Lizzie Armitstead and Peter Kennaugh Crowned Champions at the 2015 British Cycling National Road Championships
The British National Road Race Championships cover different categories of British Road Bicycle racing events and are normally held annually with this year’s event taking place on Sunday 28th June.
This weekend saw Peter Kennaugh cycle to victory at the 2015 British Cycling National Road Championships in Lincoln’s biggest ever cycling event to date.
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After crosswinds saw the peloton ripped apart in the early stages, Kennaugh and Team Sky colleague Ian Stannard escaped leaving Mark Cavendish, Luke Rowe, Scott Thwaites and Adam Blythe in pursuit.
Thwaites and Blythe dropped back while Luke Rowe worked with Cavendish to close the gap on his Team Sky associated with just three laps to the finish.
On the final 13-kilometre lap, Stannard burst free but was quickly caught up with as Kennaugh and Cavendish accelerated away leaving Rowe and the 2012 champion Stannard to contest bronze.
Cavendish managed to grab Silver with his admirable efforts with Ian Stannard finishing closely behind.
It was fittingly left for the final climb of Michaelgate for the title to be decided and although Cavendish kept with Kennaugh, the 26-year-old eventually pulled away to become the first British male to win back-to-back road titles since Roger Hammond in 2003 and 2004.
For the women’s’ racing , no rider was able to match Lizzie Armitstead as she powered her way through the circuit and completed the last lap alone before crossing the finish line to the backdrop of Lincoln Cathedral with Alice Barnes in her first elite road championships, holding off the challenge of defending champion Laura Trott to take Silver.