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Tour Series Champions
Image: Phil Jones
Why are Rapha Condor Sharp so happy? No, it's not because they just received their new Pro Team Socks or because they are being insulated from the crap London weather by scantily clad cheerleaders. Those are mere symptoms of being the UK's best domestic team and more specifically the 2011 Halfords Tour Series Champions, celebrated last night at the grand finale in London's Canary Wharf.
Image: Steve Davidson
Early dominance of the eight-round series, with a hat-trick of wins in the first episodes, gave the men in black a firm grip on the following stages. Last night's criterium, held in Canary Wharf, saw a large crowd brave the wet conditions to see the legend that is Dean Downing bag a respectable second and help seal the overall team victory. Champagne popping, pom pom shaking and plenty of big grins ensued. Congratulations to everyone involved with Rapha Condor Sharp from all of us at Rapha. Chapeau.
• For those in the UK, you can see highlights of the race on ITV4 > 20.00hrs
• There is also coverage of last weekend's Smithfield Nocturne, on Sky Sports 2 > 19.00hrs
- Team about to start the @anpostras probably the Worlds friendliest race.
- RT @nedboulting: Kristian House's Grandad was a fantastic man. He told me about him once. Then I read this: http://t.co/ZCeYbm4sFU
- @DeanHardman @nedboulting @j_t_locke such a shame...
- @TeamSkyGirl @nedboulting @j_t_locke we've asked JTL to change his name.
- RT @Ed_Clancy: Watch @raphacondor team mate Kristian House take another win (and lap me in the process) around his favourite circuit to…
- RT @TourSeries: Catch-up with all of the #Durham #tourseries action on ITV4 tonight http://t.co/YE9zgNaZem
- Some helpful #womens100 tips from Australian pro @tiffanycromwell that you might find useful over on @gcntweet → http://t.co/ZqgODQ6Tz3
- New Media, New Myths: @TrueBS writes for our blog about the building of legends at the @AmgenTourofCali → http://t.co/SEEBqxorZh #AToC
- Starting this Sunday, the Irish tour @anpostras is being raced by @raphacondor JLT and our very own Ultan Coyle. → http://t.co/gJmiGGr2zy
- Atoc photographers come in all shapes and sizes. Like this one @johnprolly. #atoc http://t.co/yWV0121rRB