Ethan Hayter and Anna Henderson took the elite time trialling crowns in Tealby, while Ethan’s brother Leo and Scot Anna Shackley became the new U23 national time trial champions.
Read more about the course in our race preview here.
Featured photo: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com – 14/10/2021 – HSBC UK British Cycling Championship, Road. Individual Time Trial, ITT U23 Men – Tealby, Lincolnshire, England.
Men’s U23 time trial
Leo Hayter (Development Team DSM) dominated the men’s U23 national time trial championships, setting the fastest time at the intermediate split and finishing 53 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger, Ben Turner (TRINITY Racing).
The win continues a remarkable return to form for Hayter after bouncing back from mental health struggles to win the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège and a stage at the Tour de Bretagne last month.
Aaron Freeman (Richardsons-Trek) and then Oliver Knight (AVC Aix-en-Provence) were both in the hot seat for a while, but once Hayter set a rapid intermediate time of 19.02, it quickly became apparent who the man to beat was.
Our pre-race tip Ben Turner (Trinity Racing) finished second, with Hayter’s teammate Oscar Onley (Development Team DSM) rounding out the podium. There were strong rides too from Lewis Askey (Groupama-FDJ Continental), who narrowly missed out on a podium place, Sam Watson (Team Inspired), first-year U23 Tom Day (SEG Racing Academy) and Ollie Rees (TRINITY Racing).
Speaking after the race, Hayter said:
“I’ve actually never been a national champion before. I’ve podiumed five or six times but never won, so it feels really good to finally wear the jersey. It was really interesting – for a time-trial course I was really impressed with it, it had a bit of everything.”
|Rank||#||Rider||Club / Team Name||Time||Gap|
|1||108||Hayter Leo||Development Team DSM||38:04.49|
|2||106||Turner Ben||TRINITY Road Racing||38:57.19||+ 52.71|
|3||111||Onley Oscar||Development Team DSM||39:37.78||+ 1.33.29|
|4||102||Askey Lewis||GROUPAMA – FDJ||39:43.06||+ 1. 38.58|
|5||105||Watson Samuel||Team Inspired||40:08.58||+ 2.04.09|
|6||110||Day Thomas||SEG Racing Academy||40:18.47||+ 2:13.99|
|7||109||Rees Oliver||TRINITY Road Racing||40:21.95||+ 2:17.46|
|8||123||Knight Oliver||AVC Aix en Provence||40:44.16||+ 2:39.68|
|9||103||Gloag Thomas||TRINITY Road Racing||40:47.52||+ 2:43.03|
|10||107||Laverick Joseph||Axeon Hagens Berman CT||40:51.75||+ 2:47.27|
|11||131||Freeman Aaron||Richardsons Trek DAS||41:16.36||+ 3:11.88|
|12||129||Wood George||Cycling Sheffield||41:18.01||+ 3:13.52|
|13||115||Giles Jordan||Southampton University Road Cl||41:28.37||+ 3:23.88|
|14||133||Tanfield Toby||Cleveland Whls RT/Catley Lakem||41:37.37||+ 3:32.88|
|15||104||Wood Harrison||SEG Racing Academy||41:53.10||+ 3:48.61|
|16||122||Kimber George||Spirit Bontrager BSS Rotor||41:53.39||+ 3:48.91|
|17||127||Torrie Timothy||TBW23 Stuart Hall Cycling||41:55.86||+ 3:51.38|
|18||118||Crockett Finn||Wheelbase CabTech Castelli||42:01.85||+ 3:57.37|
|19||116||Wilson Joe||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||42:05.82||+ 4:01.34|
|20||125||Rees Joseph||BIKESTRONG-KTM||42:07.48||+ 4:02.99|
|21||120||Blain Jamieson||BIKESTRONG-KTM||42:11.64||+ 4:07.15|
|22||124||Maclean Logan||Wheelbase CabTech Castelli||42:16.25||+ 4:11.77|
|23||113||Robinson Oliver||LVIV CYCLING TEAM||42:39.47||+ 4:34.98|
|24||128||Truelove William||Wales Racing Academy||42:40.39||+ 4:35.91|
|25||134||Rosie Lee||University of Aberdeen||42:47.83||+ 4:43.35|
|26||114||Bramley Travis||Nopinz Motip Race Team||42:55.40||+ 4:50.91|
|27||119||Beckett Samuel||Wales Racing Academy||42:58.05||+ 4:53.56|
|28||136||Mackie Ewan||Cycling Sheffield||43:19.60||+ 5:15.12|
|29||121||Dobbins Matti||RT23||43:28.46||+ 5:23.97|
|30||126||Tillett Samuel||BIKESTRONG-KTM||43:47.00||+ 5:42.52|
|31||135||Copley Josh||TBW23 Stuart Hall Cycling||44:09.67||+ 6:05.18|
|32||137||Burke Matthew||Wales Racing Academy||46:25.72||+ 8:21.24|
Women’s U23 time trial
20-year-old Scot Anna Shackley confirmed her status as one the world’s brightest prospects with a commanding performance in the women’s U23 time trial that saw her finish over a minute and a half ahead of her nearest rival.
