Mould eyes explosive start to Tour Series

Jon Mould. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150837-6)
Jon Mould. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150837-6)
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Jon Mould reckons the team time trial will make for an explosive start to the 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series tomorrow.

The ONE Pro Cycling star will join four team-mates for the battle against the clock in Ryde, Isle of Wight (3pm).

And Mould, 24, insists there will be no half measures as the 10 teams tackle the same course which will host the criterium contest at 7.30pm.

The Welshman, who is hoping to call on his track pedigree in the curtain-raiser, said: ‘It is going to be flat out.

‘We have done a lot of team time trial work and we are all pretty gelled.

‘It is a different test but it is short so we’ll go flat out and hope for the best.

‘My track background does help me.

‘I’m born and bred on the track, I’ve done team pursuit and team time trialling week in, week out.

‘So hopefully that will be an advantage for me but it will help a lot of the other lads as well.’

Mould has never been to the Isle of Wight before and will get his first look at the circuit tomorrow morning.

He is raring to go, though, in what promises to be the best Tour Series yet.

‘I’ve never been to the Isle of Wight before,’ he said.

‘This will be my first time. I don’t know what it will be like.

‘We have seen a bit of the circuit and have heard it might be quite a tough one.

‘I think you come off the seafront and go up a bit of a climb.

‘It is new for everyone, so should make for an interesting race.

‘It should be really exciting. The first round is always an open playing field.

‘You never really know what is going to happen until 15 minutes into the race.

‘It’s only then that you can see who is pulling the faces and who is not pulling any.’

Mould has won four Tour Series races in his career and got off the mark in ONE Pro Cycling colours with a stage win at Totnes-Vire.

He is loving life with the new team, which was co-founded by England cricketer Matt Prior in November last year.

‘It has been really good so far,’ said Mould.

‘It is a great set-up and it has been really exciting.

‘It is a great environment, everyone is catered for and everyone is happy.

‘I think that is the most important thing.

‘We have a top team, we are all happy and working together.

‘There have not been any issues, we are just racing our bikes and loving it.’

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