Bec Hillclimb 05 Wiggins

The final act of the UK time-trial season is probably its most spectacular, and certainly its most distinctive, hill-climbing.

It's a simple time trial, up a hill. But don't go thinking it's anything like those up hill stages that are sometimes included in continental stage races - those are languid by comparison. No, in British hill-climbing, the climbs might be short, but they're typically very, very steep.

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