The ONE Pro Cycling team of England cricketer Matt Prior took their fifth team win of the 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Croydon to edge a point closer to Series leaders Madison Genesis with three rounds to go.

ONE Pro Cycling made it team and individual wins on the night thanks to Marcin Bialoblocki’s victory, with eight different riders having now won the eight individual rounds held so far in 2015.

There was also no change at the top in the women’s Matrix Fitness GP Series, with Team Giordana Triton rider Nikki Juniper keeping the Individual and Sprints jerseys after finishing second to Team WNT’s Commonwealth Games medallist Charline Joiner (right).

In the men’s event, after a fast start five riders eventually went clear and stayed away, lapping the remainder of the field in the closing minutes.

Madison Genesis duo Tom Stewart and Tobyn Horton were joined by Alex Paton, Series returnee Andy Tennant and eventual winner Bialoblocki.  With Stewart tumbling out of contention it was Bialoblocki who outsprinted Tennant for his first Pearl Izumi Tour Series race win since 2012 with Guernseyman Horton coming in third.

The main chasing group though was dominated by ONE Pro Cycling’s five riders to give them the all-important team win, while Madison Genesis did well to salvage second after three riders were struck down in separate crashes.

Consolation for Stewart’s exit from the lead group was a return to the lead of the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey two points ahead of Morgan Kneisky, while NFTO’s Ian Bibby took the Costa Express Fastest Lap award around Croydon.

Heading to Round Eight at Canary Wharf Madison Genesis lead ONE Pro Cycling by just two points, with ten available for victory, the two well clear of nearest challengers Pedal Heaven, who themselves have a handy 13-point lead over Team Raleigh GAC in fourth.

Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International riders Gabriella Shaw, Katie Curtis and Dame Sarah Storey were among the most active in a fast and sometimes fraught women’s race, but ultimately it was a top three of Joiner, Juniper and Croydon’s adopted Louise Mahe, all of whom at one stage or another had tried their hand on the attack.

Joiner’s win, her first in the Series puts her third behind Juniper, who has yet to finish off the podium in three races and Jessie Walker, with races in Peterborough and Bath to come next Tuesday (9 June) and Thursday (11 June).

For full results and standings from Round Seven of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Croydon round, click here.

For full results and standings from Round Three of the Matrix Fitness GP Series in Croydon, click here.

Highlights from Croydon will be shown on ITV4 at 2200 on Wednesday 3 June, with a repeat at 0855 on Thursday 4 June.

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series remains in London for Round Eight at Canary Wharf on Thursday 4 June at 1930, before the final week’s events in Peterborough and Bath to complete the 2015 Series.