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British Road Championships 2014

Date range:
June 26-29

June 29, Road race - Women: Monmouthshire 101km

British women's road race: Trott becomes national champion

By:
Cycling News
Published:
June 29, 2014, 13:06 BST,
Updated:
June 29, 2014, 18:06 BST

King second, Armitstead third

Laura Trott and Dani King (Honda Wiggle) await the race start

Laura Trott and Dani King (Honda Wiggle) await the race start

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Laura Trott (Wiggle Honda) won the British national women's road race on Sunday, beating her teammate Dani King (Wiggle Honda) into second while defending champion Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) finished third. Sharon Laws (United Healthcare) took fourth.

Armitstead held a small 10 second lead inside the final five kilometres of racing on the finishing circuit in Abergavenny, Wales, but was chased down by the Wiggle Honda pair in the closing stages.

"It’s such an amazing feeling, it’s up there with winning a world championships for me," Trott told British Cycling at the finish of the 101 kilometre race.

"I was really disappointed (after Thursday's time-trial), I felt I had a lot more form than what the time suggested and I know the course didn’t suit me with the hill at the finish but I don’t understand why my time wasn’t good enough.”

"So to come here today, I was so, so up for it. I woke up this morning and I was like ‘don’t even speak to me’. It was really early, I was so in the zone, I just wanted to get out and get it done."

Armitstead, who has had a successful European road season to date, was at her aggressive best during the race, attacking several times in a bid to shake up a strong-looking women’s field. She held a 17 second lead on the final finishing lap and briefly looked on course to defend the title she won twelve months ago.

However strength in numbers proved to be key for the chase and primarily the Wiggle Honda team, with Trott and King eventually made contact with the lone leader, before working her over in the sprint.

"I'm disappointed. I had my normal issue of wanting to take the race on, so on every incline I gave it a go”, Armitstead told British Cycling.
"I didn't want to take it to a sprint; for me, that was more of a risk than going solo. It was just a shame that Emma Pooley chased me down on the penultimate lap, that was a bit annoying, but what can you do?”

Results

Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Laura Trott (Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling) 2:44:56  
2 Danielle King (Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling)    
3 Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team)    
4 Emma Pooley (Lotto Belisol Ladies) 0:00:04  
5 Sharon Laws (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team) 0:00:06  
6 Katie Archibald 0:01:12  
7 Sarah Storey 0:01:35  
8 Elinor Barker (Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling) 0:01:37  
9 Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team) 0:05:35  
10 Nicola Juniper 0:05:36  
11 Jessie Walker (Matrix Racing Academy)    
12 Gemma Neill    
13 Nikki Harris 0:05:41  
14 Anna Christian 0:05:48  
15 Eileen Roe 0:06:13  
16 Amy Roberts (Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling)    
17 Joanna Rowsell (Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling) 0:06:14  
18 Lucy Coldwell 0:06:17  
19 Louise Mahe 0:06:18  
20 Hannah Walker    
21 Annabel Fisher    
22 Charlene Joiner 0:06:19  
23 Lauryn Therin 0:06:20  
24 Penny Rowson (Matrix Racing Academy)    
25 Lucy Garner (Team Giant-Shimano)    
26 Anne Ewing    
27 Alice Cobb    
28 Alexie Shaw    
29 Jane Barr 0:06:21  
30 Rebecca Womersley    
31 Laura Greenhalgh    
32 Lowri Devey    
33 Emma Grant (Team TIBCO - To The Top) 0:06:22  
34 Julie Erskine    
35 Kate Oliver Tamina 0:06:24  
36 Danielle Christmas    
37 Elizabeth Malins 0:06:27  
38 Laura Massey 0:06:28  
39 Rebecca Rimmington 0:06:29  
40 Jo Tindley (Matrix Racing Academy) 0:06:30  
41 Maryka Sennema 0:06:31  
42 Corinne Hall (Matrix Racing Academy) 0:06:32  
43 Joanne Blakeley 0:08:59  
DNF Cassie Mcgoldrick    
DNF Lucy Chittenden    
DNF Victoria Grimmer    
DNF Jennifer Hudson    
DNF Emily Barnes    
DNF Eve Dixon    
DNF Jennifer Taylor    
DNF Tanya Griffiths    
DNF Delia Beddis    
DNF Helen Ralston    
DNF Louise Borthwick (Matrix Racing Academy)    
DNF Helen Mckay    
DNF Chloe Weller    
DNF Gabriella Shaw    
DNF Natalie Grinczer    
DNF Nicole Oh    
DNF Karina Bowie    
DNF Melissa Brand    
DNF George Schwiening    
DNF Gillian Taylor    
DNF Karen Poole    
DNF Laura Wasley    
DNF Ann Bowditch    
DNF Molly Weaver    
DNF Emily Kay    
DNF Suzetta Guerrini    
DNF Chloe Fraser    
DNF Sarah Odell    
DNF Boddy Karla    
DNF Jennifer George    
DNF Hayley Jones    
DNS Rebecca Nixon    
DNS Emma Rata    
DNS Mathilde Pauls    
DNS Amy Hill    
DNS Marina Bleasdale    
DNS Joanna Watts    
DNS Ciara Horne    
DNS Hayley Simmonds    
DNS Katie Curtis    
DNS Claire Thomas    
DNS Abigail van Twisk    
DNS Hannah Payton    
DNS Ella Hopkins