Despite narrowly missing out on victory, Gabz Cullaigh’s strong performance in Sunday’s Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic moved his Team WIGGINS squad level on points at the top of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain team qualification standings.

The CiCLE Classic, Britain’s longest-running international one-day race, also proved to be fruitful for SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling – the newly-launched team moved level on points with Madison Genesis having been rooted to the bottom of the table after round one.

Standings after round two

Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes remain top of the standings after round two, leading Team WIGGINS on countback by virtue of Rory Townsend’s win at the East Cleveland Klondike GP in round one (trumping Cullaigh’s near miss at the weekend).

Ribble Pro Cycling dropped to the bottom spot after the CiCLE Classic, but more than remain in the hunt with so much racing left to go.

Click here to download the standings after round two.

CiCLE Classic finish video

OVO Energy Tour of Britain team qualification process

The qualification process has been devised once again by SweetSpot Group, organisers of the Tour of Britain, and British Cycling, with full consultation of competing teams throughout.

First introduced in 2016, the process establishes a fair and transparent selection of eligible British teams into the race, as well as ensuring full support of the HSBC UK | National Road and Circuit Series, OVO Energy Tour Series, HSBC UK | National Road Championships and the country’s UCI-ranked events each year.

Click here for more information, competing teams, counting race details and scoring details.