News – World Class field for British Champs


Organiser Bill Owen and the team behind the British Road Championships announce World Class field for nationals

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News – World Class field for British Champs


Mark Cavendish not racing in British Championships

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step have sent a press release to say Mark Cavendish will not take the start at the British National Road Championship on Sunday. The current British Champion is busy with a bout of bronchitis that began during the last stages of the Tour de Suisse. As a precautional measure, Mark will not participate on Sunday and will continue training in Italy prior to the Tour de France.

“I’m sad because, as current champion, I would really like to defend the title,” Cavendish said. “I would have liked to honor the race and this jersey that I wore for all of 2014 so far, which allowed me to represent my country proudly. I think it’s wiser, however, to not take any risks and focus on absolute, 100 percent recovery, and continue to train in function of the Tour de France. I talked with the race organizers and they understood my situation perfectly. I wish them well, and also wish good luck to all riders at the race on Sunday trying to fight for this jersey I’ve been so proud to wear.”

A world-class field, including Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Lizzie Armitstead and Laura Trott, will compete at the British Road Championships in Monmouthshire organised by Bill Owen and supported by Monmouthshire Council.

The men’s and women’s time-trials take place on Thursday 26 June, ahead of the road races on Sunday 29 June.

In the men’s road race, former world champion and multiple Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish will defend the title he won in Glasgow last year. The ‘Manx Missile’ will be up against a strong field which includes Team Sky’s Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins, Olympic team pursuit champions, Peter Kennaugh and Wales’ own Geraint Thomas, as well as talented young riders Adam and Simon Yates (both Orica-GreenEDGE).

Leading the challenge from the British domestic teams will be former road race bronze medallist Yanto Barker (Team Raleigh), in-form Tom Moses and Kristian House, winner of the championships in 2009 when it was last held in Abergavenny (both Rapha Condor JLT).

Moses will also be in contention for the under-23 men’s title, alongside Welshman Owain Doull (An Post – Chain Reaction) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Bissell Development Team).


In the women’s road race, defending champion Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) (above) will be looking for her third national title.

She will face competition from former double junior world road champion, Lucy Garner (Giant Shimano), who finished seventh in the recent Friends Life Women’s Tour, as well as double Olympic gold medallist on the track, Laura Trott (Wiggle Honda) and current British Cycling National Circuit Race Champion, Hannah Barnes (Unitedhealthcare).

Barnes and Garner will also start as favourites for the under-23 women’s title.

Time Trial
The elite men’s time trial will see a showdown between defending champion Alex Dowsett (Movistar) and Olympic time trial champion Sir Bradley Wiggins. Dowsett will also have to beat off challenges from the likes of David Millar (Garmin Sharp), Geraint Thomas and 2013 silver medallist Matt Bottrill ( if he is to retain the red, white and blue jersey he has made his own for the past three years.

Olympic and world team pursuit champion, Joanna Rowsell will be in Monmouthshire to defend the time trial title she won in East Ayrshire in 2013. She’ll be up against last year’s silver medallist, Lizzie Armitstead her team pursuit teammate on the track, Katie Archibald, as well as multiple Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey (both Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International).


Alex Dowsett in the Endura skinsuit with British stripes ….

The favourites for the under-23 men’s time trial include Jon Dibben (100% ME), Owain Doull (An Post – Chain Reaction) and Alistair Salter (Guidon Chalettois).

The time trials will take place on Thursday 26 June, starting and finishing at the Celtic Manor resort. The elite men will race against the clock over two laps of the 21 kilometre course while the elite women and under-23 men will compete over one lap of the same course.

The road races will take place on Sunday 29 June and will start and finish in Abergavenny Town Centre. The elite and under-23 men’s course is 186 kilometres and the elite and under 23 women’s course is 101 kilometres.

