Startsheets: British Time Trial Championships


Defending champions Dowsett, Simmonds & Davies return for British Time Trial Championships in Stockton on Tees

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Startsheets: British Time Trial Championships

Thursday sees the first day of the British Road Championships take place in Stockton on Tees with time trials for senior men and women and Under 23 men.

On a course with a mixture of twists and turns in the town centre, to power sections along the straight, main roads, the riders will be doing from 3 laps (U23 and Women) to 4 laps for the Elite men. Defending champions Dowsett (below) and Simmonds are part of the entry list.


The men’s race sees all three medallists return; Alex Dowsett, Edmund Bradbury and Ryan Perry along with many other ‘names’ from the world of road racing and time trialling. Track stars Steven Burke and Andy Tennant are on the entry as are road stars Dan McLay more known for his sprinting and Owain Doull who was third in the Tour of Britain.

Whilst the entry is not a who’s who of the time trial world, there are some familiar names like Matt Clinton and James Gullen (Pedal Heaven RT) who have many a domestic TT victory to their name.

James explained in a recent interview, “There are quite a few riders coming back from abroad like Dan McLay and Wiggins riders like Doull and Tennant who don’t do many domestic TT’s but are world class riders so I think there’s going to be a quite a lot of riders in the mix.”

“Half the course is on a dual carriageway like we’d see in a classic British time trial and the other half is round the Stockton crit circuit so there will be more to riding it than a usual time trial.”

Asked about a strategy for such a mix of roads in a time trial, James explains “I think the town centre section will almost be a recovery section where you almost go over what you can do on the dual carriageway section because there’s going to be freewheeling in the corners.”


“You will need to sprint back up to speed but you can’t take yourself too much into the red so it will be about getting a good balance. I’ll be riding on feel and will look at the numbers later. The first five or ten minutes are crucial by not going too hard”.

James explained how he’ll be using a special chain and also Continental tubulars (TTs) suited to a course with lots of twists and turns as well as a normal shaped 56 tooth chain ring. He’ll now taper after a tough road race on Sunday.

James, like all the others though will have to beat the defending champion and now comp record holder in both 10 and 25 mile disciplines, Alex Dowsett if they want the jersey. The Movistar pro has won so many international TT’s on continental style circuits, it’s hard to see him beaten but as he found in Scotland a few years ago, anything can happen and none of his rivals can be written off for winning the stripes that Alex so passionately enjoys having on his shoulders.

The Women’s race sees Hayley Simmonds back to defend her title against former world time trial champion Emma Pooley. Simmonds, who has left the US trade team that she joined at the start of the season due to issues with her bike, has been in the North East looking at the course and probably like Emma Pooley would like there to be more climbing but nevertheless says she may do well on it.


The rivals are many and include a young rider who did so well in the Women’s Tour, Molly Weaver. Dame Sarah Storey showed in the Curlew Cup her form is good with a second place there whilst Hannah Barnes, known for her sprinting, is racing well as she showed in the Women’s Tour.

The list of possible winners goes on though. Alice Barnes of Drops Cycling is racing well as is Dani King and Nikki Juniper whilst a former champion and legend in British time trialling circles, Julia Shaw may well be a contender as could Claire Rose who has been so strong in road races.

Under 23 Mens

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If you’re looking for some star names, this one has a few! A name many won’t have heard a lot about, Daniel Whitehouse, has been in winning form in UCI events and could spring a surprise whilst Tao Geoghegan Hart is also in great form as his results have shown.

A world champion no less in the form of Jon Dibben is on the start list as is Chris Latham and other young riders with great results like Joe Fry (Pedal Heaven) and European based James Shaw. But, the winner the last two years has been Scott Davies and he’ll be a favourite again after completing a stage race in Czech Republic.

In all, every race is very open and a great day of time trialling expected in Stockton.

11:00 Rider familiarisation session on town centre sector starts
12:00 Rider familiarisation session ends
13:00 U23 Men’s event start
14:30 U23 Men’s presentations
15:15 Women’s event start
17:15 Women’s presentations
17:30 Senior Men’s event start
19:45 Senior Men’s presentations

TT Course Map

The full course of 11.6km is on totally closed roads with the central urban sector fully barriered on both sides and all road accesses and exits barriered on the extra urban sector. Traffic

U23 Men: 3 Laps 34.9km (22ml) 1pm Start
Women: 3 Laps 34.9km (22ml) 3.15pm
Senior Men: 4 Laps 46.3km (29ml) 5.30pm

