Brenton Jones, JLT Condor wins the Stockton-on-Tees Velo29-Altura Festival of Cycling HSBC-UK National Circuit Series round four ahead of this Sundays Stockton Grand Prix.
Powering along the back-straight passing Tobyn Horton, Madison Genesis, and local rider Harry Tanfield, BIKE Channel Canyon, Jones got a clean exit out of the final corner ahead of Enrique Sanz, Team Raleigh GAC. Tanfield took third with Will Fox, Catford CC Equipe-Banks ahead of series leader Matt Gibson, JLT Condor for fifth.
Brenton. A great race indeed! What a fast race around the streets of Stockton. I guess it’s the first time you have raced around here? It’s my first time. It’s a great course, It’s really fast and technical corners – a few tight corners that really strung the bunch out. The JLT Condor boys were superb tonight, played together, great racing – that’s the way of the series.
Of course you are still leading the team classification. It’s been a great season at JLT Condor. The race tonight was all about speed and positioning. Were you confident going into the final corner? Yeh! I’m sprinting well, so if I could hold off for the last sprint I’d be first. I felt good tonight!
Sixteen riders broke clear a quarter of the way into the hour long race through Stockton High Street, a fast and technical course now in it’s sixth year.
Extending their lead to over thirty seconds JTL Condor where in the thick of the action from the get-go, stringing out the seventy riders in the early laps as Graham Briggs stretched his legs on the front.
Making the break were Slater, Mora, Sanz, Fox, McEvoy, C Tanfield, H Tanfield, Townsend, Moses, Swift, Pullar, Briggs, Frame, Gibson, Cronshaw and Horton.
Attacks came thick and fast with four riders eventually gaining a small advantage. Jack Puller, BIKE Channel Canyon, Tobyn Horton, Alex Frame, JLT Condor and Sebastian Mora, Team Raleigh GAC before being brought back into the fold.
By the three-quarter marker a different quartet had formed a lead but this soon came back as the hour approached.
Charlie Tanfield, Brother NRG Driveplan tried his luck with seven laps remaining gaining a hundred-meters or so.
Next up with his usual long attack and four laps remaining was Conor Swift, Madison Genesis holding out for a couple of laps before team-mate McEvoy took over.
In the end, a strong JLT Condor team took the honours wining the individual race and extending their team dominance.
Best local rider presentation went to Harry Tanfield, BIKE Channel Canyon finishing third overall animating the race all evening.
Next up, the Beverley Grand Prix on Friday July 21st before the final round, the Colne Grand Prix on Wednesday 26th July.
1 Brenton Jones JLT Condor
2 Enrique Sanz Raleigh GAC st
3 Harry Tanfield BIKE Channel Canyon st
4 Will Fox Catford CC Equipe/Banks st
5 Matthew Gibson JLT Condor st
6 Thomas Moses JLT Condor st
7 Jack Pullar BIKE Channel Canyon st
8 Connor Swift Madison Genesis st
9 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis at 00:06
10 Charlie Tanfield Brother NRG at 00:13
11 Graham Briggs JLT Condor st
12 Alex Frame JLT Condor at 00:37
13 Jonathan McEvoy Madison Genesis at 00:57
14 Sebastian Mora Vedri Raleigh GAC at 01:12
15 Rory Townsend BIKE Channel Canyon at 01:15
16 Alex Paton Madison Genesis st
17 Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis st
18 Steele Von Hoff One Pro Cycling st
19 Lloyd Chapman Catford CC Equipe/Banks st
20 Ryan Ashcroft 365 4 Bikes Academy st
21 Adam Hartley 100% ME st
22 Matthew Nowell BIKE Channel Canyon st
23 David Lines Wheelbase Altura MGD st
24 Adria Moreno Sala Raleigh GAC st
25 Adam Kenway Raleigh GAC st
26 David Bolland Neon-Velo Cycling Team at 01:20
27 Alex Blain Madison Genesis at 01:26
28 Kristian House One Pro Cycling at 01:29
29 Joshua Hunt One Pro Cycling at 01:42
30 Samuel Williams One Pro Cycling at 02:03
1 Matthew Gibson JLT Condor 104
2 Brenton Jones JLT Condor 90
3 Harry Tanfield BIKE Channel Canyon 80
4 Christopher Lawless Axeon Hagens Berman CT 60
5 Graham Briggs JLT Condor 54
6 Thomas Moses JLT Condor 54
7 Sebastian Mora Vedri Raleigh GAC 51
8 Will Fox Catford CC Equipe/Banks 50
9 Jonathan Mould JLT Condor 48
10 Enrique Sanz Raleigh GAC 40
11 Connor Swift Madison Genesis 36
12 Ethan Hayter 100% ME 34
13 Jonathan McEvoy Madison Genesis 30
14 Alex Frame JLT Condor 29
15 Rory Townsend BIKE Channel Canyon 26
16 Robert Scott Team Wiggins 22
17 George Pym Metaltek Kuota Racing Team 21
18 Bertie Newey Metaltek Kuota Racing Team 19
19 Jack Pullar BIKE Channel Canyon 18
20 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis 18
21 Matthew Nowell BIKE Channel Canyon 18
22 Thomas Pidcock PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT 16
23 Matthew Shaw Wheelbase Cabtech Junior RT 15
24 Tom Mazzone Metaltek Kuota Racing Team 14
25 Charlie Tanfield Brother NRG 12
26 Christopher Latham Team Wiggins 10
27 Kristian House One Pro Cycling 9
28 Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis 9
29 Thomas Stewart One Pro Cycling 8
30 Matthew Bostock 100% ME 8