Lucy Gadd (Storey Racing) set the early running, with a strong benchmark time of 46:55.029. Gadd’s time was pipped by April Tacey (Drops-Le Col s/b Tempur), as she clocked in at 46:43.300. Tacey remained in the hot seat until our pre-race tip Abi Smith (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) bested Tacey’s time by 18 seconds.
Out on the course, however, it was Anna Shackley (Team SD Worx) and Pfeiffer Georgi (Team DSM) who were setting the fastest intermediate times, with Shackley (21:52:00) a full 34 seconds ahead of Georgi (22:26:00).
Shackley, who thrives on a hilly parcours, was clearly making hay on the challenging course, pulling out an unassailable lead over her rivals. She won in a time of 43:55.839, well clear of second-placed Georgi (45:30.370).
Reflecting on a landmark 2021, Shackley said:
“It feels really good. I wasn’t expecting that, I’m not usually the best at time trials but I think I’m starting to enjoy them when they go well! I think that hill in the middle of the lap definitely helped me a lot, but it was a hard course and quite technical with the wind.
“It’s a cherry on top of the cake for this season. It’s been really good, I’ve really enjoyed this year and hopefully next year I can improve as well.”
|Rank||#||Rider||Club / Team Name||Time||Gap|
|1||202||Shackley Anna||Team SD Worx||43:55.84|
|2||201||Georgi Pfeiffer||Team DSM||45:30.37||+ 1.34.53|
|3||204||Smith Abi||Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank||46:25.24||+ 2.29.41|
|4||212||Tacey April||DROPS-LE COL SUPPORTED BY TEMP||46:34.57||+ 2.38.73|
|5||215||Gadd Lucy||Storey Racing||46:55.03||+ 2.59.19|
|6||211||Jessett Miriam||Vredestein Basso||48:47.00||+ 4:51.16|
|7||217||Miller Tamsin||Avid Sport||48:47.36||+ 4:51.52|
|8||213||Hayes Connie||AWOL- O’Shea||48:47.47||+ 4:51.63|
|9||208||Morrow Beth||Storey Racing||49:26.53||+ 5:30.69|
|10||218||Ellmore Lucy||SKODA DSI Cycling Academy||49:40.11||+ 5:44.27|
|11||209||Towers Alice||DROPS-LE COL SUPPORTED BY TEMP||49:45.14||+ 5:49.30|
|12||205||King Eluned||Team Breeze||49:49.35||+ 5:53.51|
|13||220||Tamplin Anya||HuntBikeWheels||49:57.36||+ 6:01.52|
|14||223||Barnes Daisy||Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnFor||50:29.91||+ 6:34.07|
|15||219||Watts Lydia||AWOL Worx Galliard||51:31.35||+ 7:35.51|
|16||214||Gammons Madeleine||Jadan – Vive le Velo||51:44.17||+ 7:48.33|
|17||216||French Olivia||SKODA DSI Cycling Academy||52:12.82||+ 8:16.98|
|18||207||Newberry Morgan||SKODA DSI Cycling Academy||54:14.35||+ 10:18.51|
Men’s elite time trial
Ethan Hayter made it two from two for the Hayter family to take the men’s elite time trial victory. It is Hayter senior’s 9th win on the road this season. Given his versatility, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that he could achieve a historic treble: he is down to ride both the national circuit race on Friday and the national road race on Sunday.
