Joanna Rowsell has won the women’s elite National Time Trial title in Stewarton, East Ayshire, Scotland, her first elite national title in TT event. She completed the 35.2km course in 49’25”, beating Lizzie Armitstead into second (+32) and Katie Colclough to third (+1’37”); Sisters Emma and Laura Trott took fourth and fifth spot respectively. Roswell, who partnered Laura Trott and Dani King in Team Pursuit Gold at last year’s Olympic’s commented on her success yesterday, saying, ‘I am over the moon and can’t wait to race in the jersey for the coming year.’
Later in the day, on the longer 49.2km men’s course, Alex Dowsett took his third-consecutive British Time Trial title despite a fall in which he injured his hand and elbow. Regardless, the Movistar rider finished in a time of 1hr 2’30”, 21 seconds up on both second-placed Matt Bottrill and third’s Ben Swift. Dowsett’s victory betters the two championship titles won by Bradley Wiggins.