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2022 National Time Trial Championships: report and results

Report and results from the 2022 National Time Trial Championships, Thursday 23 June

Leo Hayter (Hagens Berman Axeon) successfully defended his men’s under-23 time trial crown at the Crichton Estate just south of Dumfries in Scotland, backing up a superb month after his U23 Giro d’Italia win. Shortly after, Pfeiffer Georgi (Team DSM) backed up her 2021 national road race win to take the women’s under-23 time trial victory.

In the afternoon session, Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) emulated his brother by retaking his men’s elite time trial title, while Joss Lowden (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) took her first elite national time trial title, improving on her second place from 2021.

Read more about the course in our race preview here.

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Men’s U23 time trial

Leo Hayter (Hagens Berman Axeon) lived up to the hype as the pre-race favourite to win the U23 men’s time trial crown for the second year in a row, finishing ahead of his nearest rival by over 16 seconds. He did this despite having to change bikes during the ride, demonstrating just what incredible form the recent U23 Giro d’Italia champion is in right now.

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Just 18 years old, Scot Callum Thornley (Wheelbase CabTech Castelli) was the surprise package of the day. He took the hot seat early on with a time of 26:17.37. With the big favourites still to come, it was widely assumed his time on the hot seat would be numbered. As rider after rider crossed the line, however, Thornley’s time held firm. It was until the very final rider – Hayter – crossed the line that Thornley was unseated. A breakthrough ride for the first-year under-23, a rider we are sure to hear more about if this performance is anything to go by.

Charlie Bailey, riding as a private member, produced another breakthrough ride to complete the podium. The 19-year-old has been riding in France this season for Charlie Quarterman’s Philippe Wagner Cycling team and certainly seems to have the same time trialling DNA as his teammate, a former under-23 time trial champion himself.

Elsewhere there were strong rides from Trinity Racing’s Ollie Rees and first-year under-23 Josh Giddings (Team Inspired) to complete the top five.

Rank#RiderTeam NameTimeGap
1101Hayter LeoHagens Berman Axeon26:00.65
2137Thornley CallumWheelbase CabTech Castelli26:17.37+16.72
3122Bailey CharlesPrivate Member26:28.37+27.72
4104Rees OliverTRINITY Road Racing26:31.40+30.75
5113Giddings JoshuaTeam Inspired26:35.62+34.97
6110Laverick JosephHagens Berman Axeon26:41.32+40.67
7108Day ThomasHome Solution – Soenens U23 De26:43.12+42.47
8117Nilsson-Julien OscarTeam Inspired26:45.69+45.04
9107Walker MaxTRINITY Road Racing26:50.66+50.01
10119Charlton JoshTeam Inspired26:56.93+56.28
11102Onley OscarDevelopment Team DSM27:00.42+59.77
12105Watson SamuelGROUPAMA – FDJ27:11.27+ 1:10.62
13139Maclean LoganWheelbase CabTech Castelli27:12.45+ 1:11.80
14106Donaldson RobertTeam Inspired27:14.04+ 1:13.39
15129Clark SamueltrainSharp Elite27:16.16+ 1:15.51
16111Pickering FinlayGROUPAMA – FDJ27:20.91+ 1:20.27
17114Hannay TylerCC Etupes27:28.01+ 1:27.36
18128Macleod CallumABLOC CT27:28.78+ 1:28.13
19126Wood GeorgeCycling Sheffield27:31.85+ 1:31.20
20103Askey LewisGROUPAMA – FDJ27:35.91+ 1:35.26
21138Wilson JoeDolan Ellesse Race Team27:36.49+ 1:35.84
22124Freeman AaronRichardsons Trek DAS27:40.21+ 1:39.56
23132Blain JamiesonEmbark – Bikestrong27:59.37+ 1:58.73
24125Birrell RossTeam Inspired28:10.22+ 2:09.57
25116Culverwell SamTRINITY Road Racing28:19.99+ 2:19.34
26142King AaronRT2328:28.86+ 2:28.21
27140Mc Sherry CiaranThe Cycling Academy28:37.30+ 2:36.65
28130Young JensonSaint Piran28:47.31+ 2:46.66
29123Rootkin-Gray JackTeam Inspired28:57.22+ 2:56.57
30135McKinnon ConorDolan Ellesse Race Team29:02.89+ 3:02.25
31145Avery JacobHigh Wycombe Cycling Club29:27.26+ 3:26.61
32133Mackie EwanSaris Rouvy Sauerland Team29:29.97+ 3:29.32
33131Dobbins MattiWheelbase CabTech Castelli29:36.84+ 3:36.19
34134Jukes Harry05/0330:09.87+ 4:09.22

Women’s U23 time trial

Hot on the heels of Hayter’s victory, Pfeiffer Georgi (Team DSM) completed a fine rider to take the women’s under-23 time trial title. She finished just over 11 seconds over fellow WorldTour rider Elynor Bäckstedt (Trek-Segafredo). The duo were a cut above the rest of the field, coming in well over a minute ahead of third-placed Lucy Gadd (Storey Racing).

