News – Laura Trott enters both TT & RR for British Champs


Double London Olympic gold medalist Trott enters Time Trial and Road Race for the British  Road Championships in Monmouthshire (Wales)

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News – Trott enters both TT & RR for British Champs


DOUBLE London Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott will be riding the roads of Monmouthshire this summer as she became the first major women’s star to enter the 2014 British Road and Time Trial Championships. Trott, 21, won gold on the track in the 2012 Olympics in the Omnium event – cycling’s version of heptathlon in athletics – and the Team Pursuit in front of the packed London Velodrome during the spectacular Games twenty months ago.

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Laura (left) and Emma Trott with father Adrian at last years championhips

And the Harlow-born star has already shown she is in excellent form this season to mount a challenge for a National Jersey by taking the UCI World Track Championships Team Pursuit crown with Cardiff’s Elinor Barker, Scotland’s Katie Archibald and Carshalton’s Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell in February.

She has entered both the National Time Trial Championships on Thursday June 26 and also the Elite Road Championships on Sunday June 29 and will ride the Elite Road course around Monmouthshire just hours after hundreds of women will take to the course in the Championship Sportive public ride on Saturday June 28.

Trott’s career has been predominantly based on the track cycling scene but she has been the National Road Race Championships Under-23 winner in both 2011 and 2013, coming second in the Elite Women’s race in Glasgow last year to take the age group title.

Her entry comes just two weeks after reigning men’s National Time Trial champion Alex Dowsett confirmed he will be defending his title against the likes of Matt Bottrill in Monmouthshire on a spectacular closed roads course (see feature here) that starts and finishes at the Celtic Manor Resort and is set to see thousands of fans lining the route.

Bill Owen, Wales’ representative on the British Cycling board, said: “This is fantastic news that Laura has entered both the Time Trial and Elite Women’s road race. “We are expecting more stars to sign-up in the coming weeks and we anticipate making other major announcements, but to have our first London Olympic Games gold medalist – and a double one at that – plus a reigning world champion confirming entry is brilliant. Thousands of people will be lining the courses of all our races so that atmosphere will be incredible.”

“Should Lizzie Armitstead and other possible title challengers like Joanna Rowsell and Elinor Barker, to name just two, also enter both the Time Trial and Road Race, we can expect some huge battles for the jerseys and some spectacular cycling in June.”

Trott’s other road success last year saw her win the inaugural RideLondon Grand Prix around the streets of British capital city. Entries for the Championship Sportive, which includes four routes this year – a bronze leisure ride of twenty miles, a silver course of fifty miles, a full one hundred mile circuit of Monmouthshire and the chance for ladies to ride the Elite Women’s Championships course – are now open.

For details on how to enter the Championship Sportive and any other information about the National Championships, go to and follow Twitter updates on @roadchamps and

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