate Ed Clancy for the win, but when Clancy found himself boxed-in after the final bend Briggs was left alone to try to salvage a result for the Men in Black.