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Tour Series - Round 6 Bath
By Mark Sharon
Date: 5/20/2017
Tour Series - Round 6 Bath
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May 10, 2017

Madison Genesis moves into Tour Series lead afte Swtift proves fastest in Bath

Compiled using material supplied by Tour Series

Connor Swift took his first ever Tour Series victory in the city of his birth, soloing to an impressing individual win in Bath and helping his Madison Genesis team back into the Tour Series leader jerseys presenting by Eisberg.

Swift, in his season with the team first, and only his fourth ever Tour Series race, attacked the leading group with a handful of laps remaining, building a 30-second lead at one stage.

The victory means Madison Genesis move back into The Tour Series lead, in the city where they claimed the title back in 2015, while Swift also recorded his first ever Brother Fastest Lap, taking that honour as he pulled away from the chasing bunch.

"It was a case of following moves, and then thought we'd go for the individual win as well as the team win as we had five guys at the front. Johnny [McEvoy], my teammate, let me go on one of the corners and it paid off, said Swift, who is the cousin of UCI WorldTour pro Ben, speaking afterwards.

"I was feeling good, and when I was by myself I could take the lines through the corners as fast as I wanted and press on along the straights and sweeping corners, so I was confident it would pay off.

Swift finished with a 27-second advantage, aided by a first corner crash with two laps to go involving teammate Matt Cronshaw, Wembley Park winner Steele Von Hoff and JLT Condor pair Graham Briggs and Brenton Jones. This disrupted the group behind, with Tom Stewart clipping off the front to claim second, while Metaltek Kuota's Bertie Newey took his best ever result of third. That move by Stewart helped ONE Pro to second on the night in the team prize, demoting JLT Condor to third and rendering them level on points at the top with Madison Genesis for the second time this season.

And for the second time losing out on the lead due to countback of scores. Sebastian Mora retains the Wiggle Points Jersey, which he has held since Round One in Redditch.

Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series

Earlier in the day Eileen Roe had become the most successful rider in the eight-year history of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series with her fifth round win, as the Scot and her WNT team won Round Six. It was a close fought battle between the teams though, so despite the victory WNT don't peg back Series leaders Drops any further heading to the final two events for the women. Storey Racing enjoyed another successful evening, adding a second and third to their one-two from Croydon earlier in the week, plus taking the Brother Fastest Lap and lead of the Eisberg Sprints competition through Ejay Harris.

Connor Swift takes solo win Simon Wilkinson -

Individual Race Result
1, Connor Swift, GBR, Madison Genesis, 29-laps, 1:10.077
2, Tom Stewart, GBR, ONE Pro Cycling, + 27.187
3, Bertie Newey, GBR, Metaltek Kuota, + 37.670
4, James Lowsley-Williams, GBR, BIKE Channel Canyon, + 37.896
5, Johnny McEvoy, GBR, Madison Genesis, + 37.963
6, Enrique Sanz, ESP, Team Raleigh GAC, + 38.006
7, Alex Paton, GBR, Madison Genesis, + 38.082
8, Brenton Jones, AUS, JLT Cndor, + 38.146
9, George Pym, GBR, Metaltek Kuota, + 38.378
10, George Wood, GBR, Richardsons Trek, + 37.512

Brother Fastest Lap
Connor Swift, GBR, Madison Genesis, 2:19.244

Team Standings, post-Round Six
1, Madison Genesis, 64pts
2, JLT Condor, 64pts
3, ONE Pro Cycling, 52pts
4, BIKE Channel Canyon, 50pts
5, Team Raleigh GAC, 48pts
6, Metaltek Kuota, 37pts
7, Morvelo Basso, 28pts

Wiggle Points Standings, post-Round Six
1, Sebastian Mora, ESP, Team Raleigh GAC, 73pts
2, Brenton Jones, AUS, JLT Condor, 32pts
3, James Lowsley-Williams, GBR, BIKE Channel Canyon, 26pts

Guest Team South Standings, Final Standings
1, Richardsons Trek, 15pts
2, Spirit Racing Tifosi, 10pts
3, Catford CC Equipe/Banks, 9pts
4, Nuun - Sigma Sport - London, 8pts

2017 Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series

Individual Race Result
1, Eileen Roe, GBR, Team WNT, 45:21.067
2, Elizabeth Jane Harris, GBR, Storey Racing, + 0.083
3, Neah Evans, GBR, Storey Racing, + 0.313
4, Anna Henderson, GBR, Team OnForm, + 0.434
5, Charlotte Broughton, GBR, Team Ford EcoBoost, + 0.451
6, Amy Hill, GBR, Team OnForm, + 0.575
7, Lauren Dolan, GBR, Liv Epic Coaching, + 1.831
8, Madeleine Gammons, GBR, VeloSchils Interbike, + 1.946
9, Annasley Park, GBR, Drops, + 2.082
10, Rebecca Durrell, GBR, Drops, + 53.338

Brother Fastest Lap
Elizabeth Jane Harris, GBR, Storey Racing, 2:30.211

Team Standings, post-Round Six
1, Drops, 545pts
2, Team Breeze, 494pts
3, Team WNT, 485pts
4, Storey Racing, 370pts
5, Team OnForm, 310pts

Individual Standings, post-Round Six
1, Rebecca Durrell, GBR, Drops, 185pts
2, Emily Nelson, GBR, Team Breeze, 173pts
3, Annasley Park, GBR, Drops, 152pts

Eisberg Sprints Standings, post-Round Six
1, Elizabeth Jane Harris, GBR, Storey Racing, 27pts
2, Ellie Dickinson, GBR, Team Breeze, 18pts
3, Rebecca Durrell, GBR, Drops, 16pts

Race Series

Round One

Tuesday 9 May


Round Two

Thursday 11 May


Round Three

Friday 12 May


Round Four

Tuesday 16 May


Round Five

Thursday 18 May


Round Six

Saturday 20 May


Round Seven

Tuesday 23 May


Round Eight

Thursday 25 May


Round Nine

Saturday 27 May


Round Ten

Monday 29 May


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