Stage One |Grand Prix Series | 23 June

The two day event around the Derwent Reservoir kicked off with a 126km stage which saw a change to previous years. The organisation had made the stage harder with two climbs up the famous Blanchland climb which so often decides the overall winner in the race.
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In the opening stages both Tom Baylis and Jacob Scott had been off the front in two separate breakaways before the race all came back together at the foot of the first climb. A move of six riders went clear including Hayden McCormick before a further six including Pete Williams quickly joined them. Four more riders made the junction at different stages however with Williams getting dropped along with one additional rider at the top of the first climb the lead group stabilised with 14 riders in contention.
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With the peloton seemingly happy to let the move go the breakaway settled in as it looked as if the stage would be decided from that group. Hayden McCormick tried to solo away in the closing stages but a furious chase brought him back before the sprint to the line.
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Ian Bibby (JLT Condor) took the stage victory by 1 second ahead of the chasing group with Hayden McCormick finishing 5th to keep him in the hunt for GC.
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.Stage Two |Grand Prix Series | 24 June
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Stage Two was held in beautiful conditions around a similar course to the previous day however with two small differences. An increase in distance to 165.2km and the climb would be tackled from the opposite side of the hillside with steeper gradients facing the peloton.
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Emils Liepins made the early breakaway which settled in for just over an hour of racing. As the race hit the first lap of three up the Blanchland climb however the race dynamic changed. Team Wiggins rode hard from the bottom of the climb and split the race to pieces. However all the GC riders were in contention and as the race regrouped through the feed zone Tom Baylis found himself in a group of six riders off the front of the peloton.
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This quickly reduced to just two riders on the next time up the climb. Baylis and McEvoy (Madison Genesis) worked well together over the next 70km holding an advantage of around 1 minute over the peloton. Meanwhile the yellow jersey group kept swelling and reducing in sizes depending on which part of the course the race was on.
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Heading into the final lap the lead group became 3 as Alex Richardson (Private member) joined the front of the race but all eyes were on the yellow jersey group to see who would win the overall at the Tour of the Reservoir.
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With 16km to go Tom Moses (JLT Condor) launched an attack and was quickly joined by Hayden. Hayden knew this was his chance to go for yellow so set off in frantic pursuit of the leaders, Moses with the yellow jersey in his team was able to sit back and allow Hayden to do the majority of the work.
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The chasers caught the three leaders with just 500metres to go and Moses launched his attack for the win taking the stage by 2 seconds from Hayden. The two riders were tied on time in the overall but on count back the overall victory went to Tom Moses with Hayden McCormick finishing 2nd.
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Tom Baylis rounded out a good day for the team finishing 4th on the stage and taking home the King of the Mountains prize.
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RANK RIDER TEAM TIME
1  MOSES, Tom Team JLT Condor 4.05.10
2 MCCORMICK, Hayden ONE PRO Cycling +2
3  RICHARDSON, Alex Unnattached ,,
4  BAYLIS, Tom ONE PRO Cycling ,,
5  MCEVOY, Jonathan Madison Genesis +8
6  HAYTOR, Ethan 100% Me +34
7  SWIFT, Connor Madison Genesis ,,
8  PIDCOCK, Tom Team Wiggins ,,
9 BIBBY, Ian Team JLT Condor ,,
10  PULLAR, Jack Canyo Eisberg +38