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Georgi, who will defend her national road race crown on Sunday, went one better than last year in Lincoln, where she finished second behind Anna Shackley in the under-23 time trial. She won’t get to wear her new under-23 national jersey in races (there is no under-23 category for women) but she is at least guaranteed at least one national title in the coming year.

Bäckstedt looks close to her best again after suffering a broken collarbone last year. Second place should give her confidence now for the rest of the season. 21-year-old Lucy Gadd (Storey Racing) continued her excellent season to round out the podium. Such is her form and promise, we wouldn’t be surprised if she steps up to UCI level soon.

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19-year-old Scot Kate Richardson (Alba Development Road Team) was fourth, continuing a fine run of form that saw her finish eighth in the CiCLE Classic last weekend after picking up several top fives in the Sportsbreaks.com Tour Series last month.

Rank#RiderTeam NameTimeGap
1201Georgi PfeifferTeam DSM29:42.62
2204Backstedt ElynorTREK – SEGAFREDO29:54.09+11.47
3207Gadd LucyStorey Racing31:02.64+ 1:20.02
4206Richardson KateAlba Development Road Team31:35.75+ 1:53.13
5202Smith AbiEF Education-TIBCO-SVB31:42.06+ 1:59.44
6209Hayes ConnieAWOL- O’Shea31:48.16+ 2:05.54
7203Tacey AprilLe Col – Wahoo31:56.91+ 2:14.29
8211Tamplin AnyaStorey Racing32:15.93+ 2:33.31
9213Baker AlderneyBIANCHI HUNT MORVELO32:34.14+ 2:51.52
10219Watts LydiaAWOL Worx Galliard32:37.41+ 2:54.79
11210Ellmore LucyPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli32:58.22+ 3:15.60
12217Coleman EllaAWOL- O’Shea33:00.11+ 3:17.49
13218Holmes SophieDatalynx-Parenesis Cycling33:11.71+ 3:29.09
14221French OliviaStorey Racing33:22.55+ 3:39.93
15216Barnes DaisyBrother UK-Orientation Marketing33:36.45+ 3:53.84
16220Vickers ChloeLoughborough Lightning – TRG34:51.65+ 5:09.03
17214Knight FloraLoughborough Lightning – TRG35:23.25+ 5:40.63
18208Perkins FloraLe Col – Wahoo39:15.07+ 9:32.45

Men’s elite time trial

In the men’s elite time trial, history repeated itself with the podium positions being filled by the same three riders that completed the 2021 podium. As in Lincoln in October last year, Ethan Hayter made it a day of double celebrations for the Hayter family, blasting his way to the win by finishing over a minute clear of his podium rivals Dan Bigham (Private Member) and James Shaw (EF Education – EasyPost).

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Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling’s Ollie Peckover set the early benchmark, coming home in a time of 53:02.614. He stayed in the hot seat until former under-23 national time trial champion Charlie Quarterman (Phillipe Wagner Cycling) bettered his time with 52:36.670.

Quarterman’s time was looking good right until the final few riders, with Owain Doull, Alex Dowsett, Ben Turner and others all failing to beat his time. But John Archibald (Private Member) then went eight seconds quicker. With just last year’s podium finishers – Shaw, Bigham and Hayter – to come, Archibald only had a short time to wait to see if he could hang on for a top-three position.

Shaw was the first to beat Archibald’s time, setting 52:09.869, before Bigham went 17 seconds faster. Hayter then crossed the line with a stunning time of 50:38.525, underlining his superiority in the discipline and securing the red, white and blue bands on his aerosuit for another year.