Oliver Hucks (Nopinz Motip Race Team) set the most impressive time of the early starters, recording 1.01.58.691 at the finish line. He kept the hot seat warm for quite some time until Micahel Gill from the Saint Piran Development team and then Ashley Cox (Team Bottrill) both bettered his time in fairly quick succession.
Behind, however, the bigger names were beginning to set the quickest times at the intermediate points. At split 1, James Shaw (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) clocked the quickest time (19.06), until his teammate Dan Bigham (18.55) and then Hayter (18.37) bettered his mark. At this point, Connor Swift (Arkéa-Samsic), Fred Wright (Bahrain-Victorious) and Charlie Quaterman (Trek-Segafredo) were all close behind Shaw.
By split 2, Bigham seemed to pulling things back on Hayter, with Hayter recording a time of 37.55 and Bigham just 9 seconds further back. Behind the, Shaw was still third (38.37), with Wright (38.42) and Archibald (38.55) his nearest challengers for third. Reigning champion Alex Dowsett, meanwhile, had pulled out of the race, the reasons for which are not yet clear.
Hayter pulled away slightly on the final lap, eventually finishing in 56.41.938m. Bigham crossed the finishing line 36 seconds back. Shaw held on to third, confirming that the significant gains he has made on the time trial bike this season with the support of Bigham and his Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team.
Hayter had arrived in Tealby early to celebrate Leo’s victory and even had one eye on his little brother’s time while out on the course.
“I think I was kind of the favourite coming into this but I don’t think Leo really was, so that was a really nice way to start the day to come down and see him. It’s a big shame my family couldn’t be here because my Dad’s actually got Covid – he’s all right, he’s just stuck at home, but I’m sure they’ll celebrate!
“I know what time my brother did and as I came around here with a lap to go I checked and was just about up on him, so I thought I must be going all right!”
Hayter now switches his focus to tomorrow’s HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships race, followed by the road race on Sunday.
“I’ll try my best and if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. I just kind of saw it [the circuit race] and thought I’ll enter it for a bit of fun almost as much as anything. I’ll just do what I can – I try to win every race.”
|Rank||BIB||Rider||Club / Team Name||Time||Gap|
|1||303||Hayter Ethan||Team Ineos Grenadiers||56:41.94|
|2||304||Bigham Daniel||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||57:18.60||+ 36.67|
|3||312||Shaw James||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||57:31.14||+ 49.20|
|4||305||Wright Fred||Bahrain-Victorious||57:59.75||+ 1.17.81|
|5||302||Archibald John||Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team||58:40.74||+ 1.58.80|
|6||311||Swift Connor||Team Arkea-Samsic||58:44.49||+ 2:02.55|
|7||308||Quarterman Charlie||TREK – SEGAFREDO||59:32.06||+ 2:50.12|
|8||310||Fennell Christopher||The Independent Pedaler||59:34.89||+ 2:52.96|
|9||316||Cox Ashley||Team Bottrill||00:21.20||+ 3:39.26|
|10||313||Perrett William||Spellman – Dublin Port Track T||00:38.11||+ 3:56.17|
|11||321||Gill Michael||Saint Piran Development||00:42.82||+ 4:00.88|
|12||318||Lampier Steve||Saint Piran||01:28.87||+ 4:46.93|
|13||320||Peckover Oliver||SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling||01:39.77||+ 4:57.83|
|14||333||Hucks Oliver||Nopinz Motip Race Team||01:58.69||+ 5:16.75|
|15||323||Stedman Maximilian||Canyon DHB Sungod||02:11.09||+ 5:29.15|
|16||324||Lewis Gruffudd||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||02:21.24||+ 5:39.30|
|17||325||Graham Rupert||Spirit Bontrager BSS Rotor||02:47.36||+ 6:05.42|
|18||331||Oakes Richard||Team Ohten Aveas||03:12.21||+ 6:30.27|
|19||319||Peacock Jordan||Spirit Bontrager BSS Rotor||03:15.70||+ 6:33.76|
|20||332||Holland Ross||Saint Piran||04:07.76||+ 7:25.82|
|21||329||Hutchings Oscar||Team Tor 2000 Kalas||05:44.82||+ 9:02.89|
|22||337||Pease Ben||Moonglu CC||06:15.16||+ 9:33.23|
|23||338||Skinner George||Primera-TeamJobs||06:18.85||+ 9:36.91|
|24||339||Norman Simon||Beds Road Race Team||06:43.02||+ 10:01.08|
|25||340||Levick Jack||Rose Race Team||06:52.05||+ 10:10.11|
|26||327||Bjergfelt William||SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling||06:54.54||+ 10:12.60|
|27||334||Petersen Marinus||Spirit Bontrager BSS Rotor||07:06.61||+ 10:24.67|
|28||335||Avery Joshua||Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnFor||08:49.18||+ 12:07.25|
|29||336||Staunton Joe||WightlinkWight Mountain CRT.||09:40.51||+ 12:58.57|
Women’s elite time trial
Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo-Visma) backed up her under-23 title at this event in 2019 to beat a high-quality field, demonstrating that she is a lot more than just a class classics rider.
