John Herety: ‘the team is excited about the Tour de Yorkshire’

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Team Manager, John Herety says “morale is high” ahead of the this week’s Tour de Yorkshire.

JLT Condor rode the Klondike GP at the weekend, the race is part of British Cycling’s Spring Cup series, a qualifying race for the Tour of Britain.

Tom Moses finished second in the 160 kilometre race that centred around the town of Guisborough in North Yorkshire.

“The team put in a strong performance on Sunday. We let the early break go and Robert McCarthy and then Ali Slater marshalled the pace well and kept the breakaway within sight of the peloton.”

“When the breakaway was reeled in Tom [Moses] rode well, and attacked solo. Tom is really happy with his form and prep ahead of the Tour Series.”

Following his solo attack, Tom Moses was joined by Wiggins rider, Tom Pidcock for the remaining five kilometres of the race. Into the finish the two embarked on a game of cat and mouse before racing to the line in a two-up sprint. Tom Pidcock eventually claiming the victory.

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Tour de Yorkshire looms

One of Britain’s biggest multi-day races returns on the 3rd May. The event, which is a legacy of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart hosted by Yorkshire, takes place from 3-6 May and has been expanded to a four stage race.

John Herety admitted the Tour de Yorkshire had stepped up a gear and despite world tour opposition, the team was looking forward to the event.

“I’m really happy with the performance of the team from this weekend. The Klondike GP was a good workout before the Tour de Yorkshire, we are all looking forward to the race.”

Olympic road race champion Greg van Avermaet will make his Tour de Yorkshire debut in May. He will be joined by Mark Cavendish making his return from injury.

The Tour de Yorkshire will be shown live on ITV4 and British Eurosport from 3rd May at 0835 (women’s) and 1415 (men’s).

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