John Herety heralds the 2017 OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the team’s most successful performance to date.
“We placed a rider in the break on everyday of the race, maximising TV coverage for the team. With the stages shown from start to finish it was great coverage but also shows how popular cycling has become that Eurosport and UK’s ITV4 are able to dedicate six hours of airtime, everyday to cycling.”
“The World Championships are in two weeks the course of this year’s Tour of Britain race was designed for the sprinters. JLT Condor were the only domestic team, in fact the only team, albeit the those at World Tour level to place a rider in the top ten in the sprints on each stage.”
“Brenton Jones and the team did fantastically well, sprinting against and beating riders who are favourites to win the World Championships at the end of the month. We came to the race to be part of it and to animated it, we were there in every race report, in every breakaway, in every top ten.”
Brenton Jones claimed in third on stage 7 and 5th on stage 8. He moved into third overall in the Wiggle Points Classification.
Russell Downing was awarded the combativity prize for stage 7, following his efforts in the breakaway to soak up most of the Eisberg Sprint points on the stage to help defend Graham’s Briggs lead in the competition.
Graham Briggs was awarded the super-combative award. The award voted by an panel of judges and officials, Briggs was deemed to be the most attacking and animating rider of the 2017 Tour of Britain.