BRENTON Jones made it a winning weekend for himself and the JLT-Condor team with victory in the Stockton Grand Prix.

Having already won the town centre criterium on Friday night, the Australian saw off some stiff competition in a thrilling sprint to the line on Sunday in the British Cycling HSBC UK Grand Prix Series race.

It took a photo to split Jones from rival Chris Latham in the second race of the series.

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Team Wiggins rider Latham pipped Chris Opie, who finished third for Bike Channel-Canyon.

The best placed local rider was Harry Tanfield, also of Bike Channel-Canyon.

Jones said he wasn't sure he was going to win as the race reached its climax.

"I wasn't confident with 250 metres to go. Chris Opie got a good jump and I was kind of bogged down in a big gear," he said. "I knew I had to keep going all the way to the line to have a chance.

"With about 100 metres to go I knew I had some speed and coming off the slipstream of both Chris Latham and Chris Opie I knew I was going to get a good run going into the last 50. It was really, really close on the photo. I probably could have lunged a bit more myself, to make it a bit more convincing, but, hey, a win's a win, it doesn't matter how much you win by."

Though Tanfield, from Great Ayton, gave it his all, and was at the front of the race towards the end, he was disappointed his team was not able to claim the win.

"It was always going to be a bunch sprint with so many of the bigger teams having good sprinters that weren't in the breaks," he said. "I took it up with a kilometre to go, went flat out into the hairpin, to try and get us up there, but JLT came up the outside of us and we weren't well positioned enough. I came out the corner, fifth or sixth wheel and it stalled - people just blocked the road. I wanted to start sprinting but couldn't because there were people everywhere. Chris had to look after himself, he was quite far back, so whacked it, flat stick, and shot past everyone.

"It was disappointing that Chris didn't win - it was one of those where you finish, go over the line and bleugh ... you are not on your knees, because you couldn't open up."

Tanfield's brother, Charlie, ended up in hospital after crashing out on the course.

"Someone flipped (Andrew) Tennant (Team Wiggins), then Tennant wiped my brother out. He's in hospital somewhere. I don't know how he is, but I imagine he will be alright."