Jones sprints to Spring Cup win

The 24-year-old from Victoria crossed the line ahead of fellow Australian Steele Von Hoff (One Pro Cycling) at the end of the 103-mile race based on roads near Louth, while JLT Condor made it three riders in the top four with Russ Downing clinching third and Alex Frame fourth.

HSBC UK Spring Cup Series

Jones benefitted from some excellent team work in the closing stages of the second round of the Spring Cup Series to take the chequered flag.

The race took in three circuits of a loop around Caistor before moving onto four laps of a smaller finishing circuit, and although it was not as demanding as last weekend’s Klondike Grand Prix with its energy-sapping climbs, it gave riders plenty to think about.

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A strong cross wind scythed the field down in the latter stages, leaving a group of around 15 riders out in front.

Tour of the Wolds 2017: Men, 103 miles (166km)
1. Brenton Jones (JLT Condor) in 3-43-20
2. Steele Von Hoff (One Pro Cycling)
3. Russ Downing (JLT Condor) at same time
4. Alex Frame (JLT Condor) at 2 sec
5. Rory Townsend (Bike Channel-Canyon) at same time
6. Jonathan McEvoy (Madison Genesis) at 5 sec
7. Hayden McCormick (One Pro Cycling)
8. Liam Holohan (Metaltek Kuota RT) both at same time
9. Jonathan Mould (JLT Condor) at 10 sec
10. Enrique Sanz (Raleigh GAC) at 19 sec

John Herety, team manager:

“You could see what a difference the wind made, and it’s something for the organisers to take note of. It doesn’t need to be so hilly to make it a difficult race.”

Brenton Jones:

“It was a phenomenal team performance, the boys really showed their strength and I’m so happy to finish it off for them.”

Highlights of the race will be aired on British Eurosport 1 on Thursday 13th April and will be available for 28 days on the Eurosport on-demand service.

The team will travel to Lancashire for the third round of the Spring Cup on 16th and a group of five riders will travel to Loire region in France for the Tour de Loire et Cher next week.

 

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