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Graham Briggs solos to a third win for JLT Condor p/b Mavic on the cobbles under the view of Edinburgh Castle.

Going into round three of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, JLT Condor p/b Mavic lead the way winning in the Isle of Man and Motherwell. They are five points clear as a treat of rain promises to dampen the one-point-six kilometre circuit that takes in the Grass Market and the foot of Edinburgh Castle along the way.

The peloton strung out gingerly as the light faded and the rain began to pour on the first official lap of the circuit.

Pedal Heaven’s Alex Paton lead the field along in the early stages and team-mate Rory Townsend powered over the slippy start-finish-line for the first sprint of the evening.

JLT Condor p/b Mavic’s Graham Briggs opened up a gap going into the second sprint and there was no reaction from the peloton.

With the peloton diminished, a nine man chase began pursuit. But slippy cobbles proved much of a hazard for many of the riders.

No one was able to break-away from the leading group as Briggs soloed to a soggy victory in Edinburgh.

With many teams having their riders pulled off the course in the final laps, Madison Genesis were the only team to finish four qualifying riders and take the Team Classification on the night, clawing back one point on series leaders JTL Condor p/b Mavic.

 

Individual Round Classification in Edinburgh

Rank – Bib – Name – Team – Race – Time -Laps Completed 

1 82 Graham Briggs JLT Condor P/B Mavic 1:12:56.039 27

2 29 Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven 1:13:49.892 27

3 87 Chris Lawless JLT Condor P/B Mavic 1:13:49.986 27

4 12 Tom Stewart Madison – Genesis 1:13:50.944 27

5 51 Albert Torres Team Raleigh GAC 1:13:51.358 27

6 25 Jack Pullar Pedal Heaven 1:13:52.391 27

7 89 Jon Mould JLT Condor P/B Mavic 1:13:53.115 27

8 67 James Lowsley-WilliamsNFTO 1:14:03.417 27

9 155 Matt Nowell Wheelbase Altura MGD 1:14:04.735 27

10 20 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven 1:14:08.533 27

11 9 Gruff Lewis Madison – Genesis 1:14:10.114 27

12 2 Alex Blain Madison – Genesis 1:14:11.931 27

13 3 Matt Cronshaw Madison – Genesis 1:14:14.059 27

14 47 Sebastian Mora Team Raleigh GAC 1:14:17.419 27

15 41 Matthieu Boulo Team Raleigh GAC 1:14:57.195 27

16 104 Sam Harrison Team Wiggins 1:15:09.642 27

17 45 Morgan Kneisky Team Raleigh GAC 1:15:46.966 27

18 40 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh GAC 1:15:47.042 27

19 23 Will Fox Pedal Heaven 1:05:00.711 23

20 70 Johnny McEvoy NFTO 1:05:01.240 23

 

Chain Reaction Cycles Points Overall Classification after Round 3

1 29 Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven 33

2 45 Morgan Kneisky Team Raleigh GAC 21

3 87 Chris Lawless JLT Condor P/B Mavic 17

4 23 Will Fox Pedal Heaven 17

5 51 Albert Torres Team Raleigh GAC 16

6 82 Graham Briggs JLT Condor P/B Mavic 15

7 89 Jon Mould JLT Condor P/B Mavic 15

8 12 Tom Stewart Madison – Genesis 10

9 47 Sebastian Mora Team Raleigh GAC 7

10 41 Matthieu Boulo Team Raleigh GAC

Team Classification for Round 3

1 Madison – Genesis 4:56:27 10

2 JLT Condor P/B Mavic 4:58:08 9

3 Pedal Heaven 4:58:10 8

4 Team Raleigh GAC 4:58:53 7

5 NFTO 5:26:55 6

6 Team Wiggins 5:56:55 0

Team Overall Classification after Round 3

1 JLT Condor P/B Mavic 39

2 Madison – Genesis 35

3 Team Raleigh GAC 30

4 Pedal Heaven 29

5 NFTO 27

6 Team Wiggins 0

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