Event Schedule

Thursday 26 June 2014
2pm – Elite women’s time trial
2:30pm – Under-23 men’s time trial
6:30pm – Elite men’s time trial

Sunday 29 June
9am – Elite and under-23 women’s road race
1pm – Elite & under-23 men’s road race

The Championship Sportive will give everyone the opportunity to ride the same course that the stars of British Cycling will when they fight for the title of National Champion. Held on 28 June, the day before the championship race, the sportive will see riders of all ages and abilities follow the ‘road of champions’ around the beautiful county of Monmouthshire. Riders will be well looked after and can expect feed stations, bike mechanics, timing chips and medics nearby. To sign up, visit


Mens Road Race
3 Germain Burton 100% ME U23
4 Christopher Latham 100% ME U23
5 Christopher Lawless 100% ME U23
6 Jacob Ragan 100% ME U23
7 Oliver Wood 100% ME U23
8 Sam Lowe Amicale Cycliste Bisontine U23
9 Owain Doull An Post – Chain Reaction U23
10 Kieran Frend An Post – Chain Reaction
11 Mark McNally An Post – Chain Reaction
12 Glyndwr Griffiths Arctic Tacx RT
13 Russell Hampton Athlonsport – Cloud Nine Telecom
14 Declan Byrne Baguet-MIBA Poorten Indulek CT U23
15 Ben Davis BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
16 Owen James BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
17 Nick Noble BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
18 Connor Ryan bh-solidor-Wamyouth
19 Colin Parry bh-solidor-Wamyouth
20 Alex Royal bh-solidor-Wamyouth
21 George Fowler bh-solidor-Wamyouth
22 Bevan Humphries bh-solidor-Wamyouth
23 Alastair Hepworth Bike Box Alan/Whiston Velo U23
24 Ashley Proctor Bike Box Alan/Whiston Velo U23
25 Matthew Sumpton Bike Box Alan/Whiston Velo U23
26 Andrew Feather Bikeshed – UEX
27 Ashley Martin Bikeshed – UEX
28 Alexander Murison Bikeshed – UEX
29 Tao Geoghegan Hart Bissell Development Team U23
30 Lawrence Carpenter Catford CC Equipe/Banks U23
31 Ashley Dennis Catford CC Equipe/Banks U23
32 Harry Franklin Catford CC Equipe/Banks U23
33 Harry Godding Catford CC Equipe/Banks U23
34 Henry Latimer Catford CC Equipe/Banks U23
35 James Walsby Catford CC Equipe/Banks
36 Pete Williams HARIBO Beacon
37 Jacob Womersly HARIBO Beacon U23
38 Jacob Scott HARIBO Beacon U23
39 James Sampson HARIBO Beacon
40 James King HARIBO Beacon
41 Jake Tanner Christina Watches – Kuma
42 Alex Coutts Edinburgh RC
43 David Millar Garmin Sharp
44 Hamish Graham Green Jersey RT U23
45 Alistair Slater Guidon Chalettois
46 Jake Kelly ILLI-Bikes Cycling Team U23
47 Douglas Dewey In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT
48 Jack Adams KTM
49 David Clarke KTM
50 Kit Gilham KTM
51 Gary Hand KTM
52 Robert Hassan KTM U23
53 Andrew Hawdon KTM
54 Joseph Kelly KTM U23
55 Michael Mottram KTM U23
56 Harry Tanfield KTM U23
57 Jacob Tipper KTM U23
58 Daniel Mclay Lotto-Belisol U23 U23
59 Joshua Lawless L’Union Cyclist Hennebont
60 Ian Bibby Madison Genesis
61 Scott Davies Madison Genesis U23
62 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis
63 Liam Holohan Madison Genesis
64 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis
65 Alex Peters Madison Genesis U23
66 Chris Snook Madison Genesis
67 Thomas Stewart Madison Genesis
68 Andrew Tennant Madison Genesis
69 Chris Bartlett Metaltek KUOTA RT
70 William Bjergfelt Metaltek KUOTA RT
71 Dan Fleeman Metaltek KUOTA RT
