Alex Dowsett claims record-equalling fourth National time trial title

Alex Dowsett equals Stuart Dangerfield's record of four National Championships time trial victories

Alex Dowsett
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Alex Dowsett flew to his fourth National Championships time trial title in Lincoln, equalling the record set by Stuart Dangerfield back in 2005.

The Movistar rider completed the 45km course in an hour and 11 seconds, more than three minutes faster than second place rider Edmund Bradbury.

Alex Dowsett, British time trial national championships 2015

Alex Dowsett, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The win gives Dowsett his fourth title in five years, having lost out to Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2014, and moves him above the former Team Sky rider and Michael Hutchinson in the all-time list.

Twenty-six-year-old Dowsett joins Dangerfield on four wins, with the latter's last title coming in 2005, and tops an impressive year for the Essex-born rider.

Not only did he break the UCI Hour Record back in May, but he later won his first stage race - Bayern Rundfahrt - on the back of his time-trial abilities.

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

NFTO's Bradbury claimed the second spot on the podium, with Ryan Perry (SportGrub KUOTA) pipping Matt Bottrill to third place.

Earlier in the day, Hayley Simmonds soared to an equally impressive victory in the women's race, while Scott Davies retained his U23 title.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.