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Seventeen-year-old Tom Pidcock stole the show to claim an impressive individual win as cycling’s Tour Series visited Durham on Saturday evening.

With Durham hosting the Tour Series for the eighth year running, Pidcock, a member of PH Mas – Paul Milnes – Oldfield, broke free from numerous Olympians to make all and claim glory.

With frequent heavy showers, the notoriously difficult Durham route was made even harder and claimed victims within the opening couple of laps.

It was also a successful night for JLT Condor as the team consisting of Ed Clancy, Graham Briggs, Brenton Jones, Steve Lampier and Ali Slater extended their overall lead over Madison Genesis to three points.

With Pidcock’s ride for PH Mas – Paul Milnes – Oldfield having no influence on the overall team standings, the Leeds-born youngster, who only left school yesterday, broke from a small pack in the opening few laps to take a lead which was 45 seconds at one point.

JLT Condor’s Slater and Connor Swift, of Maddison Genesis, worked together to close the gap to within 11 seconds three laps from the finish, but Pidcock found a bit extra to ensure the individual glory was his.

Swift outsprinted Slater for second place with Lampier and Briggs taking fourth and fifth respectively.

Olympic gold medalist Clancy finished 10th, just shy of 90 seconds behind Pidcock.

Rory Townsend, competing for BIKE Channel Canyon, completed the fastest lap in two minutes and 15.407 seconds.

Durham’s cobbled streets was the ninth of 10 circuits in the 2017 Tour Series and it’ll all go down to Stevenage’s circuit on Monday evening to see which team wins the 2017 Tour Series.