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Tour Series and Matrix Fitness Grand Prix - Round 1
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/9/2017
Tour Series and Matrix Fitness Grand Prix - Round 1
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May 10, 2017

JLT Condor and Drops take opening Tour Series rounds in Redditch

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JLT Condor and Drops took the honours at the opening night of the 2017 Tour Series in Redditch, Worcestershire.  Defending champions JLT Condor took the honours in the opening Team Time Trial before following that up with victory in the evening's circuit race. 

In between Alice Barnes had led her Drops team to a dominant performance in Redditch, winning the race, team prize, Eisberg Sprints Jersey and helping herself to the Brother Fastest Lap along the way.
The men's race was a much tighter and closely fought affair, with the Redditch event coming down to a bunch sprint for the first time in six visits by the Series, with BIKE Channel Canyon rider Chris Opie outsprinting Australian Brenton Jones and Spaniard Enrique Sanz, both of whom were making their Series debuts.
The victory, Opie's third in the Series and first since 2013, helped his BIKE Channel Canyon team into second place on the night, repeating their runners-up spot from the afternoon's Team Time Trial, leaving them two-points behind JLT Condor.
Opie's final lap effort at the head of the bunch earnt him the Brother Fastest Lap award, while Team Raleigh GAC's Sebastian Mora pulls on the new-look Wiggle Points Jersey.
The opening women's race of the year went the way of Alice Barnes, with the Drops rider leading home a pair of 2016's Olympic Gold medalists from Rio in Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker in second and third, helping their teams, WNT and Breeze to the same spots overall.
Barnes also won the first ever Brother Fastest Lap award for the women's series, and took the Eisberg Sprints Jersey.

Individual Race Result
1, Chris Opie, GBR, BIKE Channel Canyon, 1:11.197
2, Brenton Jones, AUS, JLT Condor, same time
3, Enrique Sanz, ESP, Team Raleigh GAC, same time
4, Alex Frame, NZL, JLT Condor, same time
5, Tobyn Horton, GBR, Madison Genesis, same time
6, Tom Stewart, GBR, Madison Genesis, same time
7, Ed Clancy, GBR, JLT Condor, same time
8, Rory Townsend, GBR, BIKE Channel Canyon, same time
9, Matt Holmes, GBR, Madison Genesis, same time
10, Jon Mould, GBR, JLT Condor, same time

Brother Fastest Lap
Chris Opie, GBR, BIKE Channel Canyon, 1:51.699

Team Race Result
1, JLT Condor
2, BIKE Channel Canyon
3, Madison Genesis
4, Team Raleigh GAC
5, ONE Pro Cycling
6, Metaltek Kuota
7, Morvelo Basso

Team Standings, post-Round One
1, JLT Condor, 20pts
2, BIKE Channel Canyon, 18pts
3, Madison Genesis, 16pts
4, Team Raleigh GAC, 13pts
5, ONE Pro Cycling, 13pts
6, Metaltek Kuota, 10pts
7, Morvelo Basso, 8pts

Wiggle Points, post-Round One
1, Sebastian Mora, Team Raleigh GAC, 14pts
2, Zach May, Metaltek Kuota, 8pts
3, Tom Stewart, ONE Pro Cycling, 5pts

2017 Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series

Individual Race Result
1, Alice Barnes, GBR, Drops
2, Katie Archibald, GBR, Team WNT
3, Elinor Barker, GBR, Team Breeze
4, Rebecca Durrell, GBR, Drops
5, Eileen Roe, GBR, Team WNT
6, Lydia Boylan, IRL, Team WNT
7, Lucy Shaw, GBR, Drops
8, Emily Nelson, GBR, Team Breeze
9, Megan Barker, GBR, Team Breeze
10, Charmaine Porter, GBR, Team Ford EcoBoost

Brother Fastest Lap
Alice Barnes, GBR, Drops, 2:09.881

Team Standings, post-Round One
1, Drops, 96pts
2, Team WNT, 95pts
3, Team Breeze, 88pts
4, Team OnForm, 51pts
5, NCC Group Kuota Torelli, 44pts

Race Series

Round One

Tuesday 9 May


Round Two

Thursday 11 May


Round Three

Friday 12 May


Round Four

Tuesday 16 May


Round Five

Thursday 18 May


Round Six

Saturday 20 May


Round Seven

Tuesday 23 May


Round Eight

Thursday 25 May


Round Nine

Saturday 27 May


Round Ten

Monday 29 May



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