MENS – Starts 5.30pm
1 Parker Jonathan PMR@Toachim House
2 Smart Chris GTR
3 Grieves Danny GS Metro
4 Penfold Dean
5 Halksworth Daniel Velo Sport Jersey
6 Bromiley Liam University of Bath Cycling Club
7 McLaughlin James Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
8 Porteus Ed St Neots CC
9 Bates Christopher RPD Racing
10 Teasdale Joshua Prorace Cycling Team
11 Boyman James Neon-Velo Cycling Team
12 Colman Alexander Arrow Cycles
13 Joy Craig Adalta Race Team
14 Fox George Wellingborough Cycles Race Team
15 Porter Elliott Neon-Velo Cycling Team
16 Moore Robert Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
17 Atkins George JLT Condor
18 Alexander Simon Richardsons-Trek RT
19 House Kristian One Pro Cycling
20 Cox Ashley CC Luton
21 Bjergfelt William Neon-Velo Cycling Team
22 Smallwood Ioan Cardiff Ajax CC
23 Robson Dean Nopinz
24 Wilson Simon Bikehaus by Ridley
25 Christian Mark Team Wiggins
26 Handley Richard One Pro Cycling
27 Kenway Adam Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
28 Burke MBE Steven Team Wiggins
29 Clinton Matt Mike Vaughan Cycles
30 Doull Owain Team Wiggins
31 Mclay Daniel Fortuneo – Vital Concept
32 Williams Peter One Pro Cycling
33 Harrison Samuel Team Wiggins
34 Howells Rhys Richardsons-Trek RT
35 Gullen James Pedal Heaven
36 Tennant Andrew Team Wiggins
37 Chapman Lloyd Pedal Heaven
38 Perry Ryan Langdale Lightweights Racing Team
39 Bradbury Edmund NFTO
40 Dowsett Alex Movistar Team

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WOMENS – Starts 3.15
1 Weller Chloe Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
2 Taylor Bethany Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C
3 Mottram Stephanie
4 Lankford Sophie Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire
5 King Sarah
6 Cadzow Elanor Kinetic Cycles / Welwyn Racing
7 Lethbridge Alice Starley Racing
8 Hill Amy Team Rytger
9 Hibbs Angela Fusion RT Fierlan
10 Spearman Crystal Nopinz
11 Harris Elizabeth-Jane Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa
12 Hall Corrine Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles
13 Swoboda Claire Starley Racing
14 Curran Lynsey
15 Cockcroft Emma Bikeshed – Bianchi
16 Carr Nicki VC Equipe – Flix
17 Matthews Nikola Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C
18 Evans Neah Glasgow Wheelers
19 Gornall Amy Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa
20 Barker Megan Team Breeze
21 Hayward Bethany Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa
22 Stedman ElizabethFusion RT Fierlan
23 Barnes Alice Drops Cycling Team
24 Mason Chanel Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
25 Jones Hayley Team Breeze
26 Fraser Chloe LOINTEK
27 Juniper Nicola Team Ford Ecoboost
28 Nelson Emily Team Breeze
29 Cobb Alice Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles
30 Shaw Gabriella Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa
31 Kay Emily Team Breeze
32 Roberts Amy Wiggle High5
33 Park Annasley Team Breeze
34 Grinczer Natalie Team WNT
35 Dentus Abigail Team Breeze
36 Rimmington Rebecca Team WNT
37 Khan Danielle Team Breeze
38 Coleman Sophie Drops Cycling Team
39 Christian Anna Wiggle High5
40 Shaw Julia
41 King MBE Danielle Wiggle High5
42 Parkinson Abby-Mae Servetto Footon
43 Lowther Melissa Team Breeze
44 Rose Claire Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa
45 Barnes Hannah Canyon – SRAM
46 Lloyd Manon Team Breeze
47 Storey Dame Sarah Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa
48 Weaver Molly Liv-Plantur
49 Pooley Emma
50 Simmonds Hayley Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team

UNDER 23 – Starts 1pm
1 Yates Jesse In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT
2 Touche Alexandre Catford CC Equipe/Banks
3 Robinson Adam Vision Racing
4 Langworthy Matt Mid Devon CC
5 Evans George Team Bottrill
6 Egner Reece Witham Wheelers Cycling Club
7 Clark George Catford CC Equipe/Banks
8 Darbyshire Adam The Nab Racing
9 Turner Andrew KTM Impsport RT
10 Whitehouse Daniel
11 Maxwell Oliver Neon-Velo Cycling Team
12 Fry Joseph Pedal Heaven
13 Bolland David Neon-Velo Cycling Team
14 Minting Alex Neon-Velo Cycling Team
15 Williams Samuel One Pro Cycling
16 Baillie Karl Raleigh GAC
17 Holt Joe 100% ME
18 Dibben Jonathan Team Wiggins
19 Gardner Dan Astellas Cycling Team
20 Bostock Matthew 100% ME
21 McGovern Sean Catford CC Equipe/Banks
22 Lewis Joel Wheelbase Altura MGD
23 Walker Joey 100% ME
24 Woolsey Cameron Spirit Bikes Racing Team
25 Baylis Sebastian Zappi’s Racing Team
26 O’Neill Jack Mike Vaughan Cycles
27 Evans Joe Madison Genesis
28 Kelly Jake Team Wiggins
29 Draper Nathan 100% ME
30 Latham Christopher Team Wiggins
31 Swift Connor Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield
32 Wood Oliver 100% ME
33 Leigh Andy Superano Ham – Isorex – Tarteletto
34 Cullaigh Gabriel 100% ME
35 Hetherington Ben Planet X – Northside Cycling
36 Stewart Mark 100% ME
37 Shaw James Lotto Soudal U23
38 Baylis Thomas One Pro Cycling
39 Geoghegan Hart Tao Axeon Hagens Berman CT
40 Davies Scott Team Wiggins



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