Report – 2014 Tour Series – Redditch


Matthieu Boulo soloed to victory in Redditch to take Team Raleigh’s first individual win for the team, but behind him it was a two, three, four for Rapha Condor JLT for a dominant team win.

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Report – 2014 Tour Series – Redditch

Matthieu Boulo soloed to victory in Redditch to take Team Raleigh’s first individual win for the team, but behind him it was a two, three, four for Rapha Condor JLT for a dominant team win.


Frenchman Matthieu Boulo solos to win with the ‘Deano nipple tweak’ to celebrate and highlight his sponsors, Raleigh

The win restores Rapha Condor JLT’s 12-point advantage over Madison Genesis with four events to go, including the double header Jersey finale.

Madison Genesis in turn are just three points clear of Team Raleigh, who have enjoyed a recent excellent run of form thanks to last week’s wins in Durham and Edinburgh, and Boulo’s Redditch triumph helping them to second on the night.

Raleigh had been one of the most active teams throughout Redditch’s Choose how you move round, with Liam Stones, Yanto Barker and Boulo all enjoying time up the road at the head of the race.


Top team on the night were Rapha Condor JLT

On drying roads around Redditch town centre though it was an ever changing picture at the front, with lap after lap the order changing, with Starley Primal’s Jack Pullar and NFTO Pro Cycling’s Sam Harrison two to stay away for the longest.

Boulo’s effort with two laps to go saw him go clear, putting his head down to maintain his margin to the finish, while behind Pullar’s chase ended in a final lap crash, with Rapha Condor JLT trio Felix English, Ed Clancy and House comfortably leading in what remained of the main field.

Stones and Barker’s fifth and eighth secured second on the night for Raleigh, in a close battle with Madison Genesis who also placed three riders inside the top ten.

Led by Gruff Lewis’ seventh place, Pedal Heaven Colbornes took their best ever Pearl Izumi Tour Series result of fourth on the night, to close up the battle at the bottom of the standings to just three points between them, Starley Primal and Great Britain.

In addition to his race win, Boulo also took the Costa Express Fastest Lap prize, while House won the evening’s Sprint competition but Jon Mould keeps his lead in the green Sprint jersey standings.


Jon Mould who had a mixed night with a late lone attack that had many going thinking he would get the ‘three in a row’ then crashed on the last lap.


Felix English celebrates as RCJ put three riders across the line behind Boulo


Boulo won the Costa Coffee fastest lap as well


Sprints on the night went to Kristian House


Ian Bibby one of many riders to have a go off the front with out success


Riders line up on a wet/dry circuit for round 7 – three to go!


Yanto Barker congratulates Boulo as does his manager Cherie Pridham


A young rider that has impressed in 2014 is Liam Stones who has stepped up from out of the pro ranks to make his mark at Team Raleigh.

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series
Tuesday 3 June 2014, Redditch

Round Seven Team Result
1) Rapha Condor JLT
2) Team Raleigh
3) Madison Genesis
4) Pedal Heaven Colbornes
5) Metaltek Kuota
6) Starley Prima Pro Cycling
7) NFTO Pro Cycling
8) Great Britain
9) Node4 Velosure

Round Seven Individual Result
1) Matthieu Boulo, FRA, Team Raleigh
2) Felix English, IRL, Rapha Condor JLT
3) Ed Clancy, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT
4) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT
5) Liam Stones, GBR, Team Raleigh
6) Ian Bibby, GBR, Madison Genesis
7) Gruff Lewis, GBR, Pedal Heaven Colbornes
8) Yanto Barker, GBR, Team Raleigh
9) Andy Tennant, GBR, Madison Genesis
10) Mike Northey, NZL, Madison Genesis

Round Seven Costa Express Fastest Lap: Matthieu Boulo, FRA, Team Raleigh, 2’01.475
Round Seven Sprint Winner: Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT

Overall Team Standings, post-Round Seven
1) Rapha Condor JLT, 84pts
2) Madison Genesis, 72pts
3) Team Raleigh, 69pts
4) NFTO Pro Cycling, 58pts
5) Node4 Velosure, 43pts
6) Metaltek Kuota, 38pts
7) Great Britain, 32pts
8) Starley Primal Pro Cycling, 31pts
9) Pedal Heaven Colbornes, 29pts

Overall Sprint Standings, post-Round Seven
1) Jon Mould, GBR, NFTO Pro Cycling, 60pts
2) Graham Briggs, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT, 41pts
3) Tom Scully, NZL, Madison Genesis, 39pts

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