Armitstead takes her second title with solo move

Laura Trott and Dani King complete the podium

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) secured her second British road title when she soloed to victory in Glasgow Green on Sunday 23rd June. The Yorkshire girl delivered her third podium spot in three years with an aggressive ride on a tough Kermesse style course of 14.2 km around the historic city.

Armitstead finally rid herself of Wiggle Honda¹s Laura Trott and Dani King, finishing with a minute in hand over the duo after more than three hours of racing.

"I was playing the game today," said Armitstead: "I put a little dig in by the University with two laps to go and saw what kind of response Dani and Laura had. Laura was the strongest in the group but I knew that if I attacked on the same place on the final lap, I would be able to go clear."

"I was a little bit worried that the race was a bit easy in the early laps and it took a while for the race to get going. I am grateful to Emma (Trot) who did a lot of work on the front and then she got into the break with us and that helped to take the pressure off me. She was very strong today and also put in a few attacks in that Dani (King) and Laura (Trott) were forced to chase down."

The race had started spritely enough to spectators who watched riders being dropped around the course in the early stages.

Amy Roberts (Wiggle Honda) and Emma Trott had established small lead on the fourth lap when Armitstead used the climb on Montrose Street to put in a blistering attack and only King and Trott could hold onto her wheel.

Roberts dropped back and joined defending champion Sharon Laws (Lotto-Bellisol) in six strong chase group which stayed in striking distance of the leaders for some time.

Emma Trott finally lost contact with the leaders in the closing stages whilst Joanna Rowsell (Wiggle Honda) stopped making pace on the front of the bunch to launch an astonishing solo attack and she cut through the field and pass Trott to finish in fourth spot at 2-58.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans CT3:12:40 
2Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:01:03 
3Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
4Joanna Rowsell (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:02:58 
5Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans CT0:03:20 
6Sharon Laws (GBr) Lotto - Belisol0:04:49 
7Claire Thomas (GBr) Unattached0:04:52 
8Emma Grant (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing0:04:54 
9Natalie Creswick (GBr) Mulebar Girl - Sigma Sport0:05:33 
10Elinor Barker (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:07:29 
11Alexie Shaw (GBr) Les Filles Racing Team0:08:12 
12Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:10:30 
13Laura Massey (GBr) Abergavenny RC0:11:14 
14Lucy Garner (GBr) Argos - Shimano0:11:51 
15Hannah Barnes (GBr) MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling  
16Charline Joiner (GBr) MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling  
17Eileen Roe (GBr) Breast Cancer Care  
18Molly Weaver (GBr) Breast Cancer Care  
19Hannah Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing  
20Julie Erskine (GBr) Granite City RT  
21Corrine Hall (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing  
22Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing0:11:54 
23Lucy Martin (GBr) Boels Dolmans CT0:11:55 
24Helen Ralston (GBr) Les Filles Racing Team0:14:04 
25Jane Barr (GBr) Breast Cancer Care0:14:05 
26Karen Poole (GBr) GB Cycles.co.uk0:14:06 
27Lucy Coldwell (GBr) Unattached  
28Joanna Tindley (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing0:17:29 
29Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Breast Cancer Care0:17:30 
30Melissa Brand (GBr) MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling  
31Jennifer Taylor (GBr) Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers  
32Penny Rowson (GBr) Breast Cancer Care0:17:33 
OTLNatalie Grinczer (GBr) Abergavenny RC  
OTLLaura Murray (GBr) Breast Cancer Care  
OTLLowri Devey (GBr) Abergavenny RC  
OTLLaura Wasley (GBr) Scott Contessa Epic  
OTLBrit Tate (GBr) GB Cycles.co.uk  
OTLJennifer Edwards (GBr) Rhos On Sea CC  
OTLHayley Edwards (GBr) MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling  
OTLDanielle Christmas (GBr) Team ASL360  
OTLNicole Oh (GBr) Les Filles Racing Team  
OTLJoanna Smith (GBr) Feminin Languedoc Roussillon  
OTLClaire Martin (GBr) Edinburgh RC  
OTLRachel Przybylski (GBr) WyndyMilla  
DNFLauren Brown (GBr) Abergavenny RC  
DNFJessica Learmonth (GBr) BBM Revolution CC  
DNFAnne Ewing (GBr) Breast Cancer Care  
DNFEve Dixon (GBr) Champion Maxgear/Base  
DNFKatie Archibald (GBr) City of Edinburgh RC  
DNFHayley Simmonds (GBr) GB Cycles.co.uk  
DNFHarriet Owen (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing  
DNFKarla Boddy (GBr) MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling  
DNFGemma Neill (GBr) Pedal Power RT  
DNFAnda-Jay Burgess (GBr) Sandy Wallace Cycles  
DNFKatie Colclough (GBr) Specialized-Lululemon  
Under 23 Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda3:13:43 
2Emma Grant (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing0:03:51 
3Elinor Barker (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:06:26 
4Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:09:27 
5Lucy Garner (GBr) Argos - Shimano0:10:48 
6Hannah Barnes (GBr) MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling  
7Molly Weaver (GBr) Breast Cancer Care  
8Hannah Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing  
9Corrine Hall (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing  
10Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness Racing0:10:51 
11Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Breast Cancer Care0:16:27 
12Penny Rowson (GBr) Breast Cancer Care0:16:30 

 

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