News – JLT Condor for Yorkshire


South Yorkshire rider Russell Downing heads up an experienced JLT Condor team for the Tour of Yorkshire this weekend

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News – JLT Condor for Yorkshire

Team Manager, John Herety has selected an experienced team for Tour of Yorkshire.


Russell Downing in full battle cry across the gravel in the CiCLE Classic

JLT Condor p/b Mavic, Britain’s longest standing professional cycling team, have already rung up a strong of victories in the opening half of the season with young rider Stevie Williams taking third in the New Zealand Cycle Classic ahead of One Pro Cycling’s James Oram, whilst sprinter Chris Lawless was the first British rider to notch up at UCI win of the 2016.

Russell Downing and Conor Dunne both scored UCI race wins in the last two weeks at the Tour de Loir et Cher (UCI 2.2) and Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic (UCI 1.2).

Tour de Yorkshire Selection
Russell Downing
Conor Dunne
Chris Lawless
Steve Lampier
Tom Moses
Graham Briggs
Steve Williams (U23)
Ali Slater

Team Manager John Herety admits it will be a tough race and although the opening stages are billed as sprint days he noted that his riders with Yorkshire knowledge will coming in handy on the lumpy narrow roads. “There are big teams here who will be looking to take the overall, the race has grown and its a start studded line-up. We want to upset the apple cart, we want to get in a breakaway on stage 1 and 2 and be visible and win sprint bonus points. Then focus on supporting young rider Stevie Williams on stage 3. Stevie has shown this year in the Tour of Taiwan and Tour of New Zealand he has the ability, even at 19 years old, to climb mountains and attack.” – John Herety, Team Manager


Conor Dunne, winner of the CiCLE Classic last weekend in great form.

JLT Condor p/b Mavic boast three riders who hail from the region, Russell Downing, Tom Moses and Graham Briggs. Yorkshire star and team rider Ed Clancy, MBE was not selected to ride the race as he continues his rehabilitation and recovery following a career threatening back injury. “Ed rode his first road race in seven months last weekend, and performed really well. It was a very tough decision not to select him.” explained John Herety.

Yorkshire based riders Tom Moses and Graham Briggs from the squad shared their excitement about taking back in the forthcoming race:
“Nice to be on familiar roads on stage 1, last year it was a big advantage knowing exactly what’s coming up and having a home crowd.” – Tom Moses. Keighley, West Yorkshire

“It’s all about stage 2 for me, finishing in my home town is going to be amazing and I know the effort the town and the surrounding villages have gone to – it’s going to be very exciting.” Graham Briggs. Doncaster, South Yorkshire.






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