Jennifer George (Memorial Santos) set the early benchmark for elite women, crossing the line with a time of 45.51.416. Becky Storrie (CAMS-Basso) was the next Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) who recorded an impressive 44.02.798.
Behind, all eyes were on the intermediate split times. There were 30 seconds between the top six riders, with Henderson leading at the halfway mark, Joss Lowden (Drops-Le Col s/b Tempur) 15 seconds behind, closely followed by Hannah Barnes (Canyon//SRAM) and Dixon a further 12 second back, and Hayley Simmonds (CAMS-Basso) and Alice Barnes (Canyon//SRAM) a few seconds after them.
Henderson powered away on the final lap, eventually beating Lowden by over 56 seconds. Dixon’s time was just two seconds behind Lowden’s, with Alice Barnes, Hannah Barnes and Simmonds completing the top six.
Speaking afterwards, Henderson was blown away to have prevailed in such a strong elite women’s field at the first attempt.
“I think it’s more shock than anything. I saw the calibre of the British girls at the Women’s Tour last week and they were on fire, so I’m really proud and happy to come away with the win. I made a good plan with my team and they came over from the Netherlands, so I’m really appreciative of them coming over to give me that extra dimension of support.”
|Rank||#||Rider||Club / Team Name||Time||Gap|
|1||405||Henderson Anna||Team Jumbo-Visma||43:04.21|
|2||404||Lowden Joscelin||DROPS-LE COL SUPPORTED BY TEMP||44:00.39||+ 0:56.17|
|3||411||Dixon Leah||Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank||44:02.80||+ 0:58.59|
|4||401||Barnes Alice||CANYON – SRAM RACING||44:23.92||+ 1:19.71|
|5||403||Barnes Hannah||CANYON – SRAM RACING||44:26.23||+ 1:22.01|
|6||402||Simmonds Hayley||CAMS-Basso||44:41.53||+ 1:37.32|
|7||408||Morris Anna||AeroLab Ward WheelZ||45:14.10||+ 2:09.89|
|8||412||Storrie Becky||CAMS-Basso||45:27.43||+ 2:23.21|
|9||418||George Jennifer||Memorial Santos||45:51.42||+ 2:47.21|
|10||421||Berry Charlotte||Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes –||46:16.12||+ 3:11.91|
|11||409||Clay Alex||The Independent Pedaler||46:27.57||+ 3:23.36|
|12||413||Hall Francesca||Loughborough Lightning – TRG||47:21.71||+ 4:17.50|
|13||415||Grinczer Natalie||CAMS-Basso||47:26.02||+ 4:21.81|
|14||407||Smith Victoria||AeroCoach||47:29.39||+ 4:25.18|
|15||410||Christian Anna||DROPS-LE COL SUPPORTED BY TEMP||47:39.70||+ 4:35.49|
|16||420||Dickerson Megan||SKODA DSI Cycling Academy||48:09.18||+ 5:04.96|
|17||416||Richardson Rebecca||Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnFor||48:14.78||+ 5:10.57|
|18||423||Thompson Poppy||Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes –||48:54.48||+ 5:50.27|
|19||426||Gornall Amy||Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes –||49:14.45||+ 6:10.24|
|20||419||Lankford Sophie||Jadan – Vive le Velo||49:47.12||+ 6:42.91|
|21||425||Richards Rebecca||SKODA DSI Cycling Academy||52:49.27||+ 9:45.06|
|22||424||Pittard Laura||Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnFor||53:40.94||+ 10:36.73|
|23||422||Marks Amy||Team LDN – Brother UK||53:58.00||+ 10:53.79|