Rowsell on top in Britsh women's time trial championship

Armitstead, Colclough round out podium in East Ayrshire

Olympic and multi-time world team pursuit champion Joanna Rowsell (Wiggle Honda) claimed her first national time trial title at the 2013 British Road Championships in East Ayrshire. The 24-year-old topped Lizzy Armitstead (Dolmans Boels) by 32 seconds in the 35.2km test, with Specialized-lululemon rider Katie Colclough in third.

Rowsell, who has numerous national titles on the track, stepped up her road programme after her successful campaign in London's track events last year, joining her fellow team pursuiters Laura Trott and Dani King on the Wiggle Honda professional road team this year.

With the time trial title firmly in her sights, Rowsell held only a slim lead at the intermediate check, but had a much better second half than her competitors to come off with a resounding victory.

Trott was pushed to fifth by her sister Emma, while King finished outside the top 10.

“I’m absolutely over the moon,” Rowsell said. “I can’t believe that I’ve won, but I was targeting this and I came here to get the jersey, so I’m absolutely over the moon that I’ve managed it.

“I’ve won the under-23 road race title twice, but this is my first senior one,” Rowsell confirmed. “I think the thing with winning the title is that you can actually wear the jersey in races. I just can’t wait to get a skinsuit made up and wear it next time I do a time trial!”

Full Results
1Joanna Rowsell (Wiggle Honda)0:49:25.67 
2Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans)0:00:32.15 
3Katie Colclough (Specialized-Lululemon)0:01:37.06 
4Emma Trott (Boels Dolmans)0:01:55.97 
5Laura Trott OBE (Wiggle Honda)0:02:00.82 
6Lucy Coldwell0:02:14.56 
7Elinor Barker (Wiggle Honda)0:02:17.07 
8Anna Turvey (Tyneside Vagabonds CC)0:02:38.01 
9Hannah Barnes (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling)0:02:56.53 
10Julia Shaw (www.drag2zero.com)0:03:19.16 
11Rebecca Slack (Look Mum No Hands)0:03:46.60 
12Natalie Creswick (Mulebar Girl-Sigma Sport)0:03:47.60 
13Danielle King (Wiggle Honda)0:03:49.52 
14Emma Grant (Matrix Fitness RA)0:04:37.17 
15Katie Archibald (City of Edinburgh RC)0:04:58.54 
16Fiona Duncan (Ythan CC)0:05:01.76 
17Hayley Simmonds (GB Cycles.co.uk)0:05:03.76 
18Molly Weaver (Breast Cancer Care CT)0:05:31.65 
19Joanne Blakeley (Champion/Maxgear/Base)0:06:08.24 
20Rebecca Rimmington0:06:21.85 
21Anda-Jay Burgess (Sandy Wallace Cycles)0:06:28.13 
22Amy Roberts (Wiggle Honda)0:06:33.82 
23Jennifer Taylor (Velo Ecosse/Montpeliers)0:06:37.95 
24Helen McKay (Look Mum No Hands)0:07:23.96 
25Joanna Smith (Feminin Languedoc Roussillon)0:08:46.89 
26Lynne Wardrop (Ayr Roads Cycling Club)0:09:07.96 
27Danielle Christmas (Team ASL360)0:09:13.02 
28Laura Wasley (Scott Contessa Epic)0:10:04.27 
29Valerie Martin (Dooleys-Cycles.co.uk)0:11:03.79 
30Laura Nicolson (Moray Firth CC)0:11:18.32 
31Elanor Cadzow (Welwyn Whls CC)0:11:31.32 
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