Team News – KoM for Tom Stewart


Madison Genesis rider Tom Stewart takes the King of the Mountains jersey on stage two of the Tour of Britain

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Team News – KoM for Tom Stewart

Yorkshire’s Tom Stewart saw success in Lancashire taking the King of the Mountains jersey for Madison Genesis on an attritional second day of the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain.


Stewart went from heartbreak on stage one of the tour to elation on stage two as he took an unexpected lead in the competition for the best climber in the race.

Starting the day in second place in the standings, Stewart was one point behind overnight leader Kristian House (JLT-Condor), who had edged Tom on the opening day.

Stage two started with a first category climb of Nick O’Pendle and Madison Genesis were to the fore – Mark McNally taking second at the summit. More importantly Stewart took seventh and with it the lead in the King of the Mountains standings.

With 150-kilometres still to race and two more categorised climbs carrying points, it was expected that Tom would have to fight all day to take the jersey.

However, over Bleara Moor the peloton split and with none of the climbers’ classification favourites making the break, Tom simply had to finish the stage with the second group on the road.

Mark McNally was the first rider from the team to make it to the finish, almost five minutes down on the lead group despite crashing. Some 22-minutes after the leaders crossed the line, the main bunch – including Tom Stewart, Tom Scully, Matt Holmes and Matt Cronshaw finished a punishing stage, which redefined the general classification.


Stage two

1. Petr Vakoc 04:02.22

54. Mark McNally +00:04.47
73. Matt Holmes +00:21.53
100. Matt Cronshaw ST
109. Tom Stewart ST
110. Tom Scully ST


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