We're very lucky to work with some of the world's best athletes. We are proud to be a British company and support the Best of British sport. Following on from our Q+A we're proud to say that Sebastian Mora has won the Elite Circuit Series, one of his main focuses on the road for 2016.
World Champion on the track (Scratch race) Sebastian Mora (Raleigh GAC) has won the Elite Circuit Series after consistently finishing in the top ten during the eight round series.
The victory was clinched in Colne (Lancashire) after Seb finished in 4th, one place ahead of his nearest rival, Harry Tanfield of Pedal Heaven.
Backed up by a strong team through out the series where Albert Torres won the Staffordshire round, Albert started with a great second place at Otley before backing up well at Staffordshire in third behind Torres and Felix English (Madison Genesis).
There was a bad night for Sebastian at Skipton with his worst result of the series (15th) but he bounced back from that with another second place, this time in Beverley (East Yorkshire). Eighth at Chepstow followed before a 4th at Abergavenny in two of the Welsh rounds. In Sheffield, Sebastian was 5th before ending the series with 4th at Colne.
After crossing the finish in Colne, Sebastian admitted he was a little nervous before the start but just went out there and did his job and did it very well along with the team backing him up.
"I am very happy! There was a little tension at the end to do a good final (sprint) but it was okay. Albert (his Spanish teammate) tonight had good legs but at the end punctured and I lost my last rider for the sprint but with his moustache gone, everything is perfect for Albert! (Torres has been struggling in the last few weeks but after shaving his moustache off, his legs were good again!).
"I have enjoyed this series with the team” continued Sebastian. “It was important for me to win this for the team in my first time in the UK. I like this team, my father, his first jersey was Raleigh and me and my family are very happy to win in this jersey.”
Team boss Cherie Pridham was pleased with the work the team have done. "We were happy when there were good numbers in the break up the road to take the points for the series here in Colne but JLT wanted to bring it back and hats off to them for the win by Brigga (Graham Briggs, former Raleigh GAC rider).
“We're happy with fourth for Sebastian and I'm really delighted for the team for the Series win and to win the VeloUK trophy for the series winner tops it off for us. At the start of the season, it is always a risk to bring in foreign riders into the UK scene when the time it takes for them to adapt can vary but Sebastian and Albert were very comfortable here in no time. And they are learning with every race and we can't wait for next year."
1. Sebastian Mora Vedri (Raleigh GAC) 174 points
2. Harry Tanfield (Pedal Heaven RT) 160
3. Felix English (Madison Genesis) 133
Written by Larry Hickmott on behalf of Team Raleigh GAC
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