Rank#RiderTeam NameTimeGap
1301Hayter EthanIneos Grenadiers50:38.53
2302Bigham DanielPrivate Member51:52.63+ 1:14.10
3303Shaw JamesEF Education – EasyPost52:09.87+ 1:31.34
4306Archibald JohnPrivate Member52:24.64+ 1:46.11
5316Quarterman CharlesPhillippe Wagner Cycling52:36.67+ 1:58.14
6309Doull MBE OwainEF Education – EasyPost53:01.37+ 2:22.84
7327Peckover OliverRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling53:02.61+ 2:24.09
8305Dowsett AlexIsrael – Premier Tech53:22.85+ 2:44.33
9315Tanfield CharlieRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling53:55.28+ 3:16.75
10311Turner BenIneos Grenadiers54:00.08+ 3:21.55
11319Cox AshleyTeam Bottrill54:13.51+ 3:34.98
12333Kyffin ZebRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling54:20.02+ 3:41.49
13321Stewart MarkBolton Equities Black Spoke Pr54:32.92+ 3:54.40
14312Carr SimonEF Education – EasyPost54:41.25+ 4:02.72
15317Wilson SimonRibble Weldtite Pro Cycling55:04.86+ 4:26.33
16328Gordon KyleRT2355:17.04+ 4:38.52
17331Lewis GruffuddWiV Sungod55:57.94+ 5:19.42
18330Hucks OliverSaint Piran56:18.47+ 5:39.94
19323Torrie TimothytrainSharp Elite57:00.31+ 6:21.79
20342Peasgood GeorgeTeam HUUB58:03.97+ 7:25.45
21326Rebours JackCaesarean CC Jersey58:08.72+ 7:30.20
22336Levick JackRose Race Team58:13.43+ 7:34.91
23339Giles JordanPrimera-TeamJobs58:17.56+ 7:39.03
24318Tremlett SebastianGuernsey Velo Club (LBG)59:01.70+ 8:23.18
25338Bjergfelt WilliamSaint Piran1:01:18.06+ 10:40.02
26335Skinner GeorgePrimera-TeamJobs1:02:54.06+ 12:16.04
DQ310Vernon EthanQUICK-STEP  Alpha Vinyl
DNF325Gill MichaelSaint Piran
DNF340Richardson CameronRT23

Women’s elite time trial

Former UCI Hour Record holder Joss Lowden (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) was the only rider to break 29 minutes in the elite women’s category, clocking a blistering time of 28:44.912 to take her maiden elite national time trial title at the age of 34.

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Welsh rider Leah Dixon (Bianchi HUNT Morvélo) moved up from third on the 2021 podium to second in Dumfries to gain the silver medal with a time of 29:07.340, while Le Col-Wahoo’s Lizzie Holden came in third, crossing the line in 29:13.523.

Emily Meakin (AWOL O’Shea) finished narrowly outside the podium, finishing just half a second slower than Holden. In fact, the event was a close-run affair in general, with less than 30 seconds separating first from fourth.

21-year-old Scot Anna Shackley (Team SD Worx) won the U23 national time trial title and opted to step up to the elite competition this year. She impressed, clocking a time just three seconds shy of Meakin.

Meanwhile reigning champion Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo-Visma) finished sixth.

Rank#RiderTeam NameTimeGap
1402Lowden JoscelinUno-X Pro Cycling Team28:44.91
2404Dixon LeahBIANCHI HUNT MORVELO29:07.34+ 0:22.43
3411Holden ElizabethLe Col – Wahoo29:13.52+ 0:28.61
4409Meakin EmilyAWOL- O’Shea29:14.10+ 0:29.18
5403Shackley AnnaTeam SD Worx29:17.35+ 0:32.44
6401Henderson AnnaTeam Jumbo-Visma29:31.35+ 0:46.44
7405Morris AnnaAeroLab Ward WheelZ29:39.78+ 0:54.87
8418Storey Dame SarahStorey Racing29:45.68+ 1:00.77
9415Hall FrancescaLoughborough Lightning – TRG30:08.51+ 1:23.60
10421Miller TamsinBIANCHI HUNT MORVELO30:13.40+ 1:28.49
11410George JenniferThe Independent Pedaler – Nopi30:34.61+ 1:49.70
12413Berry CharlotteSpectra Wiggle p/b Vitus30:53.89+ 2:08.97
13416Jessett MiriamStolenGoat Race Team31:20.08+ 2:35.17
14425Davies LauraOrwell Velo31:39.17+ 2:54.26
15412Shrosbree DanielleCAMS-Basso31:42.70+ 2:57.79
16419Thompson PoppyPro-Noctis – Rotor – Redchilli31:44.29+ 2:59.38
17423Faber FayeDrag2Zero Endura31:56.31+ 3:11.40
18430Wiejak ChristinaSaint Piran WRT31:58.81+ 3:13.89
19426Millmore JenniferTeam LDN – Brother UK32:02.06+ 3:17.15
20424Marsh SianTeam Boompods32:03.78+ 3:18.87
21429Weaver AnnaTeam Kirkley Cycles32:05.47+ 3:20.56
22427Rea JoanneTeam Kirkley Cycles32:46.39+ 4:01.48
23431Newberry MorganStorey Racing34:12.81+ 5:27.90
24407Evans NeahTeam HUUB36:04.20+ 7:19.28
25428Pittard LauraBrother UK-Orientation Marketi46:34.47+ 17:49.55