72 Dexter Gardias Metaltek KUOTA RT
73 Rhys Lloyd Metaltek KUOTA RT
74 Adam Martin Metaltek KUOTA RT U23
75 Zachery May Metaltek KUOTA RT
76 Robert Orr Metaltek KUOTA RT
77 Alex Dowsett Movistar
78 Dale Appleby NFTO
79 Adam Blythe NFTO
80 Russell Downing NFTO
81 Samuel Harrison NFTO U23
82 James Lowsley-Williams NFTO U23
83 James McCallum NFTO
84 Jonathan Mould NFTO
85 Samuel Williams NFTO U23
86 Hugh Wilson NFTO
87 Joshua Hunt NFTO
88 James Lewis NFTO
89 Adam Yates Orica-GreenEDGE U23
90 Simon Yates Orica-GreenEDGE U23
91 Francis Cade Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT U23
92 Gruffudd Lewis Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
93 Jake Martin Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT U23
94 Robert Moore Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
95 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
96 Graham Briggs Rapha Condor JLT
97 Hugh Carthy Rapha Condor JLT U23
98 Michael Cuming Rapha Condor JLT
99 Luke Grivell-Mellor Rapha Condor JLT U23
100 Richard Handley Rapha Condor JLT
101 Kristian House Rapha Condor JLT
102 Edward Laverack Rapha Condor JLT U23
103 Thomas Moses Rapha Condor JLT U23
104 Chris Opie Rapha Condor JLT
105 Elliott Porter Rapha Condor JLT
106 Will Stephenson Rapha Condor JLT U23
107 Simon Alexander Richardsons-Trek RT
108 Lloyd Chapman Richardsons-Trek RT
109 Joe Giggins Richardsons-Trek RT
110 Andrew Hastings Richardsons-Trek RT
111 Rhys Howells Richardsons-Trek RT
112 Owen Lake Richardsons-Trek RT
113 Luke Ryan Richardsons-Trek RT
114 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT
115 Christopher Dredge Spirit Bikes Racing Team U23
116 Perry Bowater Starley Primal Pro Cycling U23
117 Jamie Caldwell Starley Primal Pro Cycling
118 Joe Fox Starley Primal Pro Cycling
119 Will Fox Starley Primal Pro Cycling
120 David Lines Starley Primal Pro Cycling
121 Jack Pullar Starley Primal Pro Cycling
122 George Pym Starley Primal Pro Cycling U23
123 Daniel Patten Team 7 Eleven Road Bike Philippines
124 Matthew Woods Team Monturano Organisation U23
125 Jonathan McEvoy Team Netapp – Endura
126 Erick Rowsell Team Netapp – Endura
127 Scott Thwaites Team Netapp – Endura
128 George Atkins Team Raleigh
129 Yanto Barker Team Raleigh
130 Mark Christian Team Raleigh
131 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh
132 Joseph Perrett Team Raleigh
133 Liam Stones Team Raleigh
134 Ian Wilkinson Team Raleigh
135 Joshua Edmondson Team Sky
136 Peter Kennaugh Team Sky
137 Luke Rowe Team Sky
138 Ian Stannard Team Sky
139 Ben Swift Team Sky
140 Geraint Thomas MBE Team Sky
142 James McLaughlin Team Sojasun ACNC
143 Andy Leigh Terra Safety Shoes U23
144 Adam Lewis Terra Safety Shoes U23
145 Joshua Teasdale Terra Safety Shoes U23
146 Thomas Bustard Velosure – Giordana RT
147 Matt Cronshaw Velosure – Giordana RT
148 Nathan Edmondson Velosure – Giordana RT
149 James Gullen Velosure – Giordana RT
150 George Harper Velosure – Giordana RT
151 Richard Hepworth Velosure – Giordana RT
152 Steve Lampier Velosure – Giordana RT
153 Brad Morgan Velosure – Giordana RT
154 James Moss Velosure – Giordana RT
155 Robert Partridge Velosure – Giordana RT
156 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD U23
157 Alex Bottomley Wheelbase Altura MGD U23
158 Matthew Clarke Wheelbase Altura MGD U23
159 Adam Duggleby Wheelbase Altura MGD U23
160 Simon Wilson Wheelbase Altura MGD

