Cycling: Tiernan-Locke is on a roll
A recent arrival at the Livingston-based professional outfit, the 27-year-old ended the first day in third spot overall. And, displaying his prowess as a climber, he powered his way up the final hill of the second stage to cross the line clear of a strong field and add the title to his success at the Tour of the Mediterranean the previous week.
Endura team boss Brian Smith, a former pro who competed at the highest level, insists the outstanding early season form of Tiernan-Locke has come as no surprise and has simply been a case of harnessing existing talent.
“All we’ve done at Endura is focus his training a bit more and teach him race craft,” said Smith.