Graham Briggs leads two jersey classifications at the 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain. Brenton Jones sprints to 4th on the stage.
Yesterday, Graham Briggs took several sprint points on stage two of the Tour of Britain. The result of which, moved Briggs level with Karol Domagalski (One Pro Cycling) in the sprint classification, but the jersey was awarded to Domagalski based on count-back.
Graham Briggs pushed hard to feature in the breakaway on stage three from Northampton to Scunthorpe. He was joined by team mate Ian Bibby, Pete William (One Pro Cycling), Matt Holmes (Madison Genesis) and Harry Tanfield (Bike Channel Canyon).
The mix of riders in the breakaway was the perfect outcome for Briggs and JLT Condor. Ian Bibby was the perfect team mate working to lead out Graham Briggs at at each of intermediate sprints and King of the Mountain summits to ensure Briggs would cross the line first to take maximum points in each classification.
Briggs outing was a display of determination and team work, having been in the breakaway for much of Monday’s stage.
Brenton Jones sprinted home for 4th behind the stage winner, Caleb Ewan.
Speaking after the stage Graham explained that it was it wasn’t just a his jersey but belonged to Ian Bibby too.
“It was really good to have a team mate in the break today. Ian Bibby had got into the move and was establishing and I just slipped in.
Ian ledout each sprint and it really showed what teamwork is. That jersey is not just for me, that jersey is for Ian Bibby as well.”
“My legs feel alittle tender, I think I can have two desserts tonight, one per jersey. Just don’t tell John [Herety].”
“Brenton taking 4th against world class sprinters is great. John has brought strength and depth to the race this year, and I am happy to show I’ve earn’t my place.”
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