Ed Clancy powered JLT Condor back into the lead of the OVO Energy Tour Series in front of packed crowds in Aberdeen city centre, taking the individual victory ahead of Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis) and Robert Scott (Team WIGGINS).

The victory, the three-time Olympic champion’s ninth in Series history, came at the expense of the Tanfield brothers from Canyon Eisberg, but their fourth (Harry) and sixth (Charlie)-placed finishes ensured they took the team win, 12 months on from their memorable victory in the Granite City.

While Clancy has nine individual wins to his name, breaking her OVO Energy Tour Series duck in Aberdeen was perennial challenger Nikki Juniper, who won the first women’s race to be held in the city.

“It’s an amazing feeling – it’s been four years coming!” said Juniper (NJC-Biemme-Echelon) afterwards. “To come away with the individual victory for the first time was unreal. I think half of Aberdeen heard my roar. The Tour Series has never really worked out for me before; to be able to do it for my team-mates means more than the win personally.

“We have no budget – my team-mates fund everything themselves. There are four of us in a car, paying for our own accommodation, so this shows that you don’t need all the thrills to be able to perform well.”

Juniper fought off a highly competitive six-rider move for the race victory, heading home a pair of former race winners in the Series – Rebecca Durrell and Jess Roberts – and also extending her lead in the Eisberg Points jersey classification.

Storey Racing took the team win on the night, mean just four points separate the top three teams, with Breeze leading the way on 29 points, ahead of NJC-Biemme-Echelon and Storey.

In the men’s competition JLT Condor lead by a single point from Madison Genesis, with Canyon Eisberg third a point further in arrears, heading to Durham (Tuesday 22 May), where two sets of points will be available across an individual hill climb and circuit race.

Commenting on his individual win, Ed Clancy, JLT Condor said: “In the last races I’ve been sat in the bunch marking out the Madison Genesis guys. Tonight I got into the break without too much thought and effort to be honest. You know my style – I’m happy to wait for a sprint. The tactics were straightforward but it got difficult when we started catching dropped riders!

“I didn’t feel good all race to be honest, which put me off doing any real hard work on the front. That meant I had a fair bit left in the tank come the finish. I always fancy my chances in a Tour Series sprint.”

Third on the night, Robert Scott moved into the lead of the Eisberg Points competition, with a slender one-point advantage over previous incumbent Matt Gibson and Harry Tanfield.

Just finishing outside the top six on the night and the final member of the seven rider lead group was Morvelo Basso’s Mikey Mottram, recording both his and the team’s best-ever Tour Series performance, helping the team remain sixth in the standings, ahead of UCI teams Vitus and Holdsworth.

Brother Fastest Laps on the night went to Durrell (Storey Racing) and Alistair Slater (JLT Condor).

Highlights from Aberdeen will be shown on ITV4 on Monday (21 May) at 18.00 and are repeated on Tuesday at 06.00. UK viewers can find ITV on Freeview (24), Freesat (117), Virgin Media (118) and Sky (120).

Action resumes in Durham on Tuesday night, including the first-ever Men’s hill-climb up the cobbled South Street ascent.

Click here for full round results from Aberdeen.