|Right- Left: Graham Briggs, Mike Cuming, Richard Handley, Ed Clancy, Kristian House, Tom Moses|
John Herety has chosen a mix of youth and experience for the 2015 Tour of Britain.
JLT Condor p/b Mavic are the the only team to have ridden every edition since 2008 and under the management of John Herety have won three King of the Mountain’s jerseys and placed on several occasions in the top ten.
Graham Briggs: Yorkshire based Briggs is a punchy rider, small in stature he suffered illness during the summer but bounced back to take three podium positions in three races at the beginning of August. Graham is fast in a sprint but can tackle short sharp climbs too.
Mike Cuming: Winner of the 2013 Tour de Korea, Mike is a climber and will play a key role in looking after the team’s General Classification contender, Richard Handley.
Richard Handley: Lancashire born Handley is a pure climber. Slight in build he has had a breakthrough season finishing in the top 10 at the Tour of Yorkshire, 5th in the Tour de Korea. He was taken down in a crash in July and suffered a broken collarbone but Richard has been as determined as ever to return to form and take on the Tour of Britain.
Ed Clancy, MBE: Recent winner of the Revolution Round 1 Omnium and Team Pursuit at the Track hosted by Derby velodrome. Olympian Ed Clancy is beginning his journey to Rio 2016. Clancy is a pure sprinter and will be looking for high places on the opening stage and finale in London. He’ll have Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish and Andrea Griepel to contend with but Ed has been in great form as be builds towards his next gold medal.
Kristian House: Riding in his 10th Tour of Britain, House has previously won the King of the Mountains competition in the race. House will play a key role in leading the team and making sure Richard Handley is kept out of trouble.
House is notorious for his lone breakaways, and has come close to several stage wins. Could this be his lucky year?
Tom Moses: Commonwealth Games rider, Moses the under 23 rider is great at taking advantage of poor weather, a fantastic bike handler, he can tackle sharp ascents and fast finishes. Tom suffered from illness at the beginning of May but has been returning to form. Tom will be looking to make moves and feature in stage breakaways. Look out for Tom on stage three and stage six.
The Tour of Britain begins on Sunday 6th in North Wales.
Catch the race on ITV4 every evening at 7pm from 6th-13th September.