JLT Condor

Style x Substance since 2007

JLT Condor is no longer racing

 

JLT Condor was one of Britain's longest standing cycling teams, founded in 2007 by Condor Cycles and Rapha. The team was consistently ranked number one in Britain until it closed at the end of 2018.

Discover the team that changed the face of bike racing in Britain.

Over a decade of support

 

"This past decade of supporting the team has made me extremely proud. I’ve seen Condor bicycles ridden to National Championship victories, to wins in Australia, Japan, France, Spain and South Korea, to name but a few. There have been highs, lows, and many medals."

Grant Young — Chairman, Condor Cycles

Graham Briggs win jersey at Tour of Britain

Kristian House winning the Tour of South Africa

A National Champion is made

 

"John was adamant that we race properly and do it right, you can’t expect to race on the continent and do well if you aren’t organised. I enjoyed my time at JLT Condor, we achieved so much and broke boundaries.”

Kristian House, former team rider

 
Focus on young talent

 

Team Manager, John Herety, was focused on building British cycle sport and using the team to help nurture future talent. He set an international schedule of racing that travelled to five continents and produced many World Tour riders including Chris Lawless, Hugh Carthy, Tim Kennaugh, Matt Gibson, Tom Southam, and multiple Olympic champion, Ed Clancy.

Hugh Carthy win young rider, Elliot Porter win climbers jersey

END OF AN ERA

Read the stories and watch the films we've created with our team.
JLT Condor at the Tour of Portugal7 things I learnt at the Tour of Portugal

Tom Moses Mallorca training spotsA week in the Winter of Tom Moses

Guide to Shropshire Lanes with JLT CondorShropshire Hills with Luke Mellor

Chris Lanaway spends time with JLT Condor2018 Tour of Britain, Portraits

Rapha Condor Sharp race the CiCLE Classic

Sella, by Andrew Telling

 

Nowhere to Nowhere, behind the scenes at the Tour Series
Rapha Condor at the historic 2011 Lincoln GP

 DEVELOPED OVER A DECADE

BUILT TO CHEAT THE WIND, BUILT BY HAND FOR THE RIDE

“Aero drag is 80-90% of the overall resistance affecting a rider on flatter roads and routes", explains JLT Condor pro rider, Ed Clancy. "In a 4km pursuit, 2% of power is spent overcoming drivetrain friction, 5% rolling resistance, 7% kinetic energy, and 86% aerodynamic drag. It's not about getting the lightest, it is about efficiency."

 

After countless hours of feedback and testing, the race-proven Leggero emerged new and speedier than its predecessor with improved aerodynamic efficiency. The handmade frame is at home on a group ride, tackling climbs, or sprinting for the finish line under a rider as powerful as Ed Clancy. 

Brenton Jones racing in Tour de Taiwan
Buy the Leggero

 

JLT Condor Race Wear designed and developed by PEdAL ED

Limited range of team kit is available to purchase, our team kit is made in Italy by performance cycling manufacturer PEdAL ED.