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Throughout the 2018 Series, we’ll be bringing you a rare insight into the peloton, in particular the power and endurance required to cross the line first at our amazing circuits across England, Scotland and Wales.

Round Two – Motherwell
Matt Gibson (JLT Condor) took the individual win in North Lanarkshire in the second week of the Series, making light of the uphill finish on Hamilton Road.

Round Three – Aberdeen
Cool, calm, collected: JLT Condor’s Ed Clancy unleashed his trademark seated sprint upon his breakaway companions to claim a memorable individual victory during the Series’ second visit to Aberdeen.

Round Three – Aberdeen
Team WIGGINS’ Robert Scott was in the race-winning break during the Series’ visit to the Granite City for Round Three. He spent nearly 50 minutes  of the race up front – he placed third in the individual result behind Clancy and Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis), and took the Eisberg Sprints Jersey for his efforts.

Round 4a – Durham hill-climb
Caynon Eisberg rider Jack Pullar showed us why he’s a former British hill-climb champion. Pullar’s power remained at over 1000 watts for the first 20 seconds of our 520-metre hill-climb up South Street, averaging 1089 in his initial acceleration to 32.8 kph. He dug deep after rounding the right-hander at the top to produce a final kick of 929 watts in his final push to the line.

Pullar’s body weight – 64kg – puts this effort at an average power to weight ratio of 12.7 watts/kg, maxing out at a massive 24 watts per kilo!

Round 4b – Durham
Andy Tennant attacked from the base of the hill on our final lap in Durham to gain an initial advantage over his breakaway companions. In doing so, he averaged a staggering 907 watts for 33 seconds, giving him enough time to take his foot off the gas after coming around the final bend to get his hands off the bars and enjoy the victory. This final lap of Tennant’s was also the fastest of the evening, earning him the Brother Fastest lap prize in addition to his individual win.

Round Five – Aberystwyth
Canyon Eisberg made it three individual victories from three different riders in Aberystwyth as Harry Tanfield used his pursuit skills to break clear of a strong breakaway group late on into the one hour plus five-lap race.

In his initial attack to go clear on the 1.2-kilometre circuit, he produced an average of 505 watts for just over a minute, maxing out at 1272w and a speed of 59.7kph!

Round 6a – Stevenage team time trial
Ed Clancy used his team pursuit skills to get the JLT Condor train up to speed in our Bank Holiday team time trial in Stevenage. Clancy pulled at the front of their five-rider train for the opening lap of the one-kilometre circuit, which saw them post the fastest split time. However, without the three-time Olympic champion pacesetting them second time around the Hertfordshire town, JLT Condor slipped to third behind Canyon Eisberg and Madison Genesis.


Round Seven – Wembley Park
Alec Briggs from guest team TEKKERZ had a pretty remarkable ride at Wembley Park. Highly skilled on two wheels but not a full-time professional racer, he stayed in the front group for almost all of the race. He more than held his own on the uphill climb up towards Wembley Stadium; a dead turn onto the hill, combined with a lack of traction due to the inclement weather conditions, made the 200m more challenging than one might have imagined. Despite a late crash, Briggs finished a highly commendable 12th in the individual ranking.

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