R161 Daniel Pearson Zappi’s Racing Team U23
R162 Dante Carpenter Zappi’s Racing Team U23
R163 James Locker Zappi’s Racing Team U23
R164 Callum Ferguson Zappi’s Racing Team U23
R165 James Newey Zappi’s Racing Team U23
R166 James Knox Zappi’s Racing Team U23
R167 Sebastian Baylis Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear
R168 Dillon Byrne Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear
R169 Jordan Hargreaves Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear
R170 Benjamin Kellett Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear
R171 John Russell Dymag-T-1-D
R172 Andy Edwards Sigma
R173 Scott Gurnett Tanks Direct Cycling U23
R174 Mark Perry AllterrainRC
R175 Matthew Pilkington Metaltek KUOTA RT
R176 Russell Falder Clay Cross Road Team

1 Elizabeth Armitstead Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
2 Lowri Devey Abergavenny Road Club
3 Annabel Fisher Bonito Squadra Corse
4 Emma Rata Bonito Squadra Corse U23
5 Lauryn Therin Bonito Squadra Corse
6 Suzetta Guerrini Boom Cycle CC
7 Sarah Odell Boom Cycle CC
8 Chloe Fraser Deeside Thistle CC U23
9 Jennifer George Dulwich Paragon CC
10 Rebecca Nixon Dundee Thistle RC
11 Tamina Oliver Endura Lady Force – WV Zeeuws Vlaanderen
12 Karla Boddy Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
13 Melissa Brand Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
14 Anna Christian Epic Cycles – Scott WRT U23
15 Ella Hopkins Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
16 Emily Kay Epic Cycles – Scott WRT U23
17 Laura Massey Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
18 Alexie Shaw Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
19 Hannah Walker Epic Cycles – Scott WRT U23
20 Molly Weaver Epic Cycles – Scott WRT U23
21 Natalie Grinczer Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science U23
22 Amy Hill Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science U23
23 Elizabeth Malins Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science
24 Mathilde Pauls Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science
25 Georgia Schwiening Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science U23
26 Gillian Taylor Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science
27 Laura Wasley Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science
28 Joanne Blakeley GB
29 Karen Poole GB
30 Lucy Garner Giant Shimano U23
31 Marina Bleasdale Guernsey Velo Club
32 Joanna Watts Guernsey Velo Club
33 Ann Bowditch GVC Edmond De Rothschild
34 Karina Bowie GVC Edmond De Rothschild
35 Maryka Sennema Kingston Whls CC
36 Delia Beddis Les Filles Racing Team
37 Nicole Oh Les Filles Racing Team
38 Helen Ralston Les Filles Racing Team
39 Helen McKay Look Mum No Hands!
40 Louise Borthwick Matrix Fitness – Vulpine U23
41 Corrine Hall Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
42 Penny Rowson Matrix Fitness – Vulpine U23
43 Jo Tindley Matrix Fitness – Vulpine
44 Jessie Walker Matrix Fitness – Vulpine U23
45 Rebecca Rimmington Merlin Cycles
46 Chloe Weller Norwood Paragon CC
47 Victoria Grimmer Paramount CRT
48 Katie Archibald Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International U23
49 Ciara Horne Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
50 Charline Joiner Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
51 Hayley Jones Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International U23
52 Gabriella Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tours InternationalU23
53 Dame Sarah Storey Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
54 Dani Christmas Speg – Project 51
55 Alice Cobb Squadra Donne U23
56 Katie Curtis Starley Primal Pro Cycling
57 Tanya Griffiths Starley Primal Pro Cycling
58 Eileen Roe Starley Primal Pro Cycling
59 Jennifer Taylor Starley Primal Pro Cycling
60 Eve Dixon Team 22 U23
61 Nicola Juniper Team Echelon – Rotor
62 Emily Barnes Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport U23
63 Louise Mahe Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport
64 Emma Grant Tibco / To The Top
65 Laura Greenhalgh Twickenham CC
66 Hannah Barnes United healthcare Professional Cycling Team U23
67 SharonLaws Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
68 Emma Pooley VC Norwich
69 Jennifer Hudson VC St Raphael U23
70 Jane Barr Velocity 44 Stirling
71 LucyColdwell Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
72 Julie Erskine Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
73 Hayley Simmonds Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
74 Claire Thomas Velosport – Pasta Montegrappa
75 Elinor Barker Wiggle HondaU23
76 Danielle King Wiggle Honda
77 Joanna Rowsell Wiggle Honda
78 Laura Trott Wiggle Honda U23
79 Amy Roberts Wiggle HondaU23
80 Anne Ewing WV Breda
81 Abigail Van Twisk WXC World Racing U23
82 Hannah Payton WyndyMilla – Reynolds U23
83 Rebecca Womersley WyndyMilla – ReynoldsU23
84 Cassie McGoldrick WyndyMilla – Reynolds
85 Nikki Harris Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team
86 LucyChittenden British Cycling PM
87 Gemma Neill British Cycling PM

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