Podium Ambition presented by Club La Santa overturned Drops Cycling to claim their third straight Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series title with the race win going to Jess Roberts as Portsmouth hosted the final round of the 2016 Series.

Podium Ambition weren’t the only team celebrating a third title, as JLT Condor presented by Mavic secured their third overall Pearl Izumi Tour Series crown in Portsmouth on Thursday evening with Jon Mould, Graham Briggs, Alex Frame, Alistair Slater and Chris Lawless doing enough to wrap up the 2016 title.

Once again the women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix proved a thrilling opening to the evening’s elite racing, with a fast paced round won by youngster Jess Roberts, who yesterday was named in the Great Britain squad for the UCI Junior Track World Championships.

Roberts completed an incredible hat trick of wins for younger siblings, following Alice Barnes (Stevenage) and Grace Garner (Croydon) in winning rounds of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series, emulating elder sisters Amy Roberts, Hannah Barnes and Lucy Garner.

Riding as an individual, Roberts put in an impressive ride on her second appearance in the 2016 Series to win by 20-seconds, with Grace Garner leading teammate EJay Harris for second and third from the bunch sprint.

Also impressing in the race were Aprire HSS Hire’s Louise Laker and Team WNT’s Jo Tindley who both came to the forth without the pressures of the team competition surrounding their performance.

Garner’s run of consistent finishes that saw her place 3rd, 4th, 5th, 1st and 2nd in the final five rounds of the six event Series helped her overturn Nikki Juniper at the top of the standings.  The Podium Ambition rider finished ahead of Juniper and her Team Ford EcoBoost teammate Charlotte Broughton.

Those consistent finishes for Garner and her, Harris and Gabriella Shaw’s top eight positions helped their team to the title.

A last lap spill for Drops Cycling Rebecca Durrell on the final lap, and the double-points final round, contributed to a rare off-night for her team, allowing Podium Ambition to finish 30-points clear to add the title to their 2014 and 2015 wins.

For full results and final standings from the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series, please click here.

Highlights of the men and women’s races in Portsmouth will be shown on ITV4 at 20:00 on Friday 10 June with a repeat the following morning at 10:20.  Programmes from all ten rounds of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series are available on demand via the ITV Hub catch-up service.

Next week sees the Aviva Women’s Tour race into action, with ITV4 again screening highlights every evening from Wednesday 15 June of the five stage race, which will feature stars of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series like Grace Garner, Alice Barnes and Annasley Park.