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Jon Tiernan-Locke and Endura Racing top UCI Europe Tour Rankings
Endura Racing top the latest UCI Europe Tour team rankings after another successful month in UCI races across Europe. The team have now recorded a total of nine stage and overall victories in single day and stage races so far this season.
Another great month for Jon Tiernan-Locke, with a 2nd place overall at the Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia (UCI 2.1), sees him retain leadership in the rider classification and he will continue to ride in the white jersey of the UCI Europe Tour leader for April.
Russ Downing opened his account for the season with a win at the Eddie Soens Memorial in the UK before heading to France to win the Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers (UCI 1.2) the following day. Ian Wilkinson and Erick Rowsell added to the win tally with stage victories in the Tour of Normandie (UCI 2.2) with Erick again going close with 2nd place on stage seven and Jonny McEvoy only losing out in the event’s final sprint by the narrowest of margins. In his first season as a professional Erick finished in 7th position in the overall results. Paul Voß recorded four top ten finishes at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali (UCI 2.1), including a 2nd place in team time trial to finish 6th overall.
Brian Smith, Endura Racing's General Manager:
It's great to see all the team's hard work paying off. JTL is a very talented bike rider but it also shows that the whole team has strength in depth. We will continue to perform to the best we can and hopefully attract that partner to allow the team to take the step up to Continental Pro in 2013.
1st Stages 1 & 4 Tour Méditerranéen, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke
1st Overall Tour Méditerranéen, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke
1st Stage 2 Tour du Haut Var, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke
1st Overall Tour du Haut Var, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke
1st Overall Eddie Soens Memorial Cycle Race, Russ Downing
1st Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers, Russ Downing
1st Stage 3 Tour de Normandie, Ian Wilkinson
1st Stage 5 Tour de Normandie, Erick Rowsell
Click here to see our race schedule for the next month with provisional lineups.
Photo - Jon Tiernan-Locke after stage 3 of Coppi e Bartali by Joolze Dymond | www.